Lisa Taddeo is an American journalist and writer who spent the last eight years of her life studying how women and men navigate desire. The product of her research is the highly-anticipated "Three Women," a book that follows the sex lives of three women: Maggie, an 18-year-old whose alleged relationship with her former teacher has nearly destroyed her life; Lina, a wife and mother whose passionless marriage has driven her into an affair with her former high school sweetheart; and Sloane, a restauranteur whose husband likes to watch her have sex with other people. In this episode, Mica chats with Lisa about what it was like to immerse herself in other peoples' lives for nearly a decade, what she's learned about how men and women navigate desire, and whether or not you should ever uproot your life for love.
Fainting Couch Feminists Episode Fifty-Three: Sex, Desire, and Power Moves: Lisa Taddeo On the Sex Lives of Ordinary Women
“It's Canadian, feminist, and one of my favourite things ever.”
—bucketofrhymes, "29 Amazing Literary Magazines You Need To Be Reading", Buzzfeed Books
Room relies on subscriptions from readers like you. Help us continue to promote and support diverse women and genderqueer authors and artists by subscribing today.
More from the Interview Room
More on Room Magazine
Currently on Newsstands
Room 43.2, Devour
Edited by Jessica Johns
In this issue:
Manahil Bandukwala, Dessa Bayrock, Megan Beadle, Brandi Bird, lue boileau, Rachel Burlock, Justina Chong, Mollie Cronin, Marilyn Dumont, Edzi'u, Ashleigh Giffen, katia hernandez velasco, erica hiroko, Jessica Johns, Shaelyn Johnston, Yume Kitasei, Mica Lemiski, Jessie Loyer, Annick MacAskill, Callista Markotich, Sonali Menezes, Kai Minosh Pyle, Natasha Ramoutar, Carmina Ravanera, Rohsni Riar, Jessica Rose, Rowan Siah, Eli Tareq El Bechelany-Lynch, Kelly S. Thompson, Arielle Twist, Phoebe Wang, Yu-Sen Zhou.