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Free download ↠ Three Women 104 Free read ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Lisa Taddeo Summary Three Women A riveting true story about the sex lives of three real American women based on nearly a decade of reportingHailed as “a dazzling achievement” Los Angeles Times and “riveting page turner that explores desire heartbreak and infatuation in all its messy complicated nuance” The Washington Post Lisa Taddeo’s Three Women has captivated readers booksellers and critics and topped bestseller lists worldwideIn suburban Indiana we meet Lina a homemaker and mother of two whose marriage after a decade has lost its pas. 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 desireIf 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 far than it analyzes So many of my friends read this expecting Taddeo s eight years of research to culminate in something eye opening diverse and representative of women as a whole But the title really says it all this is a book about THREE women Nothing It worked well for me honestly I knew what I was getting It reads like a novelization of these women s experiences in fact I suspect some parts were embellished for better reading but I found it very entertaining The book follows you guessed it three women and their sex lives Maggie had a relationship with her married teacher in high school and still bears the scars Lina is having a passionate affair behind her emotionally detached husband s back and Sloane has sex with lots of different people because her husband likes to watch Judge me all you want but I couldn t look awayOne criticism I read was of how this wasn t a very feminist book because all the women s sex lives were influenced or controlled by men This is true to some extent and yet Taddeo didn t seem to portray any of the women s stories as necessarily positive or healthy Through the women s experiences Taddeo touches upon how gender ineuality punishes women for their desire whether it is a young girl being taken advantage of by an adult man or a married woman feeling trapped in a passionless relationshipIt is of course very limited in its scope and I find it frustrating that someone saw fit to market this book as some kind of desire manifesto for American women especially when it s sample as the title outright admits is ridiculously tiny The book itself is very engaging the three women s stores are interesting but how anyone could read this and imagine it is representative of most American women never mind all is beyond my comprehension If you like novels genre fiction scandals and being nosy I recommend it If you are in search of an in depth study of desire I would look elsewhereBlog Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube

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Free download ↠ Three Women 104 Free read ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Lisa Taddeo Summary Three Women Ant owner who is happily married to a man who likes to watch her have sex with other men and womenBased on years of immersive reporting and told with astonishing frankness and immediacy Three Women is both a feat of journalism and a triumph of storytelling brimming with nuance and empathy “A work of deep observation long conversations and a kind of journalistic alchemy” Kate Tuttle NPR Three Women introduces us to three unforgettable women and one remarkable writer whose experiences remind us that we are not alo. NO SPOILERS BOOK TRIGGER WARNING sexual abuse eating disorders and suicide Three Women depressed and sickened me I made this a summer read even making the mistake of reading it at the beach It cast a pall on what should have been a fun time leaving me feeling hollowed out and at times even hopeless This is marketed as a book about female desire specifically the romantic but mostly sexual desire of three specific women These are Lina an at home mom of two children and wife to an aloof man who hates kissing her Sloane a woman with a troubled past whose husband likes watching her have sex with other men and Maggie a woman who was molested by her English teacher when she was in high school They re living very different lives but are united by a struggle with desire in some way how it can be contradictory confusing or dysfunctional Three Women is nonfiction but author Lisa Taddeo wrote this in an unusual fiction like style I don t think that style worked well for her purposes She told each woman s story from their perspective as if in their heads lending the writing a contemplative tone that I really disliked Then in an effort to sound uniue Taddeo often sounded only awkward or silly They play sports and their Facebook profile pictures are assertive and tongue ridden One car piled with young fluffy girls comes around again She visualizes punching him So that when she looks back at his white down pillow in place of his sleeping head would be a Stonehenge of pink bone The nuggets come out and Danny pushes the plate away like a French girl refusing a lover s advance And on and on and onWhen I first heard of this book and when I just started it I mistakenly thought it was a feminist work written in a typical nonfiction style something elevated with incisive commentary on the topic I thought Taddeo would be using the stories of these three women as a springboard to examining all kinds of female desire on the macro level Three Women isn t that at all It s tightly focused on just these three and their stories which are too specific to offer insight into female desire in the general sense At the risk of sounding unfeeling I ll say I couldn t understand the women profiled I couldn t relate to Maggie s story I was puzzled by Lina s downright obsession with kissing and affair with a selfish man I think Sloane s husband is disturbed and don t think highly of Sloane herself I didn t want to read over and over the kinky sordid details of their sexual encounters and I most definitely did not want at any point ever to read the finer details of bulimiaHowever what irked me than any of that is Maggie s story I was angered by it not it in itself but that Taddeo included it at all and how she then portrayed it By including a story of molestation alongside those of women struggling in their marriages Taddeo invalidated a crime In explaining that Maggie reported her teacher years later right after he was named Teacher of the Year she insinuated that Maggie did so out of bitterness and vengeance By romanticizing the molestation with the words relationship and affair she erased Maggie s victimhood and implied complicity By eroticizing the molestation she made an inexcusable crime sexy By blurring the line between consent and victimization she did an immense disservice to all teen victims of abuse I think I understand what Taddeo was doing She was trying to show the raw reality of three very non black and white situations She wanted to show how desire doesn t always make logical sense However if that was indeed her intention no matter how you slice it including a molestation account in a book about female desire is dangerous and irresponsible Taddeo knows better for the most part as she makes plain in the epilogue but this slight epilogue hardly makes up for everything problematic that came before it What Taddeo wrote is smut X rated erotica masuerading as a meaningful examination of an interesting topic I do not believe she necessarily set out to write erotica rather it was what she ended up with At no point is there fade to black or even fewer specific details though Taddeo s intentions with this topic would have been clearer had that been the case Whatever overarching message there is about female desire is overshadowed completely by graphic scenesI guess I m a glutton for punishment because I did finish Three Women but only because my astonishment wouldn t let me pull away I also needed to find out whether something at the end would save this book whether there d be some lesson or something enlightening I could take away That never happened but I m so relieved to at least be finished with this mess I m so relieved to be finished reading sentences such as God how she missed and needed this sort of touch and affection She missed big dicks She d never really had that many I ve now moved on to As We Are Now a book about a 76 year old waiting to die in a nursing home and that already at 30 some pages in is proving cheerful

