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Lust in translation
the rules of infidelity from Tokyo to Tennessee
Pamela Druckerman

Published 2007 by Penguin Press in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

A strange and surprising journey around the world to examine how and why people cheat on their spouses. From Memphis to Moscow, people cheat on their spouses with astonishing frequency--but even illicit love has rules, and these rules differ radically from country to country. Acclaimed journalist Druckerman decided to investigate extramarital affairs all around the world to discover how different cultures deal with adultery--and her research leads her to believe that both the concept and the consequences of infidelity are far less rigid outside the United States. Americans, she decides, are the least adept at having affairs, have the most trouble enjoying them, and, in the end, suffer the most as a result of them. The rules of fidelity aren't as strict in many other parts of the world because many cultures acknowledge that adultery is an expected, if not acceptable, part of the marriage contract.--From publisher description.

Table of Contents

Introduction : Lust in translation
Welcome to America
Lies, damn lies, and adultery
Sexual cultures
The marriage-industrial complex
Death of the "five to seven"
The obligatory affair
Mystery of the single futon
We must have a spare one at least
God in the bedroom
A sexual revolution
Conclusion : Home sweet home.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [283]-291).


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Library of Congress
HQ806 .D78 2007

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291 p. ;
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