What Do Women Want?: Adventures in the Science of Female Desire

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Canongate Books, Jun 20, 2013 - Social Science - 224 pages
In this headline-making book, Daniel Bergner turns everything we thought we knew about women's desire on its head. Drawing on extensive research and interviews with renowned behavioural scientists, sexologists, psychologists and everyday women, Daniel Bergner asks: - Do women really crave intimacy and emotional connection? - Are women more disposed to sex with strangers or multiple partners than either science or society have ever let on? - And is 'the fairer sex' actually more sexually aggressive and anarchic than men?

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User Review  - JEPartrick - LibraryThing

Excellent content. Not thrilled with the delivery. To be fair, it was written by a journalist, so I shouldn't have expected it to be written like other works of non-fiction. Highly recommend if you ... Read full review

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An absolutely fascinating look at what women's sexuality means. From fantasy lives to the science of a possible female viagra to society's fear of women that are not sexually repressed. A recommended read for anyone interested in sexuality. Read full review

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About the author (2013)

Daniel Bergner is a staff writer for The New York Times Magazine and the author of two books of nonfiction, In the Land of Magic Soldiers: A Story of White and Black in West Africa, a Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year, and God of the Rodeo: The Quest for Redemption in Louisiana's Angola Prison,a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Bergner's writing has also appeared in Granta, Harper's, Mother Jones, Talk, The New York Times Book Review, and on the op-ed page of The New York Times.

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