A Round-heeled Woman

A Round-heeled Woman

My Late-life Adventures in Sex and Romance

Book - 2003
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"Round-heeled" is an old-fashioned label for a woman who is promiscuous--someone who nowadays might be called "easy." It's a surprising way for a cultured English teacher with a passion for the novels of Anthony Trollope to describe herself, but then that's just the first of many surprises to be found in this poignant, funny, utterly unique memoir. Jane Juska is a smart, energetic divorcée who decided she'd been celibate too long, and placed the following personal ad in her favorite newspaper, The New York Review of Books: 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. This closing reference was a nod to her favorite author, of course. The response was overwhelming, and Juska took a sabbatical from teaching to meet some of the men who had replied. And since her ad made it clear that she wasn't expecting just hand-holding, her dates zipped from first base to home plate in record time. Juska is a totally engaging, perceptive writer, funny and frank about her exploits. It's high time someone revealed the fact that older single people are as eager for sex and intimacy as their younger counterparts. Jane Juska's brave, honest memoir will probably raise eyebrows and blood pressure, but it will undoubtedly appeal to the very large audience of grown-up readers who will be fascinated and inspired by her daring adventure.
Publisher: New York : Villard, c2003
ISBN: 9781400060115
Branch Call Number: 305.26 JUS
Characteristics: x, 272 p. ; 22 cm


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Nov 27, 2017

I came to this book late after reading
an obit about the author’s life.
“A Round-Heeled Woman” reads like fiction, but
The well-written memoir is , if not shocking , stark
In its details.
Juska writes like a dream..smooth, funny and honest.
And that would be enough for me..but the storyline
Is an original.
Juska’s reckless quest late in life “for lots of sex” with a man she likes
belies her intelligence and history. Does she succeed? Was it worth it?
It certainly is for the modern reader.

An embarrassing reminder of some of my own faux pas in my youth and late middle age. Cleverly written and oozing with insight into a repressive upbringing and late life reaction to finding what she missed in youth. Also great description of the type of elderly male lovers one is likely to meet these days through dating sites. I hated this book and I loved it. Brava Jane.

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