Three Women by Lisa Taddeo audiobook

Three Women

By Lisa Taddeo
Read by Tara Lynne Barr , Mena Suvari , Marin Ireland , and Lisa Taddeo

Simon & Schuster Audio 9781451642292

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781508296201

  • ISBN: 9781508296201

Runtime: 11.41 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

New York Times bestseller

A #1 Amazon.com bestseller in History of LGBTQ and Gender Studies

A People Pick of the Week

New York Times audio bestseller

Shortlisted for the Foyles Book of the Year in Nonfiction

A Top Ten New York Public Library Best Book of the Year

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * #1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER * #1 INDIE NEXT PICK

A Best Book of the Year: The Washington Post * NPR * The Atlantic * New York Public Library * Vanity Fair * PBS * Time * Economist * Entertainment Weekly * Financial Times * Shelf Awareness * Guardian * Sunday Times * BBC * Esquire * Good Housekeeping * Elle * Real Simple

“THIS IS THE BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR. This is it. This is the one...It blew the top of my head off and I haven’t been able to stop thinking or talking about it since.” —Elizabeth Gilbert

“Taddeo spent eight years reporting this groundbreaking book...Breathtaking...Staggeringly intimate.” —Entertainment Weekly

“A breathtaking and important book…What a fine thing it is to be enthralled by another writer’s sentences. To be stunned by her intellect and heart.” —Cheryl Strayed

A riveting true story about the sex lives of three real American women, based on nearly a decade of reporting.

Hailed as “a dazzling achievement” (Los Angeles Times) and “riveting page-turner that explores desire, heartbreak, and infatuation in all its messy, complicated nuance” (The Washington Post), Lisa Taddeo’s Three Women has captivated readers, booksellers, and critics—and topped bestseller lists—worldwide.

In suburban Indiana we meet Lina, a homemaker and mother of two whose marriage, after a decade, has lost its passion. Starved for affection, Lina battles daily panic attacks and, after reconnecting with an old flame through social media, embarks on an affair that quickly becomes all-consuming. In North Dakota we meet Maggie, a seventeen-year-old high school student who allegedly has a clandestine physical relationship with her handsome, married English teacher; the ensuing criminal trial will turn their quiet community upside down. Finally, in an exclusive enclave of the Northeast, we meet Sloane—a gorgeous, successful, and refined restaurant owner—who is happily married to a man who likes to watch her have sex with other men and women.

Based on years of immersive reporting and told with astonishing frankness and immediacy, Three Women is both a feat of journalism and a triumph of storytelling, brimming with nuance and empathy. “A work of deep observation, long conversations, and a kind of journalistic alchemy” (Kate Tuttle, NPR), Three Women introduces us to three unforgettable women—and one remarkable writer—whose experiences remind us that we are not alone.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This is one of the most riveting, assured, and scorchingly original debuts I’ve ever read. Taddeo’s beautifully written and unflinching portraits of desire allow her protagonists to be wholly human and wholly, blessedly complex.” Dave Eggers, New York Times bestselling author
Author Lisa Taddeo introduces listeners to the true stories of three women and their most intimate and very real sexual desires. Narrator Tara Lynne Barr portrays Maggie in youthful tones that embody her inexperience as she navigates a relationship with her high school teacher. Marin Ireland portrays Lina, starting with an even-toned deadpan delivery and gradually diversifying, a perfect reflection of Lina's journey from a passionless marriage to a flaming affair. Mena Suvari portrays Sloan in a breathy neutral tone that exhibits her willingness to fulfill the sexual desires of others while she figures out what she wants for herself. All the narrators deliver authentic and emotional performances."
“A revolutionary look at women’s desire, this feat of journalism reveals three women who are carnal, brave, and beautifully flawed.” People magazine
“Tragedy and despair lurk in each of their stories, but Taddeo’s dynamic writing brings them all to breathtaking life.” Entertainment Weekly
“A dazzling achievement…Three Women burns a flare-bright path through the dark woods of women’s sexuality.” Los Angeles Times
“It’s true, but reads like a novel—Taddeo smartly employs not only interviews but also diary entries, legal documents, letters, emails, and text messages…Exhaustively reported and…elegantly written.” Washington Post
“A heartbreaking, gripping, astonishing masterpiece, Three Women is destined to join the canon both of journalistic excellence and feminist literature.” Esquire

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Author

Author Bio: Lisa Taddeo

Author Bio: Lisa Taddeo

Lisa Taddeo is the author of the New York Times bestseller Three Women, which was shortlisted for the Foyles Book of the Year Award. She has contributed to New York magazine, Esquire, Elle, Glamour, and many other publications. Her nonfiction has been included in the Best American Sports Writing and Best American Political Writing anthologies, and her short stories have won two Pushcart Prizes.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 11.41
Audience: Adult
Language: English