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Three Women
Three Women | Lisa Taddeo
From a thrilling new talent, Lisa Taddeo, Three Women is a mesmerizing work of narrative journalismreported over eight yearsabout the sex lives and desires of three ordinary American women. Lina, a homemaker in suburban Indiana, is a decade into a passionless marriage when she embarks on an affair that quickly becomes all-consuming and transforms her life. Sloane, a glamorous entrepreneur in the northeast, is married to a man who likes to watch her have sex with other men and women. Maggie, a high school student in North Dakota, begins a relationship with her married English teacher that will have extraordinary consequences for them bothas well as the community in which they live. For nearly a decade, Lisa Taddeo, an award-winning journalist and longtime contributor to New York magazine and Esquire, embedded herself with three ordinary women to write this deeply immersive account of their erotic lives and longings. The resultshocking, powerful, and timelyreads like George Packers The Unwinding, but for the state of female desire. Three Women is a major work from an exhilarating new talent.
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Coming in January!! Be sure to pick this one up for our January discussion!! Add it to your #Botm box!! Can‘t wait to read and discuss this one!!

#BotmBuddyRead

Fridameetslucy Just listened to audible sample. I‘m in! Looking forward. 23h
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Joanne1
Three Women | Lisa Taddeo
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I felt uneasy about this book and really only connected with one of the three women‘s stories. Nonetheless I did give me a lot to think about.

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KarenUK
Three Women | Lisa Taddeo
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#BookclubReads
I just finished posting all the book choices (so far) for my bookclub next year.... I‘m really excited to discuss all of these with them... we are a feisty, opinionated group (no wallflowers!😂) so these should be fun! 📚💕🍷
What are you reading with your club? Tag me and use the hashtag.... I‘d love to see... 😊💕

Samplergal I will miss bookclub. I will read whatever you recommend. ❤️ 3d
Samplergal I‘ve already read two ! Lol! 3d
KarenUK @samplergal I‘m so excited for you... and can‘t wait to follow your escapades around the country! 😊💕 2d
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BookAlongBlog
Three Women | Lisa Taddeo
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Mehso-so

3/5🌟So on the one hand I found this compulsively readable, hard to put down.Taddeo's writing is good. Very journalistic and thorough. Their stories are very intimate and at times graphic, all heartbreaking and overall very sad. The main takaway for me was women's wants and desires arent heard and or believed. Overall well written and readable but sad and I don't feel like I learned anything new about human desire, female or male. #bookstagram

TiredLibrarian I agree. It was very sad to learn how much their desires were influenced by the manipulations and criminal acts of men.
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BookAlongBlog @TiredLibrarian Right?! This was marketed way wrong. And the one story of pedophilia seemed misplaced here. Unless we are just looking at these stories as stories of trauma not female desire. The way it was marketed I thought i would find insight and unapologetic female narratives but it mostly made me sad. Taddeo's writing was the only reason I kept reading. 5d
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Kazzie
Three Women | Lisa Taddeo
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Exciting page-turner. Non fiction but gripping story. Made me sad and uncomfortable but also validated that other women feel like I feel sometimes. Did not make me like myself or other women or humanity all the time - but I guess we are all in it, searching for connection

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
Three Women | Lisa Taddeo
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This is our line up for 2020!! We are really excited about these books!! We hope you can join us!! 🎊📚🙌🏻

January-Three Women
February- The Chelsea Girls
March - The Golden Hour
April- The Whisper Network
May - The Sun Down Motel (not pictured)
June- A Thousand Splendid Suns (not pictured)

