The Wild Oats project : one woman's midlife quest for passion at any cost / Robin Rinaldi
- Rinaldi, Robin
- New York : Sarah Crichton Books, 2015.
- First edition.
- Physical Description:
- viii, 287 pages ; 22 cm
- Machine generated contents note: pt. ONE DEATH OF THE GOOD GIRL -- 1.The Threshold -- 2.Refugee (Sacramento) -- 3.The Leap -- 4.Wife (Philadelphia) -- 5.The Return -- 6.Madonna (San Francisco) -- 7.The Epiphany -- 8.Whore -- pt. TWO THE WILD OATS PROJECT -- 9.Mission Dolores -- 10.Nerve -- 11.OneTaste -- 12.Eight Days -- 13.Glory Road -- 14.The Writer -- 15.Sanchez Street -- 16.South of Market -- 17.Solitude in Motion -- 18.Orgasmic Meditation -- 19.Yin and Yang -- 20.Golden Gate -- 21.The Women's Circle -- 22.The Commune -- 23.Infinite Games -- 24.Girl on Girl on Boy -- 25.The Other Woman -- 26.The End of the Bucket List -- pt. THREE HOUSE OF SHADOW AND DESIRE -- 27.The Crash -- 28.The Aftermath -- 29.The Broken Heart -- 30.The Message -- 31.The Master of Polarity -- 32.The Brutal, Slippery Truth -- 33.The Crossroads -- 34.The New Year.
- "A memoir of one woman's year of an open marriage, during which she explored everything she'd ever wondered about sex but hadn't tried"-- and "What if for just one year you explored everything you'd wondered about sex but hadn't tried? The project was simple: An attractive, successful magazine journalist, Robin Rinaldi, would move into a San Francisco apartment, join a dating site, and get laid. Never mind that she already owned a beautiful flat a few blocks away, that she was forty-four, or that she was married to a man she'd been in love with for eighteen years. What followed--a year of sex, heartbreak, and unexpected revelation--is the topic of this riveting memoir, The Wild Oats Project. An open marriage was never one of Rinaldi's goals--her priority as she approached midlife was to start a family. But when her husband insisted on a vasectomy, she decided that she could remain married only on her own terms. If I can't have children, she told herself, then I'm going to have lovers. During the week she would live alone, seduce men (and women), attend erotic workshops, and partake in wall-banging sex. On the weekends, she would go home and be a wife. At a time when the bestseller lists are topped by books about eroticism and the shifting roles of women, this brave memoir explores how our sexuality defines us--and it delivers the missing link: an everywoman's account of sex. Combining the strong literary voice of Cheryl Strayed's Wild with the adventurousness of Elizabeth Gilbert's Eat, Pray, Love, The Wild Oats Project challenges our sensibilities and evokes the delicate balance between loving others and staying true to oneself"--
- 9780374290214 (hardback) and 0374290210 (hardback)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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