My Secret Garden

My Secret Garden : Women's Sexual Fantasies

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When it first appeared, Nancy Friday's taboo-shattering bestseller "My Secret Garden" created a mixed storm of outrage and exhilaration. Those women who feared their erotic fantasies called it pornographic. Those women who read it recognized in its pages the hidden content of their own sexuality. More outspoken and graphic than any book before its time, "My Secret Garden" quickly became a classic study of female sexuality. Today, more than one million women hail this astonishing study as a groundbreaking book -- a liberating force adding a new dimension to their sexual fantasies and more

Product details

  • Paperback | 316 pages
  • 126 x 198 x 24mm | 240g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0704332949
  • 9780704332942
  • 75,812

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Dr. Martin Shepard, the psychiatrist, contributes an "afterword" in which he directs the reader's hitherto rapt attention to calmer channels, stressing both the therapeutic and ego-bolstering value of this collection of female fantasies. It will not only help women accept their daydreams, he says, but if the reader turns on, "well and good. . . . What is wrong with healthy erotic responses?" But "J" of The Sensuous Woman gets the foreword, confiding that the first man she gave this book to "was so turned on. . . that he went into a lovemaking marathon," though many men are shocked by their role as fantasy sex objects! With commentary by the author throughout, these are polished performances of the id about to recharge the battery - by Madge, Dot, Linda, et al., soaring through all possible varieties of postures, partners, costumes, and scenarios. The confessions are grouped loosely by activity, states of mind, taboos, etc. Now that the garden gate has swung wide, sexologists will doubtless troop in to classify, but for most this will be simply an invitation to gather rosebuds while one may. (Kirkus Reviews)show more

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"Delicious...women can share in their sisters' secrets and not feel that they are alone." -- "Los Angeles Times"show more

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