#BotmBuddyRead

jb72 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you so much for tagging me! I‘ll be checking my library for them. 🤗 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @jb72 you‘re welcome!! We would love to have you join us!! 1w
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samanthagutt So excited for The Whisper Network! I‘ve been wanting to read that one for a while now 😁 1w
Andrew65 @TheBookHippie Thanks, great to see I‘ll finally get to Beatriz Williams and love Fiona Davis. @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @samanthagutt yay!!!! 🙌🏻📚 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Andrew65 yes!! 2 of the best!!! 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @RachelAmphlett @Andrew65 @Hooked_on_books and if I missed anyone I‘m so sorry!!! Everyone is always welcome!!! 1w
Librarybelle Thanks for tagging me! Looks like a good lineup! 😁❤️ 1w
RachelAmphlett @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks thank you! Will have a browse and let you know 🙂📚 1w
Mitch Roll on 2020! 1w
MoonWitch94 Awesome!!! 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Mitch 🎉🎊📚🙌🏻 1w
Mdargusch Thanks for the heads up! 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Mdargusch you‘re welcome 🧡🧡 1w
CoffeeNBooks Thanks!! As always, I'm looking forward to reading these books with you all! 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @CoffeeNBooks so happy you are joining us!!! 💗📚 1w
Jess861 Thank you for the tag :) - hopefully I can find some time to join in a few reads throughout 2020. 1w
janeycanuck The Whisper Network came up at my IRL book club this week - it sounds really good, I‘ll definitely be joining you for that one!! 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Jess861 yay!! I hope so!! 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @janeycanuck awesome!!! 🙌🏻 1w
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Joanne1
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Working two jobs can be tricky and today it got the better of me. I‘ve taken a mental health day and devoting it to reading in the glorious sunshine

JacqMac Sometimes you just need it. Enjoy your free time. 2w
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Emj_reads
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So glad I impulsively picked this one up!

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Jeannineth
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cdreincarnate
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The number of times these women said they did something they didn‘t want or didn‘t do something wanted because they were so afraid of upsetting the men they were with was deeply disturbing because of how strongly it resonated.

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AlizaApp
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This non-fiction books sets out to explore female sexuality through three case studies. But they are all white and straight and cis, and all their stories are centered on underlying trauma. Valid and interesting viewpoints, but not at all what the book says on the tin. And why must all female desire be associated with trauma??

ElizaMarie I am curious about this one. 4w
AlizaApp @ElizaMarie worth checking it out - very well written and interesting, just occasionally frustrating 3w
Reggie I was sooo mad the teacher got off. Especially after the phone call records showing calls after midnight sometimes lasting 4 hrs. 3w
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Mitch
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#wonderouswednesday / Friday!
Thanks for the tags @Blaire and @iread2much
1- Lisa Taddeo
2- How did you wrestle with conflict of interest - friends/book material? Children‘s rights / parents engaging in the process?
3- n+1 Where n is the number of books I currently own! 🤣🤣🤣

Blaire I also want to know the answer to that question to Taddeo. Good choice. 1mo
Mitch @Blaire I think it‘s definitely the book that‘s raised the most Qs from me recently! 1mo
Chrissyreadit A mysterious number of books! 1mo
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Eggs Great choice! And I think we need new algorithms for our book counts 😂😂😂 1mo
Mitch @Chrissyreadit whatever the number , there‘s always space for just one more! 1mo
iread2much 🤣🤣🤣 4w
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Sharpeipup
Three Women | Lisa Taddeo
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Playing hooky - reading in a coffeeshop while sipping earl grey lavender iced tea.
#bookntea #coffeeshopreads

ElizaMarie Sounds like a great day! 1mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
Three Women | Lisa Taddeo
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This is our line up for 2020!! We are really excited about these books!! We hope you can join us!! 🎊📚🙌🏻

January-Three Women
February- The Chelsea Girls
March - The Golden Hour
April- The Whisper Network
May - The Sun Down Motel (not pictured)

