The Casanova Complex: Compulsive Lovers and Their Women

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Poseiden Press, 1988 - Health & Fitness - 283 pages
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Trachtenberg, a recovering Casanova, takes the reader on a fascinating journey inside the Casanova complex, telling what a life of migratory sexuality is really like and who the women are that make it possible. He describes the syndrome as a true compulsive disorder, similar to alcoholism.

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User Review  - Harv Griffin - Goodreads

pic of my copy of Casanova Complex I suspect my own motives in reading this book. Was I trying to learn the secrets of how to sexually manipulate foxy women? Probably. I marked the hell out of this ... Read full review

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User Review  - Libertine - Goodreads

Someone once recommended this book to me, telling me I'd see myself in its pages. While on a visit to a used bookstore awhile back, I saw the book on the shelf and said, “What the hell,” and decided ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
13
Mad Bad and Dangerous to Know
23
Chapter Three Patterns of Desire
41
Copyright

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About the author (1988)

Peter Trachtenberg's essays and short stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's, TriQuarterly, Bomb, the Jewish Forward, and Chicago, and have been broadcast on NPR's "All Things Considered." He received the Nelson Algren Award for Short Fiction and the Jerome Lowell DeJur Award for Fiction from the City College of New York. He has taught at Brown University, The New School, Johns Hopkins, NYU, the School of Visual Arts, and City College of New York. He lives in Rhinebeck, New York with his wife, Mary Gaitskill.

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