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A Round-Heeled Woman: My Late-Life Adventures in Sex and Romance Hardcover – May 6 2003


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  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Villard (May 6 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1400060117
  • ISBN-13: 978-1400060115
  • Product Dimensions: 20.8 x 13.7 x 1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 476 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,002,287 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


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By Gail Moore on July 14 2004
Format: Hardcover
"My Late-Life Adventures in Sex and Romance" is what the cover says but not too much of this book is devoted to adventures, this is really the author's life biography with long stretches dealing with her repressed upbringing, unhappy marriage, teaching career, relationship with son, and her volunteer activities at a prison. Except for the parts about the search for romantic liaisons, I found the book dull and sad, what a lonely life, it seems she only awakened in her sixties to all she'd missed out on.
As to her search for a man with an ad placed in the New York Times Review of Books, I found her experiences fascinating and admire her initiative. Probably not so encouraging for seniors seeking partners since she goes from disaster to disaster with men her own age and older and does not achieve real satisfaction until she meets a lover half her age. Could be an inspiration for the middle aged with the realization that passion and lust still burn in an old body, so don't wait till 67 like this woman did to start exploring that side of life.
Bet if it had been a 67 year old man with a 33 year old woman, there wouldn't have been half as much hesitation and self doubt.
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Format: Hardcover
This book stays with you when you're done. Months have passed since I read this, but I still miss Jane Juska. She's bright, witty, insightful, and honest.
She's also needy, and she explores the adolescent cravings many of us satisfied during the wild sex years of the '60s and '70s. It's sometimes painful to watch her "lookin' for love in all the wrong places," since, actually, it was love she was searching for, not sex.
It's an understatement to say this title is misleading. You have no idea from the title that this book will be so much about a person and so little about sex. Sometimes the writing drags on and on, and other times it flips through topics you wish had gotten more detail.
Always, it entrances. Jane is a sweet lady, working through some hard lessons at a time of life when you hurt harder each time you fall. And she falls and falls and falls.
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By Beth DeRoos on April 12 2004
Format: Hardcover
Why 5 stars? Because it's an interesting, sad, honest book.
I have been re-reading A Round Heeled Woman and while I still think it is interesting and in many ways daring, I also believe that prospective readers shouldn't think of it as either titillating or sexually satisfying.
There is also the interesting idea of a woman who was sexually abused as a child, distant from her father, husband and alas son, seemed deep down to be crying out for revenge or her just deserts and instead of wanting sex and satisfying sex I wonder if she wasnt/isnt looking for good/great sex in all the wrong places.. and or ... simply wanting to be fully in control in some sloppy BDSM mode.
Nothing sadder to me than a woman who travels three thousand miles away to a strangers bed and when used as a trollop (a vulgar or disreputable woman; especially: one who engages in sex promiscuously)I even wonder if she ever thought about the Freudian slip when she used Anthony Trollope as her chosen author.
I know thankfully many women over the age of sixty who are sensual, sensual, sexually active and respected by the man/men in their lives. This is the one thing that seems to be missing in Ms. Juska's life.
I look at the men like Robert who allows her to stay in his small NYC apartment, who has some good sex with her, but who verbally cuts her down. Or Henry who is married with kids and has 'sex' in front of the TV so he can watch the game. What kind of a woman has sex with someone's husband without some honesty? I am not talking about open marriage or polyamory where ALL the partners are in on the game. And poor young Graham who may have liked having her as a sexual experience, but who doesn't want anyone knowing him in 'real life'.
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Format: Hardcover
How does a person write a revealing memoir like this and still have the guts to go out in public? A Round-Heeled Woman reads like a personal diary. So I have to hand it to Juska, it took courage to write this book.
I was expecting a light-hearted memoir of adventures and misadventures in dating, with the twist being that the heroine is 67 years old. This memoir is occasionally light-hearted, but more often depressing, when Juska reminisces about her lonely childhood, or her even lonelier marriage. And when she starts dating again, after placing the personal ad, well, sometimes, I just wanted to shake her. She goes out with a series of men who are unsuitable in one way or another. Married, bonkers, or just plain cads. But she gives every one a chance and then some.
A Round-Heeled Woman is like watching Jerry Springer (but with an English degree), and I have no one to blame for reading it all the way through except myself. I just couldn't look away.
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Format: Hardcover
I thought that "A Round-Heeled Woman" would be a quick, frivolous read that would consume about five brain cells. Instead I found myself laughing out loud, tearing up a few times, and being impressed with Juska's fearlessness after a life of being chewed up by the men in her life.
I have no need or desire to place a personal ad like Jane Juska did - you can read any of the other 27 reviews to see the wording for yourself - but because of her story, I feel like I can do one brave thing for myself because she dared to step out and live her life in exactly the way she wanted.
Jane, you go girl!
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