#BotmBuddyRead

Alora So excited to be joining you!! 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Alora we are excited to have you joining us!! 🙌🏻📚 1mo
marleed Great choices! 1mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @marleed thank you!! Join us!! 1mo
marleed I really want to! 1mo
OriginalCyn620 Oh, I‘m in for January...I have that book already so it‘s a great reason to bump it up the TBR! 😊 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620 awesome!!! 🙌🏻📚 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @marleed yay!! 🙌🏻📚 1mo
megnews Oooh... I want to join in for Chelsea Girls! Been wanting to read that one. 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @megnews yay!!! And she got anyone‘s one coming out soon!!! 3w
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Sharpeipup
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“Women shouldn‘t judge one another‘s lives, if we haven‘t been through one another‘s fires.”
I‘ll admit that I feel judged often and I don‘t know why...
#quote #nonfiction

ljuliel Excellent quote. I agree 100%. I don‘t think most people “ get me”, and I‘m often judged without them knowing why I‘ve had to make some of the decisions I‘ve made , and why I stay to myself so much now. I need my space. I like myself whether anyone else does or not. 1mo
Sharpeipup @ljuliel Exactly and I feel myself getting quiet these past few days... 1mo
ljuliel I think we all go through times like this. Peaks and valleys. We all sorta walk our own paths through life to come out at the end, hopefully where we want to be. As we get older ( I should know about that part), we need to learn to be comfortable and content with ourselves and learn that we aren‘t here to make everyone else happy.We have to find OUR happiness. It‘ll come. Maybe we are both in a valley, possibly getting ready to hit a peak again. 1mo
Texreader Great quote. Incredibly true. Good food for thought. I may have to print this quote out and post it at work 1mo
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TheBookHippie
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#BOTMBUDDYREAD 2020
January through May

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻📚🙌🏻 1mo
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GidgetsTreasures75
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11-3-19: My 89th finished book of 2019! This book was brutal! #threewomen #lisataddeo 👍🏼📖#️⃣8️⃣9️⃣

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Lydiamansel
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Deeply memorable

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GidgetsTreasures75
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10-30-19: So excited to start this one!

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Bibliotekate
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This book, y‘all. Three days later and I‘m still thinking on it. It made me equal parts sad, enraged, and uncomfortable. A great look into desire and the ways in which women contort and betray themselves to get what they need from men.

Mitch Those three words describe my reaction to the book too! 4 months later and I‘m still mulling it over! 1mo
Bibliotekate @Mitch I‘m glad to hear I‘m not the only one! 1mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
Three Women | Lisa Taddeo
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“If” I cohosted a book club with @TheBookHippie these would “probably “ be our first 5 picks of 2020 🎉📚🎊
Not pictured The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James!

January-Three Women
February- The Chelsea Girls
March - The Golden Hour
April- The Whisper Network
May - The Sun Down Motel

#Myidealbookclub thanks for the tag @kspenmoll

#BotmBuddyRead

TheBookHippie ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TheBookHippie 🙌🏻📚🙌🏻 1mo
Bklover Loved The Golden Hour! 1mo
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Mdargusch I‘m in! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 as if you need another read along to host. 😂 (edited) 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Bklover yay!!! Join us for that one and the others!! 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Mdargusch yay!! I thought you might like these!! 1mo
AmyG Thanks! I just went looking for this amd here it was. 🙌🏻❤️ 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @AmyG yay!!! 📚💗🙌🏻 1mo
Hollie I‘m saving The Golden Hour til you do this so I can participate! 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Hollie yay!!! 💛💛💛 1mo
NeedsMoreBooks I‘m in 🙋🏻‍♀️ 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @NeedsMoreBooks yay!!!! 🎊🎉🙌🏻📚 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @BGam this is our lineup for 2020 🎉🎊 1mo
BGam @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks thank you 😊 never heard of these books but I m excited to get hold of these books and make them my TBR list for 2020 🙏 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @BGam you‘re welcome!! I hope you like them!! 💗💗 1mo
TheBookHippie @Kimberlone here is 2020 so far. 1mo
Kimberlone @TheBookHippie thank you! 1mo
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Mitch
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Andrew65 I‘d have to agree! So many great books and they chose these!!! 1mo
Mitch @Andrew65 there are some good ones on this list, but for me I wanted to see some ‘under the radar‘ gems... it feels like a list driven by sales figures.... 1mo
Nikki15 Definitely agree with you both @Andrew65 and @Mitch it‘s a bit of shame to see the same books on these lists 1mo
Andrew65 @Mitch I‘d definitely have to agree. 1mo
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Tameeka
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‘Hi, Karin said. It was an unusual hello, warm and spiky.
Hi, said Sloane. She has a way of saying hello that is at once inquisitive, judgmental, and a little bit sensual.‘
Huh, what is a warm and spiky hi? How is a greeting 3 feelings rolled into one? This isn‘t the only passage like this. I‘m 40+ pages in and the descriptors either contradict themselves or make little sense.

