The Other Woman: Twenty-one Wives, Lovers, and Others Talk Openly About Sex, Deception, Love, and Betrayal

The Other Woman: Twenty-one Wives, Lovers, and Others Talk Openly About Sex, Deception, Love, and Betrayal

She's been called the harpy, the Jezebel, the Lorelei, the bitch...and other choice names. In truth, she is someone's daughter, mother, friend, confidante. She seduces husbands, breaks up marriages, and occasionally becomes a stepmother. Sometimes, she is even a victim. So who is this creature who arrives like a wrecking ball to destroy lives and families? She is the Other Woman--but she's only half the story. For every Other Woman, there is a wife or girlfriend whose relationship has been devastated--or surprisingly--blissfully liberated. Some women find themselves playing both roles during the course of a lifetime. With 21 insightful essays (20 written specifically for this anthology) from the list of America's most respected and award-winning female authors, this collection explores the highly personal, sometimes anguished, sometimes hilarious, but always compelling experiences of women on both sides of these highly charged and emotional situations.

Title:The Other Woman: Twenty-one Wives, Lovers, and Others Talk Openly About Sex, Deception, Love, and Betrayal
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780446580229
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    The Other Woman: Twenty-one Wives, Lovers, and Others Talk Openly About Sex, Deception, Love, and Betrayal Reviews

  • Anya Wassenberg

    Here's the thing about the other woman. She lives inside your head. She may live on the next corner or in the next town or halfway across the world; she may be five-two or five-nine; she may be rail t...

  • Kricket

    this book was a random grab when I was browsing non-fiction. I happened to have "the other woman" as covered by lana del rey stuck in my head and looked up to see this book. as with all collections fr...

  • Katie

    While some of these stories are beyond riveting (ex. Mary Jo Eustace's essay), there are several that leave much to be desired. Some of the authors seem to tell their stories from a detached perspecti...

  • Sheila

    A friend gave me this book a few years ago and told me it would be therapeutic. I was afraid to start it, not wanting to relive any of my own painful memories, but finally did and breezed through with...

  • hey.emily

    I loved this book. The stories in it were compelling and thoughtful, and demonstrated the shades of gray in relationships. Some of the women were gay, some straight, some were cheaters, some were chea...

  • Kevin McAllister

    They truth is stranger than fiction. Well, this book is a collection of essays by female writers who describe their own true & personal experiences where they have been victimized by the other woman ....

  • Jessica

    I thought this book would be an interesting collection of stories dealing with the infamous "other woman". Some of the stories were entertaining, but others were just sad and depressing. Overall, I wo...

  • Leslie

    An interesting perspective on the whole notion of cheating. I did feel like the book was written for a much older audience and from the perspective of much older women. As if in your 20's cheating isn...

  • Trish

    Interesting & fun read. Had several LOL moments. As a betrayed spouse (1st marriage - not current) & as an 'unknowing' Other Woman - I read this book with an open mind & was able to understand several...

  • M

    I picked this book up because I saw that Dani Shapiro had a story in the collection; then I realized that it's actually excerpted from her book, but by that point, I was already partway through. I enj...