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Synopsis: When it first appeared, Nancy Friday's taboo-shattering bestseller "My Secret Garden" created a mixed storm of outrage and exhilaration. Those women who feared their erotic fantasies called it pornographic. Those women who read it recognized in its pages the hidden content of their own sexuality. More outspoken and graphic than any book before its time, "My Secret Garden" quickly became a classic study of female sexuality. Today, more than one million women hail this astonishing study as a groundbreaking book -- a liberating force adding a new dimension to their sexual fantasies and lives.
Review: This book caused quite a ruckus when it was released 25 years ago because it directly quotes the sexual fantasies of dozens of women, ranging from the "very common" rape fantasy to lesbian affairs to unusually explicit scenarios that are unmentionable here. While author Nancy Friday maintains that My Secret Garden served to free millions of women from sexual oppression, there's still a need today to get rid of the guilt that millions more still feel when it comes to fantasizing, having orgasms, and making one's sexual wishes be known. "How could it be, you might ask," she writes, "that women today, at the turn of the century, would still think they were the only Bad Girls with erotic thoughts? What kind of prison is this that that women impose on themselves?"
My Secret Garden has the prurient appeal that made it one of the most passed-around books in high school study halls (it boasts chapters titled "Insatiability" and "The Thrill of the Forbidden"), but its premise, underneath the tales of lusty longings, is a serious one. Friday, also author of My Mother, My Self and Women on Top, is appalled at how parents, especially mothers, instill in their children a deep fear of sexual pleasure, and she advises how to do away with this stultifying force. While Friday can get a little histrionic at times ("Women's lust ... could bring down not only individuals, but society itself"), that doesn't make this book any less enthralling. --Erica Jorgensen
Title: My Secret Garden
Book Condition: Collectible-LikeNew
Book Description Simon & Schuster, 1973. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0671271016-2-4
Book Description Simon & Schuster, 1973. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0671271016
Book Description Simon & Schuster. Hardcover. Condition: Fair. Dust Cover Missing. Seller Inventory # G0671271016I5N01
Book Description Simon & Schuster. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Cover Missing. This book has a light amount of wear to the pages, cover and binding. Seller Inventory # G0671271016I3N01
Book Description Trident Press, New York, 1973. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Some discoloration to pages and DJ. Some wear along the DJ edges. Several light creases to DJ. Minor wear to the edges of the book. Binding is not tight but still good. Minor rubbing wear to DJ. Seller Inventory # 108896
Book Description Simon & Schuster, 1973. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Seller Inventory # P020671271016
Book Description Trident Press/Simon and Schuster, New York, 1973. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. This book is in very good+ condition. The interior is clean and bright. Three pages have creased top corners. The spine is solid. Orange and white designs on the boards with black lettering on an orange spine. The first and last page have a shadow. The last page has an address and phone number. The dust jacket is in very good condition with just a little wear along the edges. The jacket is not price clipped and is in new mylar. 2nd printing. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Women's Studies. Seller Inventory # 031856
Book Description Simon & Schuster, 1973. Hardcover. Condition: Like New. Almost new condition. Seller Inventory # P010671271016
Book Description Simon & Schuster, 1973. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110671271016
Book Description Simon & Schuster, 1973. Hardcover. Condition: Good. First Edition. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 0671271016