Thy Neighbor's Wife (Google eBook)

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Harper Collins, Jun 16, 2009 - Health & Fitness - 608 pages
15 Reviews

The provocative classic work newly updated

An intimate personal odyssey across America's changing sexual landscape

When first published, Gay Talese's 1981 groundbreaking work, Thy Neighbor's Wife, shocked a nation with its powerful, eye-opening revelations about the sexual activities and proclivities of the American public in the era before AIDS. A marvel of journalistic courage and craft, the book opened a window into a new world built on a new moral foundation, carrying the reader on a remarkable journey from the Playboy Mansion to the Supreme Court, to the backyards and bedrooms of suburbia—through the development of the porn industry, the rise of the "swinger" culture, the legal fight to define obscenity, and the daily sex lives of "ordinary" people. It is the book that forever changed the way Americans look at themselves and one another.

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Review: Thy Neighbor's Wife

User Review  - Jeffrey Sweet - Goodreads

A view of the extraordinary shift in society's views on sex and sexual material in the postwar era. Read today, so many year's after its original publication, I couldn't help but connecting ... Read full review

Review: Thy Neighbor's Wife

User Review  - Jaybow - Goodreads

Overall, highly enjoyable and felt like I learned a lot. I'll admit, when I read this, I found myself surprised that Talese was able to dig up so much compassion from me for Hugh Hefner. Admittedly I ... Read full review

About the author (2009)

A former reporter for the New York Times, Gay Talese is a bestselling author who has written eleven books. He lives in New York City.

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