The Wild Oats Project

  • by Robin Rinaldi
  • Narrated by Kate Udall
  • 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The project was simple: An attractive, successful magazine journalist, Robin Rinaldi, would move into a San Francisco apartment, join a dating site, and get laid. Never mind that she already owned a beautiful flat a few blocks away, that she was 44, or that she was married to a man she'd been in love with for 18 years. What followed - a year of sex, heartbreak, and unexpected revelation - is the topic of this riveting memoir, The Wild Oats Project.
An open marriage was never one of Rinaldi's goals - her priority as she approached midlife was to start a family. But when her husband insisted on a vasectomy, she decided she could remain married only on her own terms. If I can't have children, she told herself, then I'm going to have lovers. During the week she would live alone, seduce men (and women), attend erotic workshops, and partake in wall-banging sex. On the weekends she would go home and be a wife.
At a time when the best-seller lists are topped by books about eroticism and the shifting roles of women, this brave memoir explores how our sexuality defines us - and it delivers the missing link: an everywoman's account of sex.
Combining the strong literary voice of Cheryl Strayed's Wild with the adventurousness of Elizabeth Gilbert's Eat, Pray, Love, The Wild Oats Project challenges our sensibilities and evokes the delicate balance between loving others and staying true to oneself.

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loved it!

My own story differs as do all of ours but Robin brings up the universal language of the feminine, desire, and the unease of aging. I couldn't put it down!
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- Lezah

Very much X rated!

Expected more of a story, but it was enjoyable. Sexy to listen to together on long car trips! Better than 50 Shades, for sure!
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- Cathleen

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-17-2015
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio