Unaccompanied Women

Unaccompanied Women

Late-life Adventures in Love, Sex, and Real Estate

Book - 2006
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Random House, Inc.
“Before I turn 67, I would like to have a lot of sex with a man I like.” This inspired personal ad from Jane Juska drew tremendous response and swept the retired teacher into a whirlwind existence she barely recognized as her own. She relayed her fun and frank exploits in the bestseller A Round-Heeled Woman. Now Juska continues her astonishing story in this much anticipated new adventure.

Five years after that fateful ad, Juska has become a friend and confessor for women of all ages who confide in her their poignant, tragic, or blissful stories– unaccompanied women who are alone for now, but ever searching for intimacy. And in spite of Juska’s own success, “unaccompanied” is a description that applies to her as well. She’s still looking for a man to keep her company–not a husband, not even a partner, but simply the perfect lover, once described by Katharine Hepburn as one who “lives nearby and visits often.”

Unaccompanied Women embraces not only Juska’s continuing explorations of Eros (note to fans: her younger lover, Graham, is still on the scene) but also a blossoming literary career that catapults her from San Francisco to New York, London, and Paris. At book signings, earnest men place themselves purposely at the end of the line in order to engage her in private conversations, while women linger to confess their own erotic longings and their experiences with the good, the bad, and even the ugly. All the while, Juska is coping with the unnerving possibility of losing her home, a tiny cottage in Berkeley, California–and so her search broadens and intensifies, not just for love, friendship, and sex but also for enough money to keep a roof over her head.

Jane Juska shares all this richness of living in a poignant and humorous exploration of emotional terrain rarely discussed in our society. This wise and warmhearted book provides vivid evidence that the pursuit of pleasure and lasting relationships is not just for the young, but also for the young at heart.

Baker & Taylor
The author continues her quest for the perfect lover and for the perfect house, in a memoir about love, friendship, sex, home, and growing older.

& Taylor

The best-selling author of A Round-Heeled Woman continues her quest for the perfect lover and for the perfect house, in a memoir about love, friendship, sex, home, and growing older. 40,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Villard Books, 2006
Edition: Lst edition
ISBN: 9781400063192
Branch Call Number: 306.7084 JUSKA
Characteristics: x, 253 pages ; 22 cm


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Feb 09, 2015

Difficult to believe this book was published in 2006 - - who knows, maybe there's a possibility of women's liberation in the future? A thoroughly insipid, banal, superficial and shallow book written by a thoroughly insipid, banal, superificial and shallow author. Impressed that the author, as an adult in her late 30s or early 40s, called and begged her father for the money to buy a house. Equally impressed by other infantile instances exhibited by her. Wonder if that pub. date was supposed to be 1906??? [Not at all surprised her young crush turned out to be gay, which she only knew after he told her!]

Nov 05, 2011

A touchingly honest memoir, a most engaging combination of charming & fearless. As a woman approaching Ms Juska's age, I wish I had her cojones! Highly recommended.


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