↠´ Three Women ê Download by ☆ Lisa Taddeo It s taken me a few days to get my thoughts together to write what I hope is a usual review I want to start by saying I think this book is worth reading It s bringing about important discussions, I ve had some really great ones with a few bookstagram friends but I also think it s important to have the right expectations going in I was excited to read what had been buzzed about as a juicy expose on female desire This book has been marketed as the next great feminist book based on 8 years of research on women s desire To me, that meant an inside look at what women are really thinking and feeling about desire Plus, I expected to read about female empowerment surrounding desire None of this happened for me In my opinion, this was a firsthand look at the effects of past trauma on Three Women, Why I love it by Lisa TaddeoRecently over drinks I asked a friend, What s the last book you read that you just couldn t put down Without hesitation, she answered, Three Women Now, I m not usually a nonfiction reader and I have a stack of half read memoirs to prove it but with this book, I have to agree with my friend Three Women sucks you in from the very first page After all, who would pass up a voyeuristic glimpse behind the bedroom doors or in some cases, the classroom or car doors of three real women Lisa Taddeo spent eight years and thousands of hours with the women profiled in Three Women, and she gives a shockingly vulnerable account of their sexual histories and innermost desires There s Maggie, a 23 year old in North Dakota involved in a court case against the high school teacher she had a physical relationship with as a minor Desire As We Ve Never Seen It Before A Riveting True Story About The Sex Lives Of Three Real American Women, Based On Nearly A Decade Of ReportingIt Thrills Us And Torments Us It Controls Our Thoughts, Destroys Our Lives, And It S All We Live For Yet We Almost Never Speak Of It And As A Buried Force In Our Lives, Desire Remains Largely Unexplored Until Now Over The Past Eight Years, Journalist Lisa Taddeo Has Driven Across The Country Six Times To Embed Herself With Ordinary Women From Different Regions And Backgrounds The Result, Three Women, Is The Deepest Nonfiction Portrait Of Desire Ever Written And One Of The Most Anticipated books Of The YearWe Begin In Suburban Indiana With Lina, A Homemaker And Mother Of Two Whose Marriage, After A Decade, Has Lost Its Passion She Passes Her Days Cooking And Cleaning For A Man Who Refuses To Kiss Her On The Mouth, Protesting That The Sensation Offends Him To Lina S Horror, Even Her Marriage Counselor Says Her Husband S Position Is Valid Starved For Affection, Lina Battles Daily Panic Attacks When She Reconnects With An Old Flame Through Social Media, She Embarks On An Affair That Quickly Becomes All ConsumingIn North Dakota We Meet Maggie, A Seventeen Year Old High School Student Who Finds A Confidant In Her Handsome, Married English Teacher By Maggie S Account, Supportive Nightly Texts And Phone Calls Evolve Into A Clandestine Physical Relationship, With Plans To Skip School On Her Eighteenth Birthday And Make Love All Day Instead, He Breaks Up With Her On The Morning He Turns Thirty A Few Years Later, Maggie Has No Degree, No Career, And No Dreams To Live For When She Learns That This Man Has Been Named North Dakota S Teacher Of The Year, She Steps Forward With Her Story And Is Met With Disbelief By Former Schoolmates And The Jury That Hears Her Case The Trial Will Turn Their Quiet Community Upside DownFinally, In An Exclusive Enclave Of The Northeast, We Meet Sloane A Gorgeous, Successful, And Refined Restaurant Owner Who Is Happily Married To A Man Who Likes To Watch Her Have Sex With Other Men And Women He Picks Out Partners For Her Alone Or For A Threesome, And She Ensures That Everyone S Needs Are Satisfied For Years, Sloane Has Been Asking Herself Where Her Husband S Desire Ends And Hers Begins One Day, They Invite A New Man Into Their Bed But He Brings A Secret With Him That Will Finally Force Sloane To Confront The Uneven Power Dynamics That Fuel Their LifestyleBased On Years Of Immersive Reporting, And Told With Astonishing Frankness And Immediacy, Three Women Is A Groundbreaking Portrait Of Erotic Longing In Today S America, Exposing The Fragility, Complexity, And Inequality Of Female Desire With Unprecedented Depth And Emotional Power It Is Both A Feat Of Journalism And A Triumph Of Storytelling, Brimming With Nuance And Empathy, That Introduces Us To Three Unforgettable Women And One Remarkable Writer Whose Experiences Remind Us That We Are Not Alone Yawn This book about three damaged women and their sad sex lives was not for me I feel sorry for all of them especially Maggie who was totally screwed but I found the book tedious and pointless Eight years of research for this Three Women tells the story of female desire, not as experienced by all women, but by Lina, Maggie, and Sloane The stories of these women are surprising and thought provoking, and Lisa Taddeo relates them in a book that is as insightful as it is impossible to put down It isn t that these Three Women speak for all women, but that they speak so clearly, honestly, and powerfully for themselves.
This was an interesting one The product ofthan a decade of research and interviews, this book tells the stories of Three Women Maggie, a North Dakota woman who, as a teenager, had an affair with her high school English teacher Lina, a Midwestern housewife stuck in a sexless marriage and Sloane, a glamorous Newport restaurateur whose husband likes to watch her sleep with other people Provocative, explicit, and refreshingly frank, Three Women seems to be perfectly timed for our current moment after all, what could be better than a book about female desire and women s narratives in 2019 On a granular, sentence by sentence level, this book is richly told and immensely readable in part because Taddeo has a gift for TLDR I hated this book so much that I m genuinely angry Advertised as a non fiction book about women s sexual desire, I chose this as my Book of the Month pick expecting stories of women exploring what it means to confidently own their sexuality in a Virgin Whore patriarchal society What I got instead were three stories in which women s exclusively hetero sexual encounters were graphically and sometimes awkwardly Cadbury Cream Eggs are ruined for me forever relayed as a backdrop to what was unveiled as their real priority to be desired and approved of by men The women themselves were written in such a way that they felt like caricatures of a real person Maggie, the troubled teen with alcoholic parents, searching for adult approval, taken advantage of by her male teacher who simultaneously struggles academica
Reviewed for The Washington Post, to be published July 9, 2019.
This is quite a perplexing book as I m not sure what Taddeo s intentions were She takes three American women and tells their stories of failed love, disappointing marriages, unmet or unfulfilled sexual and emotional needs In some ways the stories are different and, almost deliberately echo themes covered in recent fiction Lina, in a sexless marriage, falls into an affair with her high school boyfriend Maggie is groomed into a sexual relationship with her high school teacher Sloane finds herself introduced to open marriage built around a m nage theme, and recognises herself as a submissive after reading Fifty Shades of Grey And yet, all three have commonalities all Three Women are essentially unfulfilled all are, to greater or lesser ext
I couldn t help love Maggie, Sloanne and Lina and even though they chose paths that I wouldn t have, you are totally drawn into their lives The way these women act in relationships and how the author portrays it in a non judgemental way means you can relate to their stories in one way or another.
A compelling book that made me think about how I am in a relationship and how my past has influenced my present ch