A Round-heeled Woman: My Late-life Adventures in Sex and Romance - Jane Juska Reviews
Description:ISBN 0099466708 / Genre: Biography / Author: Jane Juska / Edition: New Ed / Paperback / 288 Pages / Book is published 2004-07-01 by ... more
A Round-heeled Woman: My Late-life Adventures in Sex and Romance - Jane Juska ... Vintage / 'Before I turn 67 - next March - I would like to have a lot of sex with a man I like. If you want to talk first, Trollope works for me.' - Small ad in the New York Review of Books'Round-heeled' is an old-fashioned term for a promiscuous woman of easy virtue. It's a surprising way for a respectable English teacher of a certain age, with a passion for the novels of Anthony Trollope, to describe herself, but then that's just the first of many surprises to be found in this poignant, funny, unique memoir. Inspired by Eric Rohmer's film Autumn Tale, Jane Juska, a smart, energetic divorc-e, decided she'd been celibate too long, and placed a personal ad in her favourite newspaper, The New York Review of Books. The response was overwhelming, and Juska took a sabbatical from teaching to meet some of the men who replied. And since her ad made it clear that she wasn't expecting just hand-holding, her dates zipped from first base to the full monty in record time. Juska is a totally engaging, perceptive writer, funny and frank about her exploits. It's high time someone revealed the fact that older single people are as eager for sex and intimacy as their younger counterparts. Jane Juska's brave, honest memoir will probably raise eyebrows and blood pressure, but it will undoubtedly appeal to the very large audience of grown-up readers who will be fascinated and inspired by her daring adventure.
Newest Review: ... is old slang for promiscuous - think about it, if your heels were round, you'd always be falling over backwards! It has been ... more
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by - written on 17/09/08 (Very useful, 70 readings)
This is the memoir of Jane Juska's experiences after she placed a personal ad in The New York Review of Books that read as follows: "Before I turn 67 - next March - I would like to have a lot of sex with a man I like. If you want to talk first, Trollope works for me." Round-heeled is old slang for promiscuous - think about it, if your heels were round, you'd always be falling over backwards! It has been marketed very much as a sex memoir, which is a shame as it is the romantic and sexual elements of Juska's story which are the most disappointing. Juska's adventures with men are the least compelling elements of her story. It's beautifully written, ... Read the complete review
by - written on 05/01/06 (Very useful, 725 readings)
I don’t know whether there are more books around about people’s sex lives, or if I’m just running into more of them than I used to. (I nearly put “coming across” in that last sentence, but that would have provided an unpleasant and totally inaccurate image, so I thought better of it). In the last twelve months I have read supposed biographies and one work of fiction about women working as prostitutes in both London and New York, a male prostitute in 1970s Los Angeles and a woman who hadn’t had sex for three years. Whilst these books were varied in quality, explicitness and enjoyability, they all had one thing in common. The people involved, whether real or ... Read the complete review