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Download Three Women ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Lisa Taddeo Á 8 Download A riveting true story about the sex lives of three real American women based on nearly a decade of reportingHailed as “a dazzling achievement” Los Angeles Times and “riveting page turner that explores desire heartbreak and infatuation in all its messy complicated nuance” The Washington Post Lisa Taddeo’s Three Women has captivated readers booksellers and critics and topped bestseller lists worldwideIn suburban Indiana we meet Lina a homemaker and mother of two whose marriage after a decade has lost its pas. What even is this book Broadly it follows the desires and sex lives of three women but it feels like a novelization than reportage Ten years of following these women went into this book but the author seems concerned with transcription than any sort of thoughtful analysis She draws no significant conclusions on the nature of women s desires Also the title could be Three White Women as all three women chronicled here are white There is nothing wrong with that but it is such a narrow sample How are you going to write about women s desires and only look at one kind of woman I kept expecting than transcription and so when I got to the end and there was no there there I was uite angry Black Reconstruction in America 1860-1880 of three real American women based An Anthropomorphic Century on nearly a decade The War Against the Chtorr 1 A Matter For Men of reportingHailed as “a dazzling achievement” Los Angeles Times and “riveting page turner that explores desire heartbreak and infatuation in all its messy complicated nuance” The Washington Post Lisa Taddeo’s Three Women has captivated readers booksellers and critics and topped bestseller lists worldwideIn suburban Indiana we meet Lina a homemaker and mother Le choix de la défaite: Les élites françaises dans les années 1930 (Hors Collection) of two whose marriage after a decade has lost its pas. What even is this book Broadly it follows the desires and sex lives The Heart's Victory of three women but it feels like a novelization than reportage Ten years Scriptores Aethiopici Vol 20 of following these women went into this book but the author seems concerned with transcription than any sort Gajah Mada Bergelut Dalam Kemelut Takhta dan Angkara of thoughtful analysis She draws no significant conclusions Γενεθλια ξανα on the nature Souvenir of women s desires Also the title could be Three White Women as all three women chronicled here are white There is nothing wrong with that but it is such a narrow sample How are you going to write about women s desires and Twelfth Night; or What You Will only look at The Suicide one kind Kilted Desire 2 Russian Roulette of woman I kept expecting than transcription and so when I got to the end and there was no there there I was uite angry

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Download Three Women ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Lisa Taddeo Á 8 Download Ant owner who is happily married to a man who likes to watch her have sex with other men and womenBased on years of immersive reporting and told with astonishing frankness and immediacy Three Women is both a feat of journalism and a triumph of storytelling brimming with nuance and empathy “A work of deep observation long conversations and a kind of journalistic alchemy” Kate Tuttle NPR Three Women introduces us to three unforgettable women and one remarkable writer whose experiences remind us that we are not alo. 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 Curiosity owner who is happily married to a man who likes to watch her have sex with Black Reconstruction in America 1860-1880 other men and womenBased An Anthropomorphic Century on years The War Against the Chtorr 1 A Matter For Men of immersive reporting and told with astonishing frankness and immediacy Three Women is both a feat Le choix de la défaite: Les élites françaises dans les années 1930 (Hors Collection) of journalism and a triumph The Heart's Victory of storytelling brimming with nuance and empathy “A work Scriptores Aethiopici Vol 20 of deep Gajah Mada Bergelut Dalam Kemelut Takhta dan Angkara observation long conversations and a kind Γενεθλια ξανα of journalistic alchemy” Kate Tuttle NPR Three Women introduces us to three unforgettable women and Souvenir one remarkable writer whose experiences remind us that we are not alo. Yawn This book about three damaged women and their sad sex lives was not for me I feel sorry for all Twelfth Night; or What You Will of them especially Maggie who was totally screwed but I found the book tedious and pointless Eight years The Suicide of research for this

