Book Reviews of A Round-Heeled Woman : My Late-Life Adventures in Sex and Romance

A Round-Heeled Woman : My Late-Life Adventures in Sex and Romance
A Round-Heeled Woman My Late-Life Adventures in Sex and Romance
Author: Jane Juska
ISBN-13: 9780812967876
ISBN-10: 0812967879
Publication Date: 5/11/2004
Pages: 288
Rating:
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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3.3 stars, based on 29 ratings
Publisher: Villard
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 4
I saw this author interviewed on TV when this book was first published. She seemed an interesting woman, very nice. She seems to have been very honest about her life and some of it wasn't all that commendable - her marriage, motherhood. Her teaching career was interesting - best chap. of the book was about teaching prisoners at San Quintin. Her approach to getting some sexual experiences seemed to me to be unrealistic, but interesting.
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Helpful Score: 3
This was a fun book. It was interesting to read about an older woman who is on the dating market.
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There is a lot more to this book than I expected. It is an honestly written memoir which will bring laughter and tears.
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Unbelievable as it might seem, Jane Juska published a personal ad in the NY Times Magazine asking for a sexual partner for some romantic adventures. She got plenty of what she asked for and had a lot of good times plus a little heartache.
The amazing part of all of this is that she was a woman past her mid sixties at the time. The INCREDIBLE thing is that she wasn't murdered,raped, or even taken advantage of through all of this. Her memoir is both funny and sad in places, but always interesting. I can't say that I would ever, EVER, have the guts to do what she did, but I found myself hoping she'd have a wonderful time with all of these men, and satisfy that longing she obviously had. I think she did.
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Really enjoyed this book. Found it hard to put down. Juska is a witty writer whose story was a joy to read.
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What a kick! Juska knows what she wants and goes for it. Unlikely femme fatale!
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An unusual memoir, to say the least. A 66-year old woman places a personal ad, saying she wants "a lot of sex." Despite her age, she receives numerous responses -- many of them much younger men!
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This is a fascinating and extremely frank account of an older woman's adventures with men that she meets after putting an advertisement in the New York Review of Books. She had stated that she was looking for sex and she found it, and much more.
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late-life sex and romance
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Jane Juska took out a personals ad in the New York Review of Books that read as follows:

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.

The book explains why she posted the ad and what happened after it was published.
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An interesting read. You'll never belief the things this lady does.
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Why would someone who doesn't like sex, or sexy tell- alls write a review? Does anyone want to hear how sanctimonious (and in some cases here, completely misunderstanding they are of the human impulse?.) It is so nice to know that you can be 66 and still like men, the idea of men. She does. And charmingly; and she maintains dignity and grace throughout. She is really a people person and rare. It's a fine treat to go along with her in this revelation of her adventures; and not too far behind is the fascination of reading about the men she meets and beds.
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I expected this to be more of a romp that it was depicted in the title. I found the author frustrating at times since it was apparent that she wanted the men she contacted to read her mind and provide a connection of some sort - only she isn't clear to herself what that is.

I found her lack of accountability regarding being an alcoholic parent disturbing and the writing was not nearly as clean as you would expect from someone with her professional background.
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Nonfiction, former university teacher puts this ad in the newspaper "Before I turn 67 - next March - I would like to have a lot of sex with a man I like." This book is the story of what followed. Some of it is funny, some sad, and some disgusting (to me, maybe not others).
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I could not relate to the author, not sure whether it was having grown up two decades later or her consistent inferences about her literary breadth of knowledge
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Frankly, this one wasn't my cup of tea. Maybe I'm a bit of a prude, but I didn't enjoy the author's descriptions of her sex adventures. In addition, her Berkeley literary condescention was off-putting to me, and I didn't find the humor in the text that others have discussed.
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Three things I wish for all of you: that you don't (involuntarily) go without sex for 20+ years, that you don't break this streak by sleeping with everything you can find, and that you don't share all the gory details with the rest of us.

I only made it halfway through this book because of my embarrasment for this lady. Not about her wanting to have a sex life at 67, but for the sad way she goes about it and about all the details she shares that she should have kept to herself.