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"Round-heeled" is an old-fashioned label for a woman who is promiscuous — someone who nowadays might be called "easy." It's a surprising way for a cultured English teacher with a passion for the novels of Anthony Trollope to describe herself, but then that's just the first of many surprises to be found in this poignant, funny, utterly unique memoir. Jane Juska is a smart, energetic divorcée who decided she'd been celibate too long, and placed the following personal ad in her favorite newspaper, The New York Review of Books:

Before I turn 67 — next March — I would like to have a lot of sex with a man I like. If you want to talk first, Trollope works for me.

This closing reference was a nod to her favorite author, of course. The response was overwhelming, and Juska took a sabbatical from teaching to meet some of the men who had replied. And since her ad made it clear that she wasn't expecting just hand-holding, her dates zipped from first base to home plate in record time.

Juska is a totally engaging, perceptive writer, funny and frank about her exploits. It's high time someone revealed the fact that older single people are as eager for sex and intimacy as their younger counterparts. Jane Juska's brave, honest memoir will probably raise eyebrows and blood pressure, but it will undoubtedly appeal to the very large audience of grown-up readers who will be fascinated and inspired by her daring adventure.

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"There's certainly plenty of sex in this debut memoir...but there is also much fine, unfeigned writing on life's miscues....Juska writes well about the sex...but even better about the seductions, which take on the luster of years served. Expressive and touching: readers will be rooting for Juska to get all that she wants." Kirkus Reviews

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"[T]horoughly engaging....[W]hat is most amazing about this refreshingly honest, remarkably candid story isn't the senior sex but the courage shown by a round-heeled woman who decided it was time to pursue passion with a vengeance." Ilene Cooper, Booklist

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"Surprisingly, it's Juska's accounts of visiting the Berg collection at the New York Public Library, or the stories of her writing classes at a prison, that remain in mind, long after her personals game has faded. Old women looking for sex may not seem a hot topic, but there's something universal in this woman's love affair with the written word." Publishers Weekly

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"Feisty, charming, moving and wise, this page-turner of a memoir proves that life for a woman — sexual and otherwise — hardly stops at thirty-nine...forty-nine or fifty-nine." Cathi Hanauer, editor of The Bitch in the House and author of My Sister's Bones

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"Juska has a good sense of humor, and of course, her favorite writer is Anthony Trollope. She likes the way he treats women in his novels. Let's wish her a happy birthday and buy her book. I really liked it." Liz Smith, "Page Six," The New York Post

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This funny, poignant utterly unique memoir tells of a schoolteacher who, in her later years, went in search of a sexual relationship via the personals section of The New York Review of Books.

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“Round-heeled” is an old-fashioned label for a woman who is promiscuous—someone who nowadays might be called “easy.” It’s a surprising way for a cultured English teacher with a passion for the novels of Anthony Trollope to describe herself, but then that’s just the first of many surprises to be found in this poignant, funny, utterly unique memoir. Jane Juska is a smart, energetic divorcée who decided she’d been celibate too long, and placed the following personal ad in her favorite newspaper, The New York Review of Books:

Before I turn 67—next March—I would like to have a lot of sex with a man I like. If you want to talk first, Trollope works for me.

This closing reference was a nod to her favorite author, of course. The response was overwhelming, and Juska took a sabbatical from teaching to meet some of the men who had replied. And since her ad made it clear that she wasn’t expecting just hand-holding, her dates zipped from first base to home plate in record time.

Juska is a totally engaging, perceptive writer, funny and frank about her exploits. It’s high time someone revealed the fact that older single people are as eager for sex and intimacy as their younger counterparts. Jane Juska’s brave, honest memoir will probably raise eyebrows and blood pressure, but it will undoubtedly appeal to the very large audience of grown-up readers who will be fascinated and inspired by her daring adventure.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9781400060115
Author:
Juska, Jane
Publisher:
Random House
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Women
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Human Sexuality
Subject:
Aged women
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Older women
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
107-516
Publication Date:
May 6, 2003
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.68x5.72x.98 in. .93 lbs.

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Product details 288 pages Villard Books - English 9781400060115 Reviews:
"Review" by , "There's certainly plenty of sex in this debut memoir...but there is also much fine, unfeigned writing on life's miscues....Juska writes well about the sex...but even better about the seductions, which take on the luster of years served. Expressive and touching: readers will be rooting for Juska to get all that she wants."
"Review" by , "[T]horoughly engaging....[W]hat is most amazing about this refreshingly honest, remarkably candid story isn't the senior sex but the courage shown by a round-heeled woman who decided it was time to pursue passion with a vengeance."
"Review" by , "Surprisingly, it's Juska's accounts of visiting the Berg collection at the New York Public Library, or the stories of her writing classes at a prison, that remain in mind, long after her personals game has faded. Old women looking for sex may not seem a hot topic, but there's something universal in this woman's love affair with the written word."
"Review" by , "Feisty, charming, moving and wise, this page-turner of a memoir proves that life for a woman — sexual and otherwise — hardly stops at thirty-nine...forty-nine or fifty-nine."
"Review" by , "Juska has a good sense of humor, and of course, her favorite writer is Anthony Trollope. She likes the way he treats women in his novels. Let's wish her a happy birthday and buy her book. I really liked it."
"Synopsis" by , This funny, poignant utterly unique memoir tells of a schoolteacher who, in her later years, went in search of a sexual relationship via the personals section of The New York Review of Books.
"Synopsis" by , “Round-heeled” is an old-fashioned label for a woman who is promiscuous—someone who nowadays might be called “easy.” It’s a surprising way for a cultured English teacher with a passion for the novels of Anthony Trollope to describe herself, but then that’s just the first of many surprises to be found in this poignant, funny, utterly unique memoir. Jane Juska is a smart, energetic divorcée who decided she’d been celibate too long, and placed the following personal ad in her favorite newspaper, The New York Review of Books:

Before I turn 67—next March—I would like to have a lot of sex with a man I like. If you want to talk first, Trollope works for me.

This closing reference was a nod to her favorite author, of course. The response was overwhelming, and Juska took a sabbatical from teaching to meet some of the men who had replied. And since her ad made it clear that she wasn’t expecting just hand-holding, her dates zipped from first base to home plate in record time.

Juska is a totally engaging, perceptive writer, funny and frank about her exploits. It’s high time someone revealed the fact that older single people are as eager for sex and intimacy as their younger counterparts. Jane Juska’s brave, honest memoir will probably raise eyebrows and blood pressure, but it will undoubtedly appeal to the very large audience of grown-up readers who will be fascinated and inspired by her daring adventure.

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