Love and Trouble

  • Release Date:     ISBN: 3947454251168392466
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Love and Trouble Book Summary

From the New York Times best-selling author of Poser: My Life in Twenty-Three Yoga Poses, a ferocious, sexy, hilarious memoir about going off the rails at midlife and trying to reconcile the girl she was with the woman she has become.

Claire Dederer is a happily married mother of two, ages nine and twelve, when she suddenly finds herself totally despondent and, simultaneously, suffering through a kind of erotic reawakening. This exuberant memoir shifts between her present experience as a middle-aged mom in the grip of mysterious new hungers and herself as a teenager--when she last experienced life with such heightened sensitivity and longing. From her hilarious chapter titles ("How to Have Sex with Your Husband of Seventeen Years") to her subjects--from the boyfriend she dumped at fourteen the moment she learned how to give herself an orgasm, to the girls who ruled her elite private school ("when I left Oberlin I thought I had done with them forever, but it turned out ...they also edited all the newspapers and magazines, and wrote all the books"), to raising a teenage daughter herself--Dederer writes with an electrifying blend of wry wit and raw honesty. She exposes herself utterly, and in doing so captures something universal about the experience of being a woman, a daughter, a wife.

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Love and Trouble - Claire Dederer Reviews

  • Powerful book!

    By Another Island Girl
    5
    Claire reveals the confusing narrative that many women share yet are afraid to talk about, out of fear of condemnation. Instead, it lingers and festers and brings periods of self-loathing and is probably the source of many of the illnesses that are epidemic among women today. Thank you, Claire, for being vulnerable and giving us a voice! I have to believe that our girls are benefitting from our history.

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