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AmyG
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My beautiful friend @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ....thank you so much for this amazing gift. I guess I DID win Three Women for book club after all! 🤣 And those other two are books I so want to read. The bookmark, pad, cute paper clips...love them. But I just bought a bath bomb for this weekend (hubby is away) and I am saving the candle and candy for my big Saturday night.

Thank you for your kindness and your friendship. Cont:

AmyG You are one of the true silver linings of my joining Litsy. Books bring the best friends. 😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘 2mo
Soubhiville I almost picked up The Guest Book for you too, lol. I hope you like the Sarah Waters, I love her. Happy Birthday! 2mo
mcipher Happy birthday!! 🎁🎂📚📚 (edited) 2mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awww you‘re gonna make me cry 😭❤️🥰 I had to get you Three Women after we talked about it 💗 love you and happy birthday 🎊🎉🎂 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Soubhiville great minds think alike 💗😉 2mo
Crazeedi So very wonderful!! 2mo
CareBear Happy birthday, Amy! 💕🎈 2mo
AmyG @aoubhiville I, too, love Sarah Waters. Thank you 😘 2mo
AmyG Thank you @CareBear @Crazeedi 😘❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
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UnabridgedPod
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I could have continued reading the stories of the three women at the heart of Lisa Taddeo's work of investigative journalism for a thousand more pages. The alternating strength and vulnerability that Lina, Sloane, and Maggie each displays at various points in her story is so relatable, so infuriating, so devastating. (continued in comments)

UnabridgedPod Taddeo's intention--to recount the sexual lives of women in America--is interwoven of her growing understanding of what it means to be a woman. Taddeo frames the book with her own mother's experiences, making the source of her own interest clear. ⠀

The three narratives reinforce each other, highlighting new insights about the ways that women alter themselves to continue existing in a world centered on men and their needs. ⬇️
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UnabridgedPod I was heartbroken each time one of the women dared to hope that she had found someone who could love her without her having to alter herself, each time she thought she had connected to another woman whose friendship could withstand the intrusions of men, each time her family let her down. I was rooting for these women on every page. ⬇️ 2mo
UnabridgedPod I was unfuriated by the men who are able to escape punishment despite their abuse, assault, and corruption. If anyone questions the need for the #metoo movement, hand that person this book.⠀

While I noticed the excellence of Taddeo's writing, she is absorbed into the narratives of her subjects except when she chooses to share her own history to highlight or complement their stories. What a stunning, powerful, important work of nonfiction.
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EmMcKee
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I devoured this book--such that I didn't stop to type out passages that knocked something loose in my soul here and there. Highly recommend reading for any woman. It is eye-opening, deft, deep, and genuine.

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alecia3dixie
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I saw this book everywhere! Everyone was reading it, so I decided hey why not. I didn't read the synopsis, so this was not the kind of book I usually read. It was very crude and vulgar. A lot of times it made me feel very uncomfortable. But I felt like the book was just that. Sex, profanity, and crass. I didnt feel an actual story of any kind. I would only rate 3/5 stars.

MelissaSue81 I requested it without reading the synopsis too. I didn‘t really dislike the subject matter, but I found the writing style to be pretentious. 2mo
alecia3dixie Yes exactly! 2mo
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Manoshgirl51
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Hey guys! How would you prefer seeing my reviews? Would you like me to do a few at a time like I have been or would you like me to post after every book I read? Any feedback is greatly appreciated :)
(this book I am currently reading for a book club so I won't habe a review up right away, but stay tuned!)

marleed I think whatever works for you! I tend to post as soon as I read because of pure volume of books I finish. But at the same time, my thoughts sometimes change as the book sits with me for a while. 2mo
Manoshgirl51 @marleed thanks for the feedback! :) 2mo
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ephemeralwaltz
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Reusing the photo for my last post for #covercrush 🔥 #7days7covers #day7
(I enjoy the cover way more than I did the actual book....)

