Sunday, January 23, 2011

A Round-Heeled Woman

My girl friend loaned me A Round-Heeled Woman by Jane Juska over the holiday's.  This is the true story of a 66 year old woman who decided to place an ad in the New Yorker Review of Books that read "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." Miss Jane is brave and BOLD!  I liked her immediately!

She chronicles her adventures of meeting several of the wrong men, falling for a complicated man, and enjoying great sex along the way.  The book is very tastefully written, she makes no bones about the fact that she enjoys sex and that she has missed it in the 30 years since her divorce.  It was refreshing to see a woman that was not afraid to explore her own sexuality, even in her later years.  She peels back her layers like an onion, exposing her vulnerabilities and desires, not just to her partners, but to the reader as well.

Quite an entertaining read, to be enjoyed by women of all ages, and maybe a few men too!  How liberating to be able to say "I like sex" or "I want sex" out loud!  Many woman think it, but most refrain from making it public for fear of being judged.  There is no harm in enjoying sex, after all we are humans and humans are sexual creatures.  We could all stand to learn a few things from Miss Jane.  May we all develop "round-heels" at some point in our lives....if we're lucky!

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Jackie said...

It's a play too! Starring Sharon Gless (Cagney & Lacey, Queer as Folk, Burn Notice) in Miami at present, just extended for one week and almost sold out - for details see!

Meri said...

Awesome- I am putting this on my library list immediately. I'm all about sassy women!
Glad to have found your blog here!

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