American Hookup

  • by Lisa Wade
  • Narrated by Callie Beaulieu
  • 8 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The hookup is now part of college life. Yet the drunken encounter we always hear about tells only a fraction of the story. Rising above misinformation and moralizing, Lisa Wade offers the definitive account of this new sexual culture and demonstrates that the truth is both more heartening and more harrowing than we thought.
Offering invaluable insights for parents, educators, and students, Wade situates hookup culture within the history of sexuality, the evolution of higher education, and the unfinished feminist revolution. Working with new research, she maps out a punishing emotional landscape marked by unequal pleasures, competition for status, and sexual violence. She discovers that the most privileged students tend to like hookup culture the most, and she considers its effects on racial and sexual minorities, students who "opt out", and those who participate ambivalently.
Accessible and open-minded, compassionate and brutally honest, American Hookup explains where we are and how we got here, asking not "How do we go back?" but "Where do we go from here?"

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Most Helpful

Great book! I didn't love the voice of the reader.

The book was great! However, it was at times hard to listen to because the reader has a robotic voice that is more suited for giving directions through traffic. Very robotic.
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- Kelly

Tired cliches

This book relies heavily on tired college stereotypes about frats and sex. I learned next to nothing from this. This is mainly those how's head is in the sand.
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- Leland

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-10-2017
  • Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books