Three Women

Three Women Review

A riveting true story about the sex lives of three real American women, based on nearly a decade of reporting.

Hailed as “a dazzling achievement” (Los Angeles Times) and “riveting page-turner that explores desire, heartbreak, and infatuation in all its messy, complicated nuance” (The Washington Post), Lisa Taddeo’s Three Women has captivated readers, booksellers, and critics—and topped bestseller lists—worldwide.

In suburban Indiana we meet Lina, a homemaker and mother of two whose marriage, after a decade, has lost its passion. Starved for affection, Lina battles daily panic attacks and, after reconnecting with an old flame through social media, embarks on an affair that quickly becomes all-consuming. In North Dakota we meet Maggie, a seventeen-year-old high school student who allegedly has a clandestine physical relationship with her handsome, married English teacher; the ensuing criminal trial will turn their quiet community upside down. Finally, in an exclusive enclave of the Northeast, we meet Sloane—a gorgeous, successful, and refined restaurant owner—who is happily married to a man who likes to watch her have sex with other men and women.

Based on years of immersive reporting and told with astonishing frankness and immediacy, Three Women is both a feat of journalism and a triumph of storytelling, brimming with nuance and empathy. “A work of deep observation, long conversations, and a kind of journalistic alchemy” (Kate Tuttle, NPR), Three Women introduces us to three unforgettable women—and one remarkable writer—whose experiences remind us that we are not alone.

Title:Three Women
Edition Language:English

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    Three Women Reviews

  • Roxane

    What even is this book? Broadly, it follows the desires and sex lives of three women but... it feels like a novelization more than reportage. Ten years of following these women went into this book but...

  • Emily May

    It wasn't regular, what you did, and now here I am. Look at me. I put this war paint on, but underneath I'm scarred and scared and horny and tired and love you. I can understand why many readers we...

  • Elyse  Walters

    Audiobook... read by Tara Lynne Barr, Marin Ireland, Mena Suvari, and Lisa Taddeo I’ve listened to 3 hours so far - of the 11 hours and 24 minutes. Dave Eggers said:“I can’t imagine a scenario w...

  • Roman Clodia

    This is quite a perplexing book as I'm not sure what Taddeo's intentions were. She takes three American women and tells their stories of failed love, disappointing marriages, unmet or unfulfilled sexu...

  • Matt

    “If you have a husband who barely touches you. If you have a husband who touches you too much, who grabs your hand and puts it on his penis when you’re trying to read about electric fences for gol...

  • Jessica Lafferty

    TLDR: I hated this book so much that I’m genuinely angry Advertised as a non-fiction book about women’s sexual desire, I chose this as my Book of the Month pick expecting stories of women explorin...

  • Catherine

    I did find the stories interesting to read, but I have a myriad of issues with the book.1. This book is marketed as a book about women's sexual desires, but of the three women's stories, only Lina's i...

  • Lisa

    Yawn. This book about three damaged women and their sad sex lives was not for me. I feel sorry for all of them - especially Maggie who was totally screwed - but I found the book tedious and pointless....

  • Caroline

    ***NO SPOILERS*** BOOK TRIGGER WARNING: sexual abuse, eating disorders, and suicide. Three Women depressed and sickened me. I made this a summer read, even making the mistake of reading it at the beac...

  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    For a long time I didn’t read a nonfiction and after reading intriguing and provocative blurb and some mixed reviews I wanted to jump in without thinking any further.I loved to see those three women...