Item description for The Secret Lives of Lawfully Wedded Wives: 27 Women Writers on Love, Infidelity, Sex Roles, Race, Kids, and More by Autumn Stephens...
Some marriages are made in heaven, and others, quite frankly, are not. This anthology collects the private reflections of 25 well-known women writers, some of whom speak under the liberating cloak of anonymity. They reveal the truth about their marriages, their divorces, and sometimes, their decisions to remain single. The essays here chronicle the highs and lows of romantic relationships, the ebb and flow of love and desire, and the many alternatives to traditional matrimony. With topics ranging from infidelity and true love to orgasms, children, career power struggles, race issues, and aging, these are stories that empower women to make sense of their own lives.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 5.8" Height: 1" Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Release Date Jun 9, 2006
Publisher New World Library
ISBN 193072263X ISBN13 9781930722637
Availability 0 units.
More About Autumn Stephens
Stephens is a graduate of Stanford University.
Autumn Stephens currently resides in Berkeley, in the state of California. Autumn Stephens was born in 1956.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Secret Lives of Lawfully Wedded Wives: 27 Women Writers on Love, Infidelity, Sex Roles, Race, Kids, and More?
great read! Sep 15, 2008
having just celebrated my first wedding anniversary, i am just beginning to realize how life changing marriage really is. this book helped me understand that the issues that i am having aren't weird, but have happened to other people and everyone deals with them in their own ways. :) after all of these stories, i don't feel like there is something seriously wrong with me or my marriage. it's just things that happen... and the way you face them makes you who you are. this is an excellent book that i recommend for anyone married or thinking of getting married. it really opened my eyes.
"This book is not for the faint-hearted." Sep 20, 2006
That's how this book starts. From that sentence forward, you will sit glued to your seat reading - mezmerized, shocked, enthralled - unable to tear yourself away. You will be haunted by the women and their stories. Short bios of the writers are included in the back of the book.
Highly Potent Anthology... Aug 16, 2006
Ouch! Suicide! Infidelity! Monogamy? Bereavement... These are some of the issues touched upon by the voices of women in this no holds-barred anthology. I'm a guy, but I've been struggling with a non-monogamous relationship, and have taken some comfort in the un-censored stories of real-life relationships described by some of the authors. It's pretty cool to hear confessions of infidelity from a woman's point of view. The material presented is a welcome anti-dote to the innumerable myths about how "normal" relationships are supposed to be. I really like the diversity of point of view in this collection.