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Lust in Translation

Infidelity From Tokyo To Tennessee

By Pamela Druckerman

Compared to the citizens of just about every other nation, Americans are the least adept at having affairs, have the most trouble enjoying them, and suffer the most in their aftermath and Pamela Druckerman has the facts to prove it. The journalist's surprising findings include:
  • Russian spouses don't count beach resort flings as infidelity
  • South Africans consider drunkenness an adequate excuse for extramarital sex
  • Japanese businessmen believe, "If you pay, it's not cheating."
Voyeuristic and packed with eyebrow-raising statistics and interviews, Lust in Translation is her funny and fact-filled world tour of infidelity that will give new meaning to the phrase "practicing monogamy."

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Format: Book
Author: Druckerman, Pamela
Summary: 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.
Title: Lust in translation : infidelity from Tokyo to Tennessee / Pamela Druckerman.
Publisher Date: New York : Penguin Books, c2007.
Subject: Adultery Couples Sex
Isbn: 9780143113294 (pbk.) 0143113291 (pbk.)
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Call Number: 306.736 Dru
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Format: Book
Author: Druckerman, Pamela
Summary: 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.
Title: Lust in translation : infidelity from Tokyo to Tennessee / Pamela Druckerman.
Publisher, Date: New York : Penguin Books, c2007.
Description: 293 p. ; 21 cm.
Subjects: Adultery
Subjects: Couples
Subjects: Sex
Other Author: Druckerman, Pamela. Lust in translation : the rules of infidelity from Tokyo to Tennessee.
Notes: Previously published under title: Lust in translation : the rules of infidelity from Tokyo to Tennessee.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. [285]-293).
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.
ISBN: 9780143113294 (pbk.)
ISBN: 0143113291 (pbk.)
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Call Number: 306.736 Dru