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An irreverent and hilarious journey around the world to examine how and why people cheat on their spouses; this global look at infidelity reveals that Americans are uniquely mixed up about being faithful. It's an adulterous world out there. Russian husbands and wives don't believe that beach-resort flings violate their marital vows. Japanese businessmen, armed with the aphorism If you pay, it's not cheating, flock to sex clubs where the extramarital services on offer include getting oral sex without showering first. South Africans may be the masters of creative accounting: Pollsters there had to create separate categories for men who cheat, and men who only cheat while drunk. In America, however, there is never a free pass when it comes to infidelity. According to our national moral compass, cheating is abominable no matter what the circumstances. But do we actually behave differently than everyone else? Pamela Druckerman, a former foreign correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, decided to delve into this incredibly taboo topic. She interviews people all over the world, from retirees in South Florida to Muslim polygamists in Indonesia; from Hasidic Jews in Brooklyn to the men who keep their mistresses in a concubine village outside Hong Kong. Druckerman talks to psychologists, sex researchers, marriage counselors, and most of all, cheaters and the people they've cheated on, and concludes that Americans are the least adept at having affairs, have the most trouble enjoying them, and suffer the most in their aftermath. Lust in Translation is a voyeuristic, statistics-packed, sometimes shocking, often hysterical, worldwide glimpse into the endlessly intriguing world ofextramarital sex. It may be politically incorrect to say so, but who knew infidelity could be this fascinating?

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Acclaimed journalist Druckerman decided to investigate extramarital affairs around the world to learn how different cultures deal with adultery. The result of her journey reveals some surprising results.

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Compared to the citizens of just about every other nation, Americans are the least adept at having affairs, have the most trouble enjoying them, and suffer the most in their aftermath and Pamela Druckerman has the facts to prove it. The journalist's surprising findings include:
  • Russian spouses don't count beach resort flings as infidelity
  • South Africans consider drunkenness an adequate excuse for extramarital sex
  • Japanese businessmen believe, "If you pay, it's not cheating."
Voyeuristic and packed with eyebrow-raising statistics and interviews, Lust in Translation is her funny and fact-filled world tour of infidelity that will give new meaning to the phrase "practicing monogamy."

About the Author

Pamela Druckerman is a former staff reporter for The Wall Street Journal.

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mathur, January 22, 2010 (view all comments by mathur)
This book was amazing. Druckerman really explores the wild, weird world of infidelity and does it with humor and honesty! It was very surprising to see where the U.S. stood in relation to other countries and cultures-- how much difference and similarity there could be across the globe! An exciting, interesting read for anyone considering being in a relationship with another person!
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ijagbulu, December 6, 2008 (view all comments by ijagbulu)
I think it sucks for the following reasons:
1. It encourages more unfaithfulness. This is not about religion but when you encourage unfaithfulness at the smallest unit of a country how do you hope to build it at the higher levels of businesses, organisations and the country? The mindsets that Infidelity & Polygamy create is the underlying of political problems in Africa. I wonder if she wants to replicate the Somalian Genocide across the world 100 years from now.

2. Has she analysed the impact of infidelity on the cultures,the children born from such relationships and the women in psychiatric hospitals ? I have seen a handful in my life it is not a beautiful picture


3. With the gloomy picture of AIDS in Africa which she mentions, I wonder if she considered the correlation if not causality between wild spread of AIDs an infidelity of "business people"

4. Finally, I am worried about the logic. We should choose where the social laws are the most lax and follow it. For Example, people kill each other freely in Congo, and recently Jos, Nigeria. Shouldn't Americans be encouraged to pick up guns and kill each other and not feel "guilty" about it. I still believe in America as the role model we should not lower our standards to the world - we're pacesetters not followers!

I would love to sit with her in a discussion and not hurry to some pleasant conclusion

PS: Is she married? If so, I wonder what her husband's opinions are. If she is not, I wonder why an unmarried women knows what's best for married women.
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ISBN:
9780143113294
Author:
Druckerman, Pamela
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Subject:
Sexuality
Subject:
Sociology - Marriage & Family
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Human Sexuality
Subject:
Psychology : General
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Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20080431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.00x5.40x.65 in. .55 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , Acclaimed journalist Druckerman decided to investigate extramarital affairs around the world to learn how different cultures deal with adultery. The result of her journey reveals some surprising results.
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Compared to the citizens of just about every other nation, Americans are the least adept at having affairs, have the most trouble enjoying them, and suffer the most in their aftermath and Pamela Druckerman has the facts to prove it. The journalist's surprising findings include:
  • Russian spouses don't count beach resort flings as infidelity
  • South Africans consider drunkenness an adequate excuse for extramarital sex
  • Japanese businessmen believe, "If you pay, it's not cheating."
Voyeuristic and packed with eyebrow-raising statistics and interviews, Lust in Translation is her funny and fact-filled world tour of infidelity that will give new meaning to the phrase "practicing monogamy."
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