Wild Women Talk About Love

Published By: Conari Press

Book Category: Fiction, Humorous

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Reviewed by Connie Anderson

This latest addition to the Wild Women series is made up of quotes by famous (and infamous) women of all sexual persuasions.

The chapter heads are:

-- Love is Fabulou
-- Lusty Lov
-- Love Is a Pai
-- Love Los
-- Are Men Really Necessar
-- Strong Women, Strong Love

The wit and wisdom, frustration and satisfaction come to us from women of all ages from Victorian women to today's movie stars, comics and other women--both well-known and unknown to me.

"Saying that men talk about baseball in order to avoid talking about their feelings is the same as saying that women talk about their feelings in order to avoid talking about baseball." -- Deborah Tannen, 20th century linguistics expert

Some quotes are very funny, others biting, others poignant--and written from the point of view of women who are young, old, single, married, straight or gay.

"Falling in love is no way to get to know someone." -- Sheila Sullivan, psychologist

I enjoyed the section of movies that women love about love, headed by "The Way We Were." (Ahh, that hunk Hubbell--Robert Redford, the Gentile in love with a radical Jewish girl, played by Barbra Streisand.
"I had diseases that lasted longer than my marriages." -- Nell Carter, singer/actress

"I still miss my ex-husband, but my aim is improving." -- Debbie Marsh, comical pistol owner

To me, this following quote sums up the strength of wild women (and I know quite a few of them) relative to all they do, can do and can be--and what we need to be teaching our daughters.

"Scratch most feminists and underneath there's a woman who longs to be a sex object. The difference is that is not all she wants to be." -- Betty Rollins, TV correspondent and breast cancer expert.

Armchair Interviews: If you collect really neat quotes, here's a whole new bunch.

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