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lkurgs
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“There are two high schools in town, just as there are two Americas. There are men and there are women and one still rules the other in certain pockets of the country, in moments that are not televised. Even when women fight back, they must do it correctly. They must cry the right amount and look pretty but not hot.”

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Augustdana
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Couldn‘t finish this book because I was so disturbed by Maggie‘s story. Had to return it to the library and move on.

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rajithr
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One_With_Books
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I can‘t even put in to words how this book made me feel. I felt so sorry for Maggie. Felt strong desire for Sloane. Lina I couldn‘t help but feel so much annoyance and frustration.
Each story was so powerful and moving in its own way. So much personality, such strong emotions.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

rajithr Definitely ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 3mo
MrBook On my shelf, hopefully I‘ll get to it soon. 🙈 3mo
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PerksOfBeingABookworm
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I‘m in a terrible reading slump right now. I‘m still reading, but everything I read I dislike. With this book I can‘t tell how much of it is slump related and how much is book related. Maggie‘s story hit too close to home. And I decided to call it quits after Taddeo says that Sloane “gave herself an eating disorder.” One does not give oneself a mental illness. Maybe I‘m overreacting, but I found that statement so insensitive.

PerksOfBeingABookworm Maybe I‘ll come back to this book when it doesn‘t feel so raw. But for now, I need to stop reading it. 3mo
Megabooks I really hated this book. I felt her look into these women‘s lives didn‘t sit well with me. 3mo
PerksOfBeingABookworm @Megabooks Yes! I‘m so glad I‘m not the only one who feels weird about it. I thought it would be more academic, but it felt like voyeurism instead. What is it adding to our understanding of women‘s sexual desires? 3mo
Megabooks @PerksOfBeingABookworm Yes! It felt almost creepily titilating and pornographic! 3mo
PerksOfBeingABookworm @Megabooks I agree! I can handle explicit content; but, this felt unnecessarily pornographic. It didn‘t seem to serve a purpose, which is paradoxical, given the point of the book. 3mo
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squirrelbrain
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Rather an obvious choice, this one, but it certainly fits for #whenikissedtheteacher....

#septembersins

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One_With_Books
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On to the next! ❤️
#reading #relaxing #longday #lovetoread

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I really enjoyed three women because it explored their sexuality and their lives. This book showed women in their sexuality and all their flaws.She followed these women through their lives for a few years and wrote about them, their desires, their pain, happiness.I was fascinated throughout the book by how vulnerable and flawed the women were. TW-Rape,Talks of Suicide,Slut Shaming,Statutory Rape,Fat Shaming,anorexia link in bio

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rajithr
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The best non-fiction I read this year. Felt heart broken for Maggie. Lina's story is so surreal. Highly recommended 👌👍😍♥️

Reggie The whole part about the trial for Maggie made me sooooo angry!!!!! What teacher has any business talking to my daughter (I have no kids) after midnight for 4 hours. Those jurors were stupid. 3mo
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CareBear
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It‘s the most wonderful time of the year!

Crazeedi Love football season! 3mo
AmyG I love reading tofootball games. 3mo
SarahHarts_books Yup! He watches football all day = 📖 I read all day. 😂 3mo
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Mollyanna 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 3mo
Melissa_J I know! Hockey season is about to start. That‘s totally what you meant, right? 😂 3mo
CareBear @Crazeedi @AmyG isn‘t it the best? @SarahHarts_books ❤️ @Melissa_J 🤣 that works too! 3mo
Crazeedi @Melissa_J @CareBear yep! Love hockey too😍 3mo
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Hoopiefoot
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Metric century on my 🚲 this morning, reading on the deck in my zero-g chair this evening. It‘s been a beautiful day for both activities!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘ll be interested in your review!!! 3mo
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Taddeo functions as both a reporter and a novelist in this riveting read. I couldn‘t put the book down & I found the writing gripping however when I got to the last page I didn‘t feel satisfied or educated. I‘m not sure this book serves any purpose but that‘s not to say Im sorry I read it. I don‘t believe this is an accurate account of WOMEN today although I‘m sad to know it certainly represents some. Pick for the prose & keeping me engaged.

