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Publisher's Summary

Regina Gottlieb had been warned about Professor Nicholas Brodeur long before arriving as a graduate student at his prestigious university high on a pastoral hill. He’s said to lie in the dark in his office while undergraduate women read couplets to him. He’s condemned on the walls of the women’s restroom and enjoys films by Roman Polanski. But no one warned Regina about his exceptional physical beauty - or his charismatic, volatile wife.
My Education is the story of Regina’s mistakes, which begin in the bedroom and end - if they do - 15 years in the future and thousands of miles away. By turns erotic and completely catastrophic, Regina’s misadventures demonstrate what can happen when the chasm between desire and duty is too wide to bridge.
©2013 Susan Choi (P)2013 Blackstone Audio
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4 out of 5 stars
By Madelaine on 10-27-13

A bit navel-gazey, but overall enjoyable

I thought this book offered a really honest view of what it feels like to be 23-ish and in love, albeit not with the right person. My life at university was not filled with nearly as much adultery (that I knew of, maybe), but I think Susan Choi got so much absolutely spot-on. Everything burns brighter when you are that age, and then you lose that intensity as you get older, which is a little bit sad but mostly comfortable and ultimately good. The characters are all annoyingly selfish, I don't think I'd want to be friends with any of them, but I did enjoy this listen very much.

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2 out of 5 stars
By Alexi Holford on 07-04-17

tiring and pretentious

I did not finish this book. Phrases like "connubial bliss" made me roll my eyes. Give me a break. And who says, "masterbated himself"? The writing, story and narration are snobbish and self-important.

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