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Lisa Taddeo

Author of Three Women

11+ Works 1,933 Members 69 Reviews

About the Author

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Works by Lisa Taddeo

Three Women (2019) 1,447 copies
Animal (2021) 383 copies
Ghost Lover: Stories (2022) 90 copies
Suburban weekend (2019) 3 copies
Ghost Lover (2023) 3 copies
Trei femei (2019) 2 copies
Grace 1 copy
Djuret (2021) 1 copy
Üc Kadin (2021) 1 copy
Kolm naist (2020) 1 copy
Zwierzę (2021) 1 copy

Associated Works

The Best American Sports Writing 2009 (2009) — Contributor — 54 copies
The Best American Political Writing 2009 (2009) — Contributor — 26 copies

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Common Knowledge

Birthdate
1980
Gender
female
Nationality
USA
Places of residence
New York, New York, USA
Occupations
journalist
non-fiction author

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Reviews

Repetitive. Boring. I think this book is absolutely geared towards women.
 
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BenM2023 | 59 other reviews | Nov 22, 2023 |
desire sexuality in real life and non-monogamous marriage or la VL of marriage opportunities due to rape by three men in a small American town all known to everybody. 19:09:23
 
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BJMacauley | 59 other reviews | Sep 19, 2023 |
 
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cbwalsh | 1 other review | Sep 13, 2023 |
This book tells a sad story. Three women who are victims of sexual assault and/or sexual dominance tell their stories to the author. And those stories are graphic when it comes to sexual acts. What, to me, was so sad was that the men in the stories saw sex was the end goal; for the women, it was the means to fulfill a greater desire for love, belonging, validation. With this fundamental difference in "desire", which can exist even in non-abusive relationships, disappointment is almost inevitable.

The author is not a scientist; she is a journalist. This books presents three anecdotes, which do no add up to evidence. Those looking for socio-scientific facts will not find them here. But this book can teach us a lot in the way that fiction does: by getting closer to the truth of feelings, emotions and other less quantifiable data.

So I appreciate this book for what it is, and it did cause me to reflect on our society. The book might have been strengthened if the author had talked about the broader society into which these stories fall. I don't think she gave readers enough of a contextual frame to make these stories more than fictional stories would have provided.
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Works
11
Also by
2
Members
1,933
Popularity
#13,324
Rating
½ 3.6
Reviews
69
ISBNs
68
Languages
15

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