BarbaraBB Well written, I agree with what you say even though it was a so-so for me. 3mo
Cinfhen I can understand why it was only so-so for you @BarbaraBB 3mo
Megabooks It was a pan for me for me because, despite being upfront about being about “women‘s sexuality”, I found it needlessly prurient & titillating in a pain-inducing way especially in regards to the teacher-student relationship. It certainly wasn‘t as representative of women‘s sexuality as the blurb on BOTM claimed, & I felt it was overly emotionally pornographic in regards to the women‘s complicated relationships with partners and their own sexuality. 3mo
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Megabooks Phew! That said, I can see how there are a variety of feelings about this. I‘ve thought about a reread because I had such a strong response. We‘ll see. 3mo
Cinfhen I understand you‘re feelings towards this book @Megabooks but I thought the endless descriptive sexual passages were on point with the women‘s stories/emotions/ longings especially in the teacher/student storyline. I felt most strongly towards Maggie and that particular story. 3mo
KarenUK @Cinfhen @megabooks I felt the marketing for this book was really off... but the title fits perfectly. It‘s not a representative sample and doesn‘t draw any conclusions about ‘female desire‘, it‘s simply just three different women‘s stories... probably the three women who ended up being the most open and honest whilst she was researching, and that Taddeo found herself most drawn to. 3mo
TrishB Great review. Three women‘s stories can never be representative. I just didn‘t like the writing or stories enough. 3mo
Prairiegirl_reading @KarenUK I heard that she had a lot of different women at first (I forget the number) and then most backed out. I think that would have been a more representative book. I think it‘s more about how this book was marketed. It seems it was marketed as it was pitched and not how it ended up. 3mo
Cinfhen @Prairiegirl_reading @KarenUK the forward of the book states that she began initially following men, then to women and I think the study had 26 but most dropped out over time but these 3 remained most honest, open & committed to the “project” I thought their stories were interesting but there were a lot of similarities ( all were white, 2 were Catholic, all experienced a sexual trauma early on in life, all seemed to have “daddy issues”) 3mo
Megabooks Cindy, @KarenUK @Prairiegirl_reading I started rereading it, & she didn‘t seem to want to drop the universality of it, even after so many women dropped out. As Cindy pointed out they‘re white, straight, cisgender, mostly Christian women with a lot of similarities. From her intro of talking about her mother, it seemed there were some issues she had an agenda to explore. That‘s fine but be more upfront about it. I was sold one thing & got another. (edited) 3mo
Cinfhen Very true @Megabooks she spent 8 years but in terms of “field findings” and the “exploration” I need to roll my eyes 🙄 3mo
Reggie I liked what Sloan has to say about giving her husband a list of 30 things to get from the store and how he never gets it all right. And how she could be mad about those 5 things he missed but sometimes she comes home and there are things done she doesn‘t ask him to do. (Walking an invisible dog,lol) Sometimes it‘s about perspective. I think there were a lot of takeaways from this book. Glad you liked it. 3mo
Cinfhen It‘s funny @Reggie because from the 3 stories, I found Sloan the less interesting. I couldn‘t relate to her storyline at all. It‘s true that women judge women more harshly. 3mo
Blaire I felt the exact same way. Wished there had been data or some broader take aways, but I also found it totally engaging. It made for a great book club discussion. 3mo
Blaire Also one thing that I learned after reading it is that the author actually organized the group of women in Indiana and was the person the Indiana woman confided in during the affair. So she had a part in sort of creating some of the scenes. 3mo
Cinfhen That‘s so interesting @Blaire and doesn‘t surprise me....I had a feeling she was involved in that woman‘s group. That seems a bit disingenuous NOT mentioning that she was the facilitator 🙄Did most bookclub members like or dislike the book??? 3mo
Blaire @Cinfhen most liked it. Everyone read it...lots of discussion about the way the women viewed themselves, lack of self-determination. Also concerns about author‘s methods, wished within the book she had explained what she‘d done. And concern with repercussions to the women for sharing and for their children. I know Maggie‘s name was real bc of court case, but was unclear what steps if any were taken to anonymize the other two. 3mo
Blaire @Cinfhen also lots of about how it was written like fiction it was easy to forget it was non-fiction...which I think worked as an immersive experience and our book club as a whole was very engaged but also uncomfortable. 3mo
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Copwithabook
Three Women | Lisa Taddeo
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Since I am now back on nights (and fully awake while my whole household sleeps at 4 a.m.), I‘m gonna try to knock out some of my #bookofthemonth books. Up next is Three Women.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks We are reading this one for our January #Botmbuddyread if you want to pop back in for discussion!!! 3mo
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Mitch
Three Women | Lisa Taddeo
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There‘s just soooo much to,talk about with this book.... it raised so many questions as I was reading it.

