Nine and a Half Weeks: A Memoir of a Love Affair

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Harper Collins, Jan 4, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 144 pages
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The powerfully erotic memoir that inspired the legendary film with a forward by bestselling novelist Francine Prose.

Nine and a Half Weeks is a true story so unusual, so passionate, and so extreme in its psychology and sexuality that it will take your breath away.

Elizabeth McNeill was an executive for a large corporation when she began an affair with a man she met casually. Their sexual excitement depended on a pattern of domination and humiliation, and as their relationship progressed they played out ever more dangerous and elaborate variations on that pattern of sadomasochism. By the end, Elizabeth had relinquished all control over her body -- and her mind.

With a cool detachment that makes the experiences and sensations she describes all the more frightening in their intensity, Elizabeth McNeill deftly unfolds her story and invites you into the mesmerizing and dangerous world of Nine and a Half Weeks -- a world you won't soon forget.

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User Review  - BBcummings - LibraryThing

Curious as to the BDSM trend in recent years and the popularity of these titles, I decided to read this book (after being disappointed with 50 shades). Keep in mind that this a true story (memoir ... Read full review

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User Review  - lamour - LibraryThing

This is a short erotic memoir that chronicles the downfall of a woman who falls in love with a man who wins her over with his elaborate love making techniques that became more violent as the relationship continued. Eventually his betrayal of her love puts her in an institution. Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Elizabeth McNeill is a pseudonym. At the time of the book’s writing and original publication, McNeill lived in New York, where she worked as an executive for a large corporation.

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