Three Women

Three Women

Desire as we?ve never seen it before: a riveting true story about the sex lives of three real American women, based on nearly a decade of reporting. It thrills us and torments us. It controls our thoughts and destroys our lives. It?s all we live for. Yet we almost never speak of it. And as a buried force in our lives, desire remains largely unexplored?until now. Over the pa Desire as we?ve never seen it before: a riveting true story about the sex lives of three real American women,...

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Title:Three Women
Author:Lisa Taddeo
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:Three Women
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:304 pages pages

Three Women Reviews

  • Elyse Walters
    Jul 10, 2019
    Audiobook... read by Tara Lynne Barr, Marin Ireland, Mena Suvari, and Lisa Taddeo I?ve listened to 3 hours so far - of the 11 hours and 24 minutes. Dave Eggers said: ?I can?t imagine a scenario where this isn?t one of the more important - and breathlessly debated - boo...
  • Bryn Greenwood
    Jun 28, 2019
    Reviewed for The Washington Post, to be published July 9, 2019. https://www.washingtonpost.com/entert... ...
  • Roxane
    Aug 06, 2019
    What even is this book? Broadly, it follows the desires and sex lives of three women but... it feels like a novelization more than reportage. Ten years of following these women went into this book but the author seems more concerned with transcription than any sort of thoughtful analys...
  • Matt
    Jul 29, 2019
    ?If you have a husband who barely touches you. If you have a husband who touches you too much, who grabs your hand and puts it on his penis when you?re trying to read about electric fences for golden retrievers. If you have a husband who plays video games more than he touches your ...
  • Thomas
    Jul 28, 2019
    I appreciate how this book tackles the topic of female desire explicitly, given how female sexuality is so often stigmatized in contemporary culture. However, several issues got in the way of me enjoying the book or connecting with it more. As my friend Caroline writes in her astute re...
  • Tatiana
    Aug 12, 2019
    I devoured this book. I couldn't put it down. This past weekend I was continuously either physically reading it or listening to it. Morbid curiosity will do this to you. Three Women pulled me in with the same force that every damn Dear Prudence column pulls me it. I just love reading a...
  • Renee (itsbooktalk)
    Jul 13, 2019
    It's taken me a few days to get my thoughts together to write what I hope is a usual review. I want to start by saying I think this book is worth reading. It?s bringing about important discussions, I?ve had some really great ones with a few bookstagram friends but I also think it?...
  • Caroline
    Aug 28, 2019
    ***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...
  • Sarah
    Mar 30, 2019
    Three Women follows - somewhat unsurprisingly - three women in contemporary America: Maggie had a relationship with her teacher when at school and is now at the trial to see whether he will be convicted, Lina is in an unhappy marriage and turns back to the one man in her life who ever ...
  • Emily May
    Aug 24, 2019
    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...
  • Krista
    Jun 26, 2019
    It's the nuances of desire that hold the truth of who we are at our rawest moments. I set out to register the heat and sting of female want so that men and other women might more easily comprehend before they condemn. Because it's the quotidian moments of our lives that will go on for...
  • Jessica Lafferty
    Jul 07, 2019
    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 sexuality in a Virgin-Whore patriarchal s...
  • Eleanor
    Jun 02, 2019
    Oof. This BOOK. Three women; eight years; their love and sex and desires meticulously recorded, celebrated, foregrounded. It is, almost unbelievably, nonfiction that ? in the very truest sense ? reads like a novel; Lisa Taddeo gives her subjects the care and complete focus that we ...
  • Rebecca
    Aug 08, 2019
    A buzzy book it felt imperative to engage with, so I made sure I was first in the library queue for it. I read the Author?s note and Prologue; I skimmed the Epilogue. That was enough. I feel about this book the way I did about My Absolute Darling: so many have acclaimed it as brillia...
  • Jaclyn (sixminutesforme)
    Jul 18, 2019