https://electricliterature.com/what-does-three-women-tell-us-about-the-sexual-de...

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Sounds interesting 3mo
TheBookHippie Yup! Discussion is going to be good!!! 3mo
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DoonTheGoon
Three Women | Lisa Taddeo
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As stated in my last post... reading has been a real challenge for me since my breakup. I've barely turned any pages in months... and that in and of itself is heartbreaking to me. I realized, though, that it's actually a good thing. Reading used to be my escape from my life... now that I'm free and truly happy, I don't need it the way I used to.
Tonight, I read for pleasure... not for escaping pain.
xx

EH2018 💕📚 3mo
LibrarianRyan You got this. 🌞🍭 3mo
Megabooks I‘m so glad you‘re happy now! Reading will find a place in your new life! 💜📚 3mo
ephemeralwaltz ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
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Cinfhen
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Lots of mixed reviews about this book have me very curious ~ it‘s my next read 🤓

Megabooks I‘m interested to see what you think! Are you back in Israel? 3mo
KarenUK Can‘t wait to see what you think.... 3mo
Cinfhen I‘m back @Megabooks and we are set for a #CountryChristmas 🤠🎄 3mo
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Cinfhen Did u read this one @KarenUK @Megabooks ???? 3mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen Yee haw!! 🤠 And yes, I have read Three Women. Wasn‘t a fan. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 3mo
KarenUK I loved it! It reads like fiction (which works for me, but not for everyone) and I found each woman so brave to share so much, warts-and-all..... Their stories were challenging at times, but it really made me think. My bookclub are discussing it in January... (edited) 3mo
DivineDiana Love your family photograph! 💗 3mo
Cinfhen Awww, thanks @DivineDiana 😘 3mo
Cinfhen I‘ve read the first few chapters and I‘m hooked!! I love her storytelling @KarenUK I have a feeling this is going to be a winner for me 🤞🏽 3mo
KarenUK Yay! 3mo
BarbaraBB Looking forward to your thoughts. It is well written indeed but I was not impressed by the plot. 🙊 3mo
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erinreads
Three Women | Lisa Taddeo
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Thank you so much @catiewithac for my #hftss goodies! I‘m excited to read both of these books and how did you know cat office supplies were the way to my heart? 😹 And my own personalized cat bookmark! I love love love everything! 💕 And thank you @JoScho for hosting a fun, low key swap! #highfivetosummerswap

KatieDid927 The Identicals is so fun! 3mo
catiewithac Yay! I‘m so glad you liked everything! 🐱 (edited) 3mo
JoScho Great goodies! Thanks so much for participating 😘 3mo
monalyisha Cute bookmark! 3mo
EH2018 Yay! Nice!! 3mo
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akfreeborn
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This was a very interesting take on three specific sexual lives and how they got there. Well written non fiction that felt like a novel. Great read!

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thewillow
Three Women | Lisa Taddeo
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Very interesting non-fiction