Three Women Paperback – July 7, 2020 by Lisa Taddeo

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[336 pages]

PUB:  July 07, 2020

$17.00 $11.38

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Author: Taddeo Lisa

Brand: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster

Package Dimensions: 26x213x272

Number Of Pages: 336

Release Date: 07-07-2020

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Named a Best Book of the Year: The Washington Post * NPR * The Atlantic * New York Public Library * Vanity Fair * PBS * Time * Economist * Entertainment Weekly * Financial Times * Shelf Awareness * Guardian * Sunday Times * BBC * Esquire * Good Housekeeping * Elle * Real Simple * And more than twenty additional outlets

“Staggeringly intimate…Taddeo spent eight years reporting this groundbreaking book.” —Entertainment Weekly

“A breathtaking and important book…What a fine thing it is to be enthralled by another writer’s sentences. To be stunned by her intellect and heart.” —Cheryl Strayed

“Extraordinary…This is a nonfiction literary masterpiece…I can’t remember the last time a book affected me as profoundly as Three Women.” —Elizabeth Gilbert

“A revolutionary look at women’s desire, this feat of journalism reveals three women who are carnal, brave, and beautifully flawed.” —People (Book of the Week)

A riveting true story about the sex lives of three real American women, based on nearly a decade of reporting.

Lina, a young mother in suburban Indiana whose marriage has lost its passion, reconnects with an old flame through social media and embarks on an affair that quickly becomes all-consuming. Maggie, a seventeen-year-old high school student in North Dakota, allegedly engages in a relationship with her married English teacher; the ensuing criminal trial turns their quiet community upside down. Sloane, a successful restaurant owner in an exclusive enclave of the Northeast, is happily married to a man who likes to watch her have sex with other men and women.

Hailed as “a dazzling achievement” (
Los Angeles Times) and “a riveting page-turner that explores desire, heartbreak, and infatuation in all its messy, complicated nuance” (
Washington Post), Lisa Taddeo’s
Three Women has captivated readers, booksellers, and critics—and topped bestseller lists—worldwide. Based on eight years of immersive research, it is “an astonishing work of literary reportage” (
Atlantic) that introduces us to three unforgettable women—and one remarkable writer—whose experiences remind us that we are not alone.
“Taddeo spent a decade immersed in the sex lives of three ordinary American women. . . . The result is the most in-depth look at the female sex drive and all its accompanying social, emotional, reproductive, and anthropological implications that’s been published in decades.”

—New York

Three Women is a masterpiece. . . . You’ll want to pass your copy on to a friend as soon as you’ve read it; it’s a book that begs discussion.”

—Vanity Fair

“A deeply reported, elegantly written, almost uncomfortably intimate portrait of three American women . . . Taddeo reveals something universal in each of their stories. . . . The result is a nonfiction book that feels as close to its subjects as a novel, like Adrian Nicole LeBlanc’s
Random Family or Anne Fadiman’s
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down.”

—Columbia Journalism Review

“An astonishing work of literary reportage . . . As Lisa Taddeo writes about her subjects, the women she uses to map out an anthropological, humane, passionate study of female desire, she seems almost to inhabit them. . . . A fascinating appraisal of a subject few writers have approached so intently.”


“There isn’t a woman alive who won’t recognize—her stomach lurching, her heart beating wildly—something of what Maggie, Lina, and Sloane go through.”


Three Women burns a flare-bright path through the dark woods of women’s sexuality. In sentences that are as sharp—and bludgeoning, at times—as an ax, [Taddeo] retains the accuracy and integrity of nonfiction but risks the lyrical depths of prose and poetry.”

—Los Angeles Times

“I can’t remember the last time a book affected me as profoundly as
Three Women. Lisa Taddeo is a tireless reporter, a br

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