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Lisa Taddeo On Shame, Nuance & What Happened Next For Her Three Women

The author's groundbreaking book on female desire, Three Women, has been a mainstay at book clubs and on bestseller lists in 2019. Future Women meets her.

By Natalie Cornish

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The author's groundbreaking book on female desire, Three Women, has been a mainstay at book clubs and on bestseller lists in 2019. Future Women meets her.

By Natalie Cornish

American author and journalist Lisa Taddeo has been gearing up for 2019 since 2010. Over the past nine years, she has embarked on one of the most ambitious projects in modern reportage: travelling across the United States six times to embed herself in the lives of ordinary women, understand what really turns them on and figure out why we struggle so much as women to vocalise our wants and desires.

On each occasion, she has packed up her life, moved to these women’s towns for months or, in some cases, years – and lived as their confidante, counsellor and friend as they slowly shared “thousands of hours” of intimate conversations.

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Three Women by Lisa Taddeo is published by Bloomsbury.

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