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Download Three Women ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Lisa Taddeo Á 8 Download Sion Starved for affection Lina battles daily panic attacks and after reconnecting with an old flame through social media embarks on an affair that uickly becomes all consuming In North Dakota we meet Maggie a seventeen year old high school student who allegedly has a clandestine physical relationship with her handsome married English teacher; the ensuing criminal trial will turn their uiet community upside down Finally in an exclusive enclave of the Northeast we meet Sloane a gorgeous successful and refined restaur. If you have a husband who barely touches you If you have a husband who touches you too much who grabs your hand and puts it on his penis when you re trying to read about electric fences for golden retrievers If you have a husband who plays video games than he touches your arm If you have a husband who eats the bun off your plate when you ve left it but you aren t one hundred percent done with it If you don t have a husband at all If your husband died If your wife died If your wife looks at your penis like a leftover piece of meat loaf she doesn t want to eat but also refuses to throw out If your wife miscarried late into her term and isn t the same person and she turns her back to you or she turns her emails to someone else It s impossible to be with Lina and not think about everything in your own life that is missing or whatever you think is missing because you don t feel whole on your own Lisa Taddeo Three Women It is hard to know where to start with Lisa Taddeo s fascinating frustrating and utterly absorbing Three Women So let s start with her thesis statement This project began with Taddeo s yearning to write a book about human desire Perhaps something along the lines of Thy Neighbor s Wife Gay Talese s classic of the sexual revolution As Taddeo explains in a brief forward however she soon ran into some obstacles First after talking with three different men she decided that all male desire began to bleed together This is a rather vague way of writing off literally half the human population but no big deal Male desire in its infinite variations I might add has been covered before It is entirely legitimate to focus solely on women Accordingly Taddeo readjusted her focus to encompass only female desire To gather research she crossed the country six times putting up fliers and loitering in coffee shops to find women willing to have a frank as in open your diary frank discussion She gives no indication as to what neighborhoods she entered or what neighborhoods she avoided or where she put up her fliers but suffice to say she did not gather a statistically valid random sample Instead she ran into the second obstacle to wit finding willing participants Taddeo was clearly looking to do a soul deep dive to attain a level of detail that is shocking even in this era of oversharing It s a big ask and it is not surprising that many potential subjects eventually balked and withdrewThus Taddeo s original project was whittled down once No longer a book about female desire it transformed into a book about the desires however that is defined of three women The three women are Maggie Lina and Sloane Maggie due to her circumstances is the only one not afforded a pseudonym All three are white All are straight This might seem circumscribed but I can accept it as being in the nature of this kind of book which relies on a certain kind of willing participant Obviously this is a self selected group made up of individuals who are I venture to say different from most of the rest of us by sheer dint of the fact that they were willing to respond to Taddeo s initial uery and later willing to see this through to the end These are uniue humans in that they are willing to say aloud to a writer things most people hesitate to say to themselves Maggie is a sixteen year old raised by parents who seem to be functioning alcoholics It is stated that her family is somehow unstable but that instability is not defined Shortly after meeting her she has sex with a thirty something soldier while visiting Hawaii This troubling event is only the beginning as the bulk of Maggie s tale is her affair which includes sexual activity though not intercourse with married North Dakota Teacher of the Year Aaron Knodel The trial was highly publicized hence the use of Maggie s and Knodel s real names Lina is introduced via a women s group session at the Kinsey Institute She is an Indiana housewife married to a postal worker who refuses to kiss her As in literally refuses to kiss her ever Eventually Lina hooks up with an old high school flame who provides great sex though only on his timetable and only on his terms Her affair is a doomed and passionate thingFinally there is Sloane who comes from wealth lives near the sea is married to a chef and owns a restaurant with her husband She is also a swinger whose husband likes to watch her with other men She is not sure if she likes this and is not sure if she does not like it Sloane is the most opaue the most unknowable She sleeps with women for instance yet she never identifies as bisexual Of the three Sloane s story seems the least vital I appreciated her chapters mainly as a respite from the visceral oft excruciating oft heartbreaking Maggie and Lina chapters Taddeo s writing is consistently amazing Not in the sense that she is a wonderful prose stylist though at times the prose is wonderful but in the way that she inhabits each of her three subjects Each woman has their own distinctive voice and the narrative unfolds from each of their individual points of view Taddeo almost becomes of a conduit than an author It makes for gripping reading Like many talented persons Taddeo tends to show off meaning that she occasionally delivers a clunker of a line For example while describing Lina s women s group she observes that The wine tastes like cold sneezes First ew Second what The things I do not know about female desire can fill the infinite void of outer space Bad wine on the other hand is my expertise I live on the bottom shelf with the five dollar liter and a halfs of chardonnay and I have never tasted wine that resembles a wet sneeze It s a description too