Three Women

Ranked #11 in Human Sexuality, Ranked #25 in Sexsee more rankings.

Journalist Taddeo reports on the risks women take to fulfill their sexual desires. The result of eight years and thousands of hours of interviews, the book describes how each of her three subjects is undone by an intimate relationship that eventually damaged her.

Maggie, a troubled 23-year-old in Fargo, N.Dak., recalls how her high school English teacher seduced her at 17 after learning she'd slept with a man twice her age. When he's named statewide teacher of the year five years later, she reports their affair to the police; townspeople quickly label her "a freaky slut."

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Gwyneth Paltrow Actress, Author, Owner/GoopI literally could not put it down. An unflinching dissection of female desire so poetically described, I forgot it was nonfiction. Lisa Taddeo makes a gorgeous, unabashed debut. Wow. (Source)

Elizabeth Gilbert I can’t remember the last time a book affected me as profoundly as Three Women. Lisa Taddeo is a tireless reporter, a brilliant writer, and a storyteller possessed of almost supernatural humanity. As far as I’m concerned, this is a nonfiction literary masterpiece at the same level as In Cold Blood—and just as suspenseful, bone-chilling, and harrowing, in its own way. I know already that I will never stop thinking about the women profiled in this story—about their sexual desire, their emotional pain, their strength, their losses. I saw myself in all of them. Truly, Three Women is an... (Source)

Esther Perel Three Women offers a fascinating excavation of the intricacies of love and desire, where they conspire and where they conflict. Read this book. You will forever rethink the erotics of women. (Source)

Caitlin Moran This book - Three Women by @lisadtaddeo - is AMAZING: it's the book you HAVE to read & then make your friends read. I forced @jojomoyes - it's the In Cold Blood of female sexuality. THE book of summer 2019. Three real women tell the true story, over decades, of their sex-lives. (Source)

Abby Wambach WOLFPACK: Our book is included in the 10 Books People Are Talking About collection on #AppleBooks! I love this list and I’m currently reading & loving @lisadtaddeo’s #ThreeWomen. Check out the full list: Thank you, @AppleBooks! (Source)

Jonny Geller This is quite a book. Unsettling, compulsive, deeply thought provoking. Recommend if you are interested in exploring ideas about love and desire! (Source)

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