Untrue by Wednesday Martin audiobook

Untrue: Why Nearly Everything We Believe About Women, Lust, and Infidelity Is Wrong and How the New Science Can Set Us Free

By Wednesday Martin
Read by Wednesday Martin

9780316463614

Unabridged

Format: CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781478914426

  • ISBN: 9781549145469

Runtime: 10.06 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Psychology
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

An Oprah’s Book Club Selection

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Primates of Park Avenue, a startling reconsideration of female infidelity that will upend everything you thought you knew about women and sex.

What do straight, married female revelers at an all-women’s sex club in LA have in common with nomadic pastoralists in Namibia who bear children by men not their husbands? Like women worldwide, they crave sexual variety, novelty, and excitement.

In ancient Greek tragedies, Netflix series, tabloids, and pop songs, we’ve long portrayed such cheating women as dangerous and damaged. We love to hate women who are untrue. But who are they really? And why, in this age of female empowerment, do we continue to judge them so harshly? In Untrue, feminist author and cultural critic Wednesday Martin takes us on a bold, fascinating journey to reveal the unexpected evolutionary legacy and social realities that drive female faithlessness, while laying bare our motivations to contain women who step out.

Blending accessible social science and interviews with sex researchers, anthropologists, and real women from all walks of life, Untrue challenges our deepest assumptions about ourselves, monogamy, and the women we think we know. From recent data suggesting women may struggle more than men with sexual exclusivity to the revolutionary idea that females of many species evolved to be “promiscuous” to Martin’s trenchant assertion that female sexual autonomy is the ultimate metric of gender equality, Untrue will change the way you think about women and sex forever.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Combining Barbara Ehrenreich’s immersive reporting style and Carrie Bradshaw’s savoir faire, the Primates of Park Avenue author dispels many myths about female desire.” O, The Oprah Magazine
“A simultaneously frothy and substantive tour of female sexual desire…An indispensable work of popular psychology and sociology.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Scientifically literate…An exuberant unfettering of female sexuality.” Ian Kerner, sex therapist and New York Times bestselling author

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Author

Author Bio: Wednesday Martin

Author Bio: Wednesday Martin

Wednesday Martin, PhD, has worked as writer and social researcher for more than two decades. The author of several books, including Untrue, Stepmonster, and Primates of Park Avenue, she has appeared on Today, CNN, NPR, NBC News, and elsewhere as an expert on parenting and step-parenting issues. She writes for the online edition of Psychology Today, and her work has appeared in the New York Times, New York Post, and London’s Daily Telegraph. She received her doctorate from Yale University.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Psychology
Runtime: 10.06
Audience: Adult
Language: English