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09 July 2019
True stories; Society & Social Sciences; Gender studies: women; Sociology: sexual relations
THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER THE NUMBER ONE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE FOYLES NON-FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR A STYLIST BOOK OF THE DECADE THE MOST-PICKED BOOK OF THE YEAR OF 2019 All Lina wanted was to be desired. How did she end up in a marriage with two children and a husband who wouldn't touch her?

All Maggie wanted was to be understood. How did she end up in a relationship with her teacher and then in court, a hated pariah in her small town?

All Sloane wanted was to be admired. How did she end up a sexual object of men, including her husband, who liked to watch her have sex with other men and women?

Three Women is a record of unmet needs, unspoken thoughts, disappointments, hopes and unrelenting obsessions.

'A book that blazes, glitters and cuts to the heart of who we are. I'm not sure that a book can do much more' Sunday Times 'I will probably re-read it every year of my life' Caitlin Moran 'An instant classic' i 'So relatable it hurts' Elizabeth Day 'Like a true crime story - in which the crime is desire' Elle
By:   Lisa Taddeo
Imprint:   Bloomsbury
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 153mm, 
Weight:   478g
ISBN:   9781526611659
ISBN 10:   1526611651
Pages:   320
Publication Date:   09 July 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Professional and scholarly ,  ELT Advanced ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Lisa Taddeo spent eight years and thousands of hours tracking the women whose stories comprise Three Women, moving to the towns they lived in to better understand their lives. She has contributed to New York magazine, Esquire, Elle, Glamour and many other publications. Her short stories have won two Pushcart Prizes. She lives with her husband and daughter in New England.

Reviews for Three Women: THE #1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

I can't remember the last time a book affected me as profoundly as Three Women. Lisa Taddeo is a tireless reporter, a brilliant writer, and a storyteller possessed of almost supernatural humanity ... I know already that I will never stop thinking about the women profiled in this story - about their sexual desire, their emotional pain, their strength, their losses. I saw myself in all of them. Truly, Three Women is an extraordinary offering -- Elizabeth Gilbert It's been years since I've read a book as propulsive, engrossing, mind-bending and required as Lisa Taddeo's Three Women. It is the deepest dive into our neighbours' consciousnesses that I've ever read, so immersive it approaches the Tolstoyan, and its narcotic pleasures mainline the only thing that can truly save us: empathy -- Adam Ross Intense and riveting. It gives us epic themes in miniature. These women broke my heart and I won't forget them -- Gillian Anderson [An] instant feminist classic. In this utterly engrossing, frankly game-changing work of narrative non-fiction, a New York magazine contributor profiles a trio of everyday women, shining a light on their darkest desires and how men (and other women) often thwart those wants -- Michelle Hart * O, The Oprah Magazine * Three Women is riveting - a searing, honest, visceral and compulsive account of women's desire. I've never read anything like it -- Esther Freud This is one of the most riveting, assured and scorchingly original debuts I've ever read. Taddeo's beautifully written and unflinching portraits of desire allow her protagonists to be wholly human and wholly, blessedly complex. I can't imagine a scenario where this isn't one of the more important - and breathlessly debated - books of the year -- Dave Eggers Three Women is the new required reading for women and any person who wants to know them. Taddeo has given these women's testimonies of desire, love and trauma a brilliance and dignity that is nothing short of revolutionary -- Stephanie Danler If a measure of outstanding biographical writing is that it closes the gap between how we perceive a person from the outside, and what that person thinks, feels and desires, then this debut by a prize-winning writer and journalist not only succeeds, but takes such writing to new heights ... An utterly compelling, scorching piece of reportage ... You won't want to stop reading it * Bookseller, Book of the Month *

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