Chastened: [the unexpected story of my year without sex

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description
Seeking love in an age obsessed with sex, a journalist chronicles her year without On the eve of her thirtieth birthday, Hephzibah Anderson glimpsed her college boyfriend going into a jewelry store with a smiling blonde-and in that moment realized it had been years since a man told her he loved her. This discovery led her to question a decade of emotionally frustrating relationships with commitment phobes. As she examined her past, she recognized that most of these relationships went off course at the precise moment sex was involved. Anderson decided it was time to spend a full year without sex to rediscover its meaning and purpose in her life. In this confessional account, Anderson shares the results of that year, narrating each month as she flirts, dates, and swoons but doesn't have sex. The results-her feelings about femininity, her body, and romance-are illuminating. Told with Elizabeth Gilbertesque candor, Chastened reveals much about our contradictory cultural attitudes towards sex and the ways intercourse has been used as a shortcut to deeper intimacies. An antidote to the growing genre of another-notch-in-the-bedpost memoirs, Chastened is a refreshing look at what's to be gained by going without.
Also in this Series
More Like This
More Copies In Prospector
Loading Prospector Copies...
More Details
ISBN:
9780670021864
9781400197828
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID ff955074-0db9-4655-26bc-d4cd6a828c8c
full_title chastened the unexpected story of my year without sex
author anderson hephzibah
grouping_category book
lastUpdate 2017-01-17 04:19:01AM

Solr Details

_version_ 1560215918900936704
accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
auth_author2 Eyre, Justine.
author Anderson, Hephzibah.
author-letter Anderson, Hephzibah.
author2 Eyre, Justine., hoopla digital.
author2-role Eyre, Justine., hoopla digital.
author_additional Hephzibah Anderson., hephzibah Anderson.
author_display Anderson, Hephzibah
availability_toggle_boulder Available Now, Available Online, Entire Collection
available_at_boulder Boulder Main Library
callnumber-a HQ29
callnumber-first H - Social Science
callnumber-subject HQ - Family, Marriage, Women
callnumber_sort_boulder 306.732092 Anderson
date_added 2010-08-16T06:00:00Z
days_since_added 2384
detailed_location_boulder Boulder Main Adult NonFiction, Online Hoopla Collection
display_description On the eve of her thirtieth birthday, Hephzibah Anderson glimpsed her college boyfriend going into a jewelry store with a smiling blonde-and in that moment realized it had been years since a man told her he loved her. This discovery led her to question a decade of emotionally frustrating relationships with commitment-phobes. As she examined her past, she recognized that most of these relationships went off course at the precise moment sex was involved. Anderson decided it was time to spend a full year without sex to rediscover its meaning and purpose in her life. In this confessional account, Anderson shares the results of that year, narrating each month as she flirts, dates, and swoons but doesn't have sex. The results-her feelings about femininity, her body, and romance-are illuminating. Told with Elizabeth Gilbertesque candor, Chastened reveals much about our contradictory cultural attitudes toward sex and the ways intercourse has been used as a shortcut to deeper intimacies. An antidote to the growing genre of another-notch-in-the-bedpost memoirs, Chastened is a refreshing look at what's to be gained by going without.
econtent_protection_type_boulder Always Available
econtent_source_boulder Hoopla
edition Unabridged.
format_boost 18
format_boulder Book, eAudiobook
format_category_boulder Audio Books, Books, eBook
genre_facet Biography, Case studies
geographic New York (N.Y.) Biography
geographic_facet New York, New York (N.Y.), New York (State), United States
grouping_category book
id ff955074-0db9-4655-26bc-d4cd6a828c8c
isbn 9780670021864, 9781400197828
item_details hoopla:MWT10755321||Online Hoopla Collection|Online Hoopla|eAudiobook|Audio Books|1|false|true|Hoopla||https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/10755321||Available Online||||, ils:.b18438192|.i23148275|Boulder Main Adult NonFiction|306.732092 Anderson|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Sep 27, 2015|bmnfa||
itype_boulder , hardcover book
language English
language_boost 10
language_boost_es 1
lc_subject Chastity, Man-woman relationships, Sexual abstinence, Sexual behavior, Single women, Women
lexile_code
lexile_score -1
lib_boost_boulder 50
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_boulder 306.732092 Anderson
local_callnumber_exact_boulder 306.732092 Anderson
local_callnumber_left_boulder 306.732092 Anderson
local_days_since_added_boulder 2384
num_holdings 1
oclc 466335756
owning_library_boulder Boulder Public Library
owning_location_boulder Boulder Main Library
physical 1 online resource (1 audio file (8hr., 30 min.)) : digital., xix, 264 p. ; 24 cm.
popularity 2
primary_isbn 9780670021864
publishDate 2010
publishDateSort 2010
publisher Made available through hoopla,, Tantor Audio :, Viking,
rating 2.5
rating_facet oneStar, twoStar
record_details hoopla:MWT10755321|eAudiobook|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English|Tantor Audio :|2010.|1 online resource (1 audio file (8hr., 30 min.)) : digital., ils:.b18438192|Book|Books||English|Viking,|c2010.|xix, 264 p. ; 24 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
scope_has_related_records bc, be, bg, bm, bn, boulder, broomfield, flc, la, lafayette, lg, longmont, louisville, loveland, ls, lv, md
scoping_details_boulder hoopla:MWT10755321||Available Online|Available Online|false|true|false|false|false|false|||, ils:.b18438192|.i23148275|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true|1,70,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,17,19,18,20||
subject_facet Anderson, Hephzibah -- Relations with men, Anderson, Hephzibah -- Sexual behavior, Chastity -- Case studies, Man-woman relationships -- United States -- Case studies, New York (N.Y.) -- Biography, Sexual abstinence -- United States -- Case studies, Single women -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography, Women -- Sexual behavior -- United States -- Case studies
target_audience Adult
target_audience_full Adult
title Chastened : [the unexpected story of my year without sex
title_display Chastened : the unexpected story of my year without sex
title_full Chastened : the unexpected story of my year without sex / Hephzibah Anderson, Chastened: [the unexpected story of my year without sex [electronic resource] / hephzibah Anderson
title_short Chastened :
title_sort chastened the unexpected story of my year without sex
title_sub [the unexpected story of my year without sex
topic Anderson, Hephzibah Relations with men, Anderson, Hephzibah Sexual behavior, Chastity Case studies, Man-woman relationships United States Case studies, New York (N.Y.) Biography, Sexual abstinence United States Case studies, Single women New York (State) New York Biography, Women Sexual behavior United States Case studies
topic_facet Anderson, Hephzibah, Chastity, Man-woman relationships, Relations with men, Sexual abstinence, Sexual behavior, Single women, Women