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Lisa Taddeo

Book:

Three Women

Bloomsbury Publishing

All Lina wanted was to be desired. How did she end up in a marriage with a husband who wouldn’t touch her? All Maggie wanted was to be understood. How did she end up in a relationship with her teacher, a hated pariah in her small town? All Sloane wanted was to be admired. How did she end up a sexual object of men, including her husband? Three Women is a record of unmet needs, unspoken thoughts, disappointments, hopes and unrelenting obsessions.

Lisa Taddeo spent eight years and thousands of hours tracking the women whose stories comprise Three Women, moving to the towns they lived in to better understand their lives. She has contributed to New York magazine, Esquire, Elle, Glamour and many other publications. Her short stories have won two Pushcart Prizes. She lives with her husband and daughter in New England.