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3.0 out of 5 stars Don't Wait Too Late, July 14 2004
This review is from: A Round-Heeled Woman: My Late-Life Adventures in Sex and Romance (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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