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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



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A Round-Heeled Woman: My Late-Life Adventures in Sex and Romance

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Publisher Comments:

“Round-heeled” is an old-fashioned label for a woman who is promiscuous—someone who nowadays might be called “easy.” Its a surprising way for a cultured English teacher with a passion for the novels of Anthony Trollope to describe herself, but then thats 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 shed 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 wasnt 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. Its high time someone revealed the fact that older single people are as eager for sex and intimacy as their younger counterparts. Jane Juskas 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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Synopsis:

Juska's brave, honest memoir about late-life sexual exploits 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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780812967876
Author:
Juska, Jane
Publisher:
Villard Books
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Biography-Women
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20040531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.08x5.28x.59 in. .47 lbs.

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