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My Secret Garden: Women's Sexual Fantasies [Paperback]

Nancy Friday
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Book Description

1 July 2001
Welcome to Nancy Friday's secret garden, a hidden place where ordinary women are free to express the sexual dreams they have never dared to confide before. Safe behind the walls of anonymity, hundreds of real women responded to Nancy Friday's call for details of their own most private fantasies. My Secret Garden is the daring compilation of those fantasies. When it first appeared, it created a storm of outrage in the media...and an equal sense of exhilaration for those women who finally were able to share their sisters' most intimate thoughts. Even now, in a new millennium, over then thousand women each year buy a new copy of this astounding classic of feminist literature. Join them in their exploration of the meaning of desire. Dare to read, dare to dream, and dare to discover the beautiful blossoms, the winding paths, and the hidden nooks of female sexuality.

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  • Paperback: 316 pages
  • Publisher: Quartet Books; New edition (1 July 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0704332949
  • ISBN-13: 978-0704332942
  • Product Dimensions: 12.6 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,247 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Nancy Friday is the author of seven books: My Secret Garden, Forbidden Flowers, Jealousy, Men in Love, My Mother/My Self, Women on Top, and The Power of Beauty. She lives in Key West, Florida, and in Connecticut.

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116 of 129 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable? Yes. Arousing? Not quite. 22 Nov 2002
Format:Paperback
Let me first say that anyone interested in sexual psychology should read this work. An unprecedented collection of the sexual thoughts, desires, fears and, of course, fantasies from women in 70's USA and UK.
However, it is more a book concerned with erotic fantasy rather than an erotic read, despite being promoted as such on many adult sites. Many of the accounts are from women who had anxieties & inhibitions about their sexuality, or failings in their relationships, which comes across in their accounts as pathetic & sometimes pitiful revelations. Most are written in a bland & unarousing style when compared to much of today's literature. This was an era where women's sexual confidence was still embryonic, the fact that some can still relate to these women may show that their evolution is still not complete.
It's only failings are the author's self confessed, autobiographical leaning which gives some bias to the objectiveness of the research & a journalist's amateur, over simplified generalisation to some of the analysis. Other than this, Nancy Friday has to be applauded for this book.
This is a must for anyone wanting more insight into the female sexual psyche, but if you're looking for titillation I would try something else more fitting from the now bulging erotica bookshelves.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Secrets revealed!! 2 Feb 2014
By Trish
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Interesting read, a bit dated in parts, but passed a few rainy afternoons, would recommend to anyone with an open mind...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating 6 Jan 2014
By Ms J
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I bought this book because I am interested in psychology and I really found it interesting. I love reading books which are about anything not commonly written about. This book isn't afraid to really be honest and is very shocking in places (many places actually). Whatever the reason you may be interested in purchasing this book, it makes for an intriguing read!
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4.0 out of 5 stars great read 4 Jun 2013
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Very informative, could hardly imagine that this contains really true stories of womans fantasies.Good entertaining read a must for men!.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars that tingly feeling! 11 Jun 2011
Format:Paperback
i am a busy mum who was losing interest in sex. this book was just what i needed to get motivated again. some of it is a bit much but if you just need a wee help to get in the mood this is the book for you! hope you enjoy it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars interesting takes on how women think 14 Jun 2014
By Jodaisy
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reading this, I find the narrative by Nancy really interesting as are many of the thoughts that women have during moments of passion and other times of day. I recognise myself in some of them! It is obvious that this was written a while ago and it would be interesting to know if and how much fantasy has changed since this was written. I would imagine the use of technology means these thoughts are more often shared, so as with many things in life have become more and more extreme to get the thrill from them. I am sure somebody out there is looking in to this.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars PATHETIC BOOK 29 May 2014
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VERY DISAPPOINTED IN THE STORY CONTENT NOT AS PROMOTED NOT TO BE RECOMMENDED FOR OTHERS TO READ
I DID NOT ENJOY IT
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5.0 out of 5 stars lovely 8 Nov 2013
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lovely lovely reading the short stories to open my mind to be able to think enjoyment and imagine another world of fun,, just remember to keep one hand free and enjoy
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Very interesting and informative book to read if anyone is worried about their fantasies.
Published 3 days ago by peter day
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic - a Credit to Amazon - What was advertised ...
Fantastic - a Credit to Amazon - What was advertised was what was delivered just as you should expect but that is not always the case.
Published 19 days ago by Derek Simpson
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't!
Seriously - just don't bother.
This is a terrible book
Published 1 month ago by H. Jackman-morrissey
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth the read
Great read wish I had read it when I was younger. Reasuured me that I do many of the right things and more that I need to work on. Read more
Published 1 month ago by suckit
1.0 out of 5 stars waste of money
I had expected an erotic novel as a light read whilst on holiday. What this is a dreary collection of real life interviews. It was boring, pointless drivel.
Published 2 months ago by jackie
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
I really enjoyed reading this book. It is well written, open & honest. It is a shame that the book is in quite bad condition and literally fell apart as I was reading it.
Published 3 months ago by alCB
4.0 out of 5 stars wow
Haven't finished yet but enjoying it so far but got her other book that is great I'm sure this will be to
Published 7 months ago by eileen roberts
4.0 out of 5 stars Not read yet
I am looking forward to reading it but will have to wait until after Christmas when, hopefully, I will have more time.
Published 7 months ago by Etta
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