Three Women



Three Women 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 reporting.It thrills us and torments us It controls our thoughts and destroys our lives 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.We 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 consuming.In 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 down.Finally, 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 lifestyle.Based 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. Read Three Women – heartforum.co.uk

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  • Hardcover
  • 304 pages
  • Three Women
  • Lisa Taddeo
  • English
  • 08 December 2018
  • 1451642296

10 thoughts on “Three Women

  1. Roxane says:

    What even is this book Broadly, it follows the desires and sex lives of three women but it feels like a novelizationthan reportage Ten years of following these women went into this book but the author seemsconcerned 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 chro...

  2. Elyse Walters says:

    Audiobook read by Tara Lynne Barr, Marin Ireland, Mena Suvari, and Lisa Taddeo I ve listened to 3 hours so far of the 11 hours and 24 minutes Dave Eggers said I can t imagine a scenario where this isn t one of theimportant and breathlessly debated books of the year Well let the debates begin I don t feel this book is worth the praise it s getting at all My thoughts so far.Honest thoughts I think very little of it The concept might have been a great idea.But Audiobook read by Tara Lynne Barr, Marin Ireland, Mena Suvari, and Lisa Taddeo I ve listened to 3 hours so far of the 11 hours and 24 minutes Dave Eggers said I can t imagine a scenario where this isn t one of theimportant and breathlessly debated books of the year Well let the debates begin I don t feel this book is worth the praise it s getting at all My thoughts so far.Honest thoughts I think very little of it The concept might have been a great idea.But 8 YEARS of research about women s sexual desires resulted in THIS Its soooooo boring mixed with sappy flowery prose.After the prologue and basic information about Lisa her mother and Lisa s purpose its been downhill for me Maybe I ll climb the hill again but so far..it s a crappy disappointment The sample read on Audiobook was great It s from the prologueBECAUSE ITS THE BEST PART The narrators voice who represents Maggie s story has such a high pitch voice she sounds like a child it doesn t fit the dialogue Honestly my emotions are high but not for the bookI m kin...

  3. Roman Clodia says:

    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 fin 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 extents, exploited by men Lina and Maggie are desperately pleading for love from married men who call them up when they choose Sloane has a troubled history of anorexia bulimia and despite her seeming assurance, traces early examples of male familial disapprova...

  4. Matt says:

    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 gamesthan 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 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 gamesthan 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 fasci...

  5. Emily May says:

    It wasn t regular, what you did, and now here I am Look at me I put this war paint on, but underneath I m scarred and scared and horny and tired and love you. I can understand why many readers were disappointed with this book Luckily for me, it was recommended to me the right way by a friend who painted it as a juicy and compelling portrait of three women s sex lives Not as some amazing non fiction project that contains the secrets of female desire.If you came for the latter, I think disap It wasn t regular, what you did, and now here I am Look at me I put this war paint on, but underneath I m scarred and scared and horny and tired and love you. I can understand why many readers were disappointed with this book Luckily for me, it was recommended to me the right way by a friend who painted it as a juicy and compelling portrait of three women s sex lives Not as some amazing non fiction project that contains the secrets of female desire.If you came for the latter, I think disappointment awaits Three Women is delicious and gossipy It has its heartbreaking moments, too, but it is mostly a book full of scandalous thrills that narrates farthan it analyzes So many of my friends read this expecting Taddeo s eight years of research to culminate in somethingeye opening,diverse and representative of women as a who...

  6. Jessica Lafferty says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here 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 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 f...

  7. Lisa says:

    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

  8. Tatiana says:

    I devoured this book I couldn t put it down This past weekend I was continuously either physically reading it or listening to it Morbid curiosity will do this to you Three Women pulled me in with the same force that every damn Dear Prudence column pulls me it I just love reading about other people s dramas This book delivers the thrills of snooping on someone s personal lives tri fold.Lisa Taddeo had intended to write a book about desire, but a...

  9. Catherine says:

    I did find the stories interesting to read, but I have a myriad of issues with the book.1 This book is marketed as a book about women s sexual desires, but of the three women s stories, only Lina s is about her sexual desire Maggie s story is about how she was groomed by her male teacher, and Sloane s is about how she has sex with other men because her husband likes it, even if she doesn t like or find those men attractive Those two stories aren t about women s sexual desires they re about I did find ...

  10. Thomas says:

    I appreciate how this book tackles the topic of female desire explicitly, given how female sexuality is so often stigmatized in contemporary culture However, several issues got in the way of me enjoying the book or connecting with itAs my friend Caroline writes in her astute review, I found aspects of the book gender essentialist, such that Lisa Taddeo would make comments about women s desires broadly, without really analyzing how those desires may stem from socialization or how they may I appreciate how this book tackles the topic of female desire explic...

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