The Unexpected Story of My Year Without Sex

Book - 2010 | 1st American ed.
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Relates the author's one-year experiment with abstinence after discovering that her failed relationships went off course when sex became involved, describing what she learned about cultural attitudes, her body, and the relevance of sex in her life.
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2010.
Edition: 1st American ed.
ISBN: 9780670021864
Branch Call Number: 306.732092 A546a
Characteristics: xix, 264 p. ; 24 cm.


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Dec 27, 2012

This book is about nothing. Big deal - a year without sex! What sacrifice so ridiculous! The author lacks brevity. It's hard to read this book because of the intricate pretentious style of writing.

May 09, 2011

A sophisticated read, however, even with the big wording and run on sentences I found that thre was very little about the vow of chasitity and how it pertained to a young woman in her 30's. I keep waiting for the story to take off .. it never did. However I did find that there must be something said about the chaste woman. The ever growing mystery that we cannot put our finger on yet hangs in everything they do, say, and wear. A sort of sex appeal. Weird how that works! When she swore off sex she was a magnet for potential relationships/bootycalls. Just as when a junkie gets clean there are readily available drugs at his disposal (and free no less).

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