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Free download ↠ Three Women 104 Free read ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Lisa Taddeo Summary Three Women Sion Starved for affection Lina battles daily panic attacks and after reconnecting with an old flame through social media embarks on an affair that uickly becomes all consuming In North Dakota we meet Maggie a seventeen year old high school student who allegedly has a clandestine physical relationship with her handsome married English teacher; the ensuing criminal trial will turn their uiet community upside down Finally in an exclusive enclave of the Northeast we meet Sloane a gorgeous successful and refined restaur. This is uite 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 anorexiabulimia and despite her seeming assurance traces early examples of male familial disapproval which affected her adolescence What I found disturbing about the book is a seeming gender essentialism which shows us abject women in thrall to powerful men who control their relationships whether through being unavailable emotionally and physically sometimes because they re married or in the case of Sloane by a voyeurism which makes her the sexualised object beneath a dual male gaze The overall tone is one of dysfunctional masochism especially in the cases of Lina and MaggieIt s fascinating to see other women s inner lives but it s also frustrating to see how much pain misery and lack of agency inhabit these love lives The implication seems to be that whatever happens to level the playing field for women publicly and professionally there s still an underground struggle for some women who want to be loved in ways that their men and their own choices seem to precludeThanks to Bloomsbury for an ARC via NetGalley


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    (Three Women) [Download] Ð Lisa Taddeo What even is this book? Broadly it follows the desires and sex lives of three women but it feels like a novelizat

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    (Three Women) [Download] Ð Lisa Taddeo 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 juic

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    Free read ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Lisa Taddeo (Three Women) [Download] Ð Lisa Taddeo Lisa Taddeo ✓ 4 Summary 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 sex

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    (Three Women) [Download] Ð Lisa Taddeo 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?

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    (Three Women) [Download] Ð Lisa Taddeo NO SPOILERS BOOK TRIGGER WARNING sexual abuse eating disorders and suicide Three Women depressed and sickened me I made this a summer read even making the mistake of reading it at the beach It cast a pall on what should have been a fun time leaving me feeling hollowed out and at times even hopeless This is marketed as a book about female desire specifically the romantic but mostly sexual desire of three specific women These are

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    (Three Women) [Download] Ð Lisa Taddeo Free read ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Lisa Taddeo Summary Three Women For a long time I didn’t read a nonfiction and after reading intriguing and provocative blurb and some mixed reviews I wanted to jump in without thinking any furtherI loved to see those three women early lives and their experiences bad and good doings suffering from all those hypocrisies unfair verdicts and judgmental looks They might be abused and exhausted after carrying so much emotional pain and burdens

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  • Hardcover
  • 304
  • Three Women
  • Lisa Taddeo
  • English
  • 15 September 2020
  • 9781451642292