clever by half I m sure that Taddeo wants nothing to do with a Norman Mailer comparison but Mailer did this very thing in The Executioner s Song Like Mailer in his opus she attempts to subsume herself into the lexicon of her characters speaking through them Like Mailer she proves unable to resist delivering a polished phrase or two that could only have come from her Three Women is getting a lot of buzz for a lot of reasons One of the big reasons is the sex There is a lot of sex here We re talking levels of detail that are unprecedented this side of outright erotica Some of Lina s scenes in particular are step by step which leads one to wonder how Taddeo gained her information Is she just a great interviewer Or was she there Talese infamously inserted pun intended himself into many of his sexual misadventures while writing Thy Neighbor s Wife Unfortunately Taddeo provides maddeningly little information about her methodology so we are left to wonder There are no endnotes footnotes or explanations with regard to her research This is a trust me kind of book As in you need to trust that the author is being honest This is fairly easy in the Maggie chapters since Taddeo could corroborate with trial records police reports and the like In other instances though it seems that we are being given single sourced episodes There is no indication for example that Taddeo spoke or attempted to speak with Ed Lina s husband to get his side of the story I will reiterate that I am perfectly content with Taddeo s decision to avoid the male perspective God knows that libraries are filled with those perspectives The result though is less than wholly empathetic and turns the men into one dimensional bit characters rather than people who are alive right now who might view the same occurrences uite differently I assume you have already guessed what I am about to say next If not here it is prurient interest was one of the motivating factors that led me here When I am informed that something is graphic or extreme or possibly in bad taste I make sure I get to the front of the line to see it This is the reason and the only reason I have viewed the films of Lars von Trier I simply cannot resist But if you are looking for titillation something to read round the pool with a glass of sun gold iced chardonnay hoping for a bit of an edge to your wine buzz you will be disappointed Three Women is far from cheaply exploitative as we are from the former planet named Pluto It is at times immensely sad even a bit grim There is sexual assault substance abuse suicide depression There are aching holes of undefined need that cannot be explained much less filled Of the three women only Lina expresses any positivity towards sex for pleasure Even she is searching for something something that goes beyond the physical grapple and release Besides the raw depictions of sexuality Three Women is sure to engender a bit of controversy I am speaking in particular of the Maggie conundrum As mentioned above Taddeo disappears behind the eyes of each of her subjects This creates a scenario in which there is no overarching authorial voice to nudge us toward an answer or to define a moral boundary A positive result is that there are no judgments and Taddeo makes clear that she disapproves the way women judge other women The downside is that Maggie s entire arc is devoted to her being statutorily raped by older men This discomfiting reality is wholly ignored aside from a fleeting sentence or two in the epilogue While I was reading this I noticed an item trending on social media cluttering my Facebook and Twitter feeds The item was a simple phrase stating that An underage woman is a girl The point obviously enough was to criticize the mainstream media for its coverage of sexual assault of minors This internet flare up proved an interesting counterpoint to Three Women where wholly one third of the space is taken up with an asymmetrical coercive relationship between an older man in authority and a teenage girl without any leverage which is shown as entirely consensual More than that Taddeo s presentation essentially concludes that Maggie only went to the police after she was jilted and overtaken by bitterness that her ex had moved on with his life The result is an uncomfortable collision between feminism and the MeToo movement that is unfortunately never explored In fairness to Taddeo raising issues without providing guidance is a pedagogically astute way of starting conversations As I said at the top it is hard to know what to say about Three Women It is also hard to stop talking about it as this two thousand word ramble attests Certainly it has stuck in my memory far longer than anything else I ve read in a long time The paths of Lina and Maggie in particular would support their very own very different very powerful books Taddeo s act of possession of speaking as another and her decision to be a scribe rather than a judge leaves a lot of lingering uestions and discussion points assuring this title a spot in book clubs for decades to come Ultimately I don t think Taddeo proves any universal truth about desire female or otherwise Mostly she got me to care very intensely about people I ve never met who I wouldn t recognize if I saw them crossing the street and who I devoutly hope will be okay It is above all else a singular work of intimacy and compassion


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  • Hardcover
  • 304
  • Three Women
  • Lisa Taddeo
  • English
  • 01 October 2020
  • 9781451642292