'A masterpiece at the same level as In Cold Blood' ELIZABETH GILBERT
'This is one of the most riveting, assured and scorchingly original debuts I've ever read. I can't imagine a scenario where this isn't one of the most important – and breathlessly debated – books of the year' DAVE EGGERS
'Addictive, totally addictive. Brilliant' DOLLY ALDERTON
'A fascinating excavation of the intricacies of love and desire, where they conspire and where they conflict. Read this book' ESTHER PEREL
'Indescribably magnificent. You will LOVE it' MARIAN KEYES
'My non-fiction book of the year. Astounding' JESSIE BURTON
'This book – challenging and heartbreaking – will stay with me. An extraordinary, documentary deep dive into the psychology of women and sex that is as unputdownable as the most page-turning fiction' JOJO MOYES
All Lina wanted was to be desired. How did she end up in a marriage with two children and a husband who wouldn't touch her?
All Maggie wanted was to be understood. How did she end up in a relationship with her teacher and then in court, a hated pariah in her small town?
All Sloane wanted was to be admired. How did she end up a sexual object of men, including her husband, who liked to watch her have sex with other men and women?
Three Women is a record of unmet needs, unspoken thoughts, disappointments, hopes and unrelenting obsessions.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Sometimes, you read a book that you know will stay with you. Three Women, Lisa Taddeo’s masterful display of narrative journalism, is that kind of book. Taddeo reports on the unguarded sexual lives and desires of, yes, three American women. Across nearly 10 years they reveal everything to Taddeo—she even trails one of the women, Lina, on her extramarital endeavours. The writer’s goal, she has said, was to take the pulse of American sexuality. Through the extraordinarily candid accounts of her subjects (we cover a student-teacher affair, open marriages, loveless marriages and most things inbetween) and her own brilliantly lucid writing, she achieves her target in extraordinary fashion.