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THE OTHER WOMAN: Twenty-one Wives, Lovers, and Others Talk Openly About Sex, Deception, Love, and Betrayal
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The notion of the other woman is nothing new. It’s easy to call her names – jezebel, home wrecker, and bitch. Yet she’s actually our mother, daughter, sister, best friend, grandmother or aunt. In THE OTHER WOMAN: Twenty-one Wives, Lovers, and Others Talk Openly About Sex, Deception, Love, and Betrayal, these women share candid experiences of being on both sides of this common relationship taboo and how they have dealt with the emotional fallout. Pulitzer Prize winner Jane Smiley recounts how age and wisdom aids in enduring a tangled relationship. In an essay titled In Praise of Married Men, Susan Cheever discusses her ‘other woman’ status, what she’s learned and how she hopes to live her life in the future. Mary Jo Eustace shares the moment when her husband of thirteen years announces that he is leaving her for actress Tori Spelling. And Dani Shapiro shares her...
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The notion of the other woman is nothing new. It’s easy to call her names – jezebel, home wrecker, and bitch. Yet she’s actually our mother, daughter, sister, best friend, grandmother or aunt. In THE OTHER WOMAN: Twenty-one Wives, Lovers, and Others Talk Openly About Sex, Deception, Love, and Betrayal, these women share candid experiences of being on both sides of this common relationship taboo and how they have dealt with the emotional fallout. Pulitzer Prize winner Jane Smiley recounts how age and wisdom aids in enduring a tangled relationship. In an essay titled In Praise of Married Men, Susan Cheever discusses her ‘other woman’ status, what she’s learned and how she hopes to live her life in the future. Mary Jo Eustace shares the moment when her husband of thirteen years announces that he is leaving her for actress Tori Spelling. And Dani Shapiro shares her experiences as the young mistress with the stepfather of her college friend. The anthology also includes: Guggenheim Fellow, Lynn Freed; novelist, memoirist and screenwriter for the Emmy-winning film Before Women had Wings (starring Oprah Winfrey), Connie May Fowler; PEN Center and Oregon Book Award winner Diana Abu-Jaber; and Acclaimed writer Laurie Stone. Maxinne Rhea Leighton writes about becoming the other woman at the age of six in The Man With the Big Hands. Also in this anthology are the gifted authors Binnie Kirshenbaum and Gayle Brandeis, off-Broadway sensation Sherry Glaser; best-selling authors Ellen Sussman, Caroline Leavitt, Katharine Weber, and many others! These twenty one insightful essays poignantly reflect the fragility of relationships and will resonate with readers. THE OTHER WOMAN reminds us how easily our predictable lives can be rattled, and how often we never know on what side of judgment we will land.

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VICTORIA ZACKHEIM is the author of The Bone Weaver and editor of five anthologies: He Said What?, ...

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Published Reviews

Dec.13.2007

For Keeps: Women Tell the Truth About Their Bodies,
Growing Older, and Acceptance Edited by
Victoria Zackheim. Seal, $15.95 paper (256p) ISBN
978-1-58005-204-7

Nora Ephron’s...

Dec.14.2007

Women will do anything for love. That much is clear in Victoria Zackheim's revealing - and riveting - collection of female-authored essays in The Other Woman. The power behind Zackheim's collection is in...