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The Art of Sleeping Alone: Why One French Woman Suddenly Gave Up Sex - Sophie Fontanel
The Art of Sleeping Alone: Why One French Woman Suddenly Gave Up Sex
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Sophie Fontanel, bestselling novelist and iconic editor of French Elle, tells the provocative story of her decision to stop having sex—a choice that profoundly changed her view of herself and her place in the world. At the age of twenty-seven, after many years of having (and, for the most part,... show more
Sophie Fontanel, bestselling novelist and iconic editor of French Elle, tells the provocative story of her decision to stop having sex—a choice that profoundly changed her view of herself and her place in the world. At the age of twenty-seven, after many years of having (and, for the most part, enjoying) an active sex life, beloved French author, journalist, editor, and fashion blogger Sophie Fontanel decided she wanted to take a break. Despite having it all—a glamorous job, plenty of dates and boyfriends, stylish clothes, and endless parties to attend—she still wasn’t happy, and found herself wanting more. She chose to give up her sex life, and in so doing shocked all of her friends and colleagues. What she discovers about herself is truly liberating and raises a number of questions about the expectations of the society in which we live. As she experiences being the only non-coupled one at dinner parties, weekend getaways, and summer vacations, she muses inspiringly on what it means to find hap­piness and fulfillment alone. Provocative and illuminating, The Art of Sleeping Alone, which spent eight weeks on the bestseller list in France, offers advice on love and sex while challenging modern-day conven­tions of marriage and motherhood, making this an ideal read for anyone who has chosen to do things a little differently.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781451696271 (1451696272)
Publisher: Scribner
Pages no: 160
Edition language: English
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teaandbooks
teaandbooks rated it
0.5 Maybe it works better in the original French
Why, at the age of 27, did the author choose to stop having sex? I don't know. Instead of a discussion of sex, relationships, etc., the reader is treated the author's sexual history, from what may have been an underage rape to her feeling like her she's more of a dog than girlfriend to her boyfriend...
These Books Are My Friends
These Books Are My Friends rated it
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I made it about 10 to 15 pages into this train wreck before I decided I really didn't care why she gave up sex, I was going to give up on her book.
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