    Before I share my thoughts on this, please know I don?t do so lightly and my comments in no way pass judgment on the experiences shared by the women. I had two key issues with this book - firstly the writing, specifically the use of imagery and metaphor, is some of the most jarrin...
  • Lee
    Jul 27, 2019
    4.5 'People in towns like Lina's think people are good people if they're not cheating, if they are not leaving home. Lina is having a mental breakdown because nobody cares. Nobody died, so nobody cares. She feels that she's suffocating. She has these three children she has to keep a...
  • Tyler Goodson
    Feb 18, 2019
    Three Women tells the story of female desire, not as experienced by all women, but by Lina, Maggie, and Sloane. The stories of these women are surprising and thought-provoking, and Lisa Taddeo relates them in a book that is as insightful as it is impossible to put down. It isn't that t...
  • Lisa
    Jul 11, 2019
    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? ...
  • Meredith B.  (readingwithmere)
    Aug 19, 2019
    5 Stars! Because it's the quotidian minutes of our lives that will go on forever, that will tell us who we were, who our neighbors and our mothers were, when we were too diligent in thinking they were nothing like us. This is the story of three women. I don't read a lot of non-...
  • Mariah
    Aug 19, 2019
    @avidreaderpress #partner Okay. This is going to be a long one. I want to preface this by saying that my negative opinions about this book are not directed towards the brave women who shared their stories with the author. . This book is marketed as a book about female desire. Goodrea...
  • Jaclyn Crupi
    Jun 21, 2019
    If you read narrative non-fiction you simply have to read this. You?re going to want to put down whatever you?re reading and get this instead. Lina, Maggie and Sloane and all their desires, obsessions, contradictions, hopes and disappointments are rendered with such compassion and ...
  • Amanda
    Jun 20, 2019
    ?Three Women? is an intense look at the lives of 3 women, delving into their lives over an 8 year period, where they have been interviewed in their home towns. It intrigued me as it was an intimate look at their thoughts and desires, rather like reading someone?s diary. The 3...
  • Claire Gibson
    Jul 15, 2019
    I have no idea how to rate this book. On one hand, "Three Women" is a fascinating tale ? but I wouldn't call it an accurate depiction of female desire, as it's being billed. To me, it is a sad tragedy about sexual dysfunction ? not about sex as it should be. It is pornographic ? ...
  • Scott
    Jul 17, 2019
    "Sex is everybody's home, but nobody's address." -- Manisha Charak I'm not sure what initially drew me to select Lisa Taddeo's Three Women from the library's new release shelf, but I think that this book has similarities to Gay Talese's earlier groundbreaking 1981 non-fiction hit Th...
  • Britta Böhler
    Jul 17, 2019
    Intriguing idea, a book about female desire, but this book is not about that. At all. ...
  • Book of the Month
    Jul 01, 2019
    "Why I love it" by Lisa Taddeo Recently over drinks I asked a friend, ?What?s the last book you read that you just couldn?t put down?? Without hesitation, she answered, Three Women. Now, I?m not usually a nonfiction reader?and I have a stack of half-read memoirs to prov...
  • Nefeli
    Jul 31, 2019
    DNF-ing at 34% because this book is making me feel incredibly angry. The fact that I wasn't going to like it was pretty apparent from the beginning, as the prologue reeks of victim-blaming: Lisa Taddeo describes how her mother was followed to work for a long time by a man who masturbat...
  • Claire Reads Books
    Jul 15, 2019
    This was an interesting one... The product of more than a decade of research and interviews, this book tells the stories of three women: Maggie, a North Dakota woman who, as a teenager, had an affair with her high school English teacher; Lina, a Midwestern housewife stuck in a sexless ...
  • Roman Clodia
    May 24, 2019
    This is quite 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 deliber...
  • Catherine
    Jul 10, 2019
    I did find the stories interesting to read, but I have a myriad of issues with the book. 1. This book is marketed as a book about women's sexual desires, but of the three women's stories, only Lina's is about her "sexual desire." Maggie's story is about how she was groomed by her ma...