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The Wild Oats Project - One Woman's Midlife Quest for Passion at Any Cost

Robin Rinaldi

What if for just one year you let desire call the shots?The project was simple: Robin Rinaldi, a successful magazine journalist, 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 forty-four, or that she was married to a man she'd been in love with for eighteen years. What followed-a year of abandon, heartbreak, and unexpected revelation-is the topic of this riveting memoir, The Wild Oats Project.Monogamous and sexually cautious her entire adult life, Rinaldi never planned on an open marriage-her priority as she approached midlife was to start a family. But when her husband insisted on a vasectomy, something snapped. If I'm not going to 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 have wall-banging sex. On the weekends, she would go home and be a wife. Her marriage provided safety and love, but she also needed passion, and she was willing to go outside her marriage to find it.At a time when the bestseller lists are topped by books about eroticism and the shifting roles of women, this brave, brutally honest memoir explores how our sexuality defines us, how it relates to maternal longing, and how we must walk the line between loving others and staying true to ourselves. Like the most searing memoirs, The Wild Oats Project challenges our sensibilities, yielding truths that we all can recognize but that few would dare write down.

What if for just one year you let desire call the shots?The project was simple: Robin Rinaldi, a successful magazine journalist, 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 forty-four, or that she was married to a man she'd been in love with for eighteen years. What followed-a year of abandon, heartbreak, and unexpected revelation-is the topic of this riveting memoir, The Wild Oats Project.Monogamous and sexually cautious her entire adult life, Rinaldi never planned on an open marriage-her priority as she approached midlife was to start a family. But when her husband insisted on a vasectomy, something snapped. If I'm not going to 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 have wall-banging sex. On the weekends, she would go home and be a wife. Her marriage provided safety and love, but she also needed passion, and she was willing to go outside her marriage to find it.At a time when the bestseller lists are topped by books about eroticism and the shifting roles of women, this brave, brutally honest memoir explores how our sexuality defines us, how it relates to maternal longing, and how we must walk the line between loving others and staying true to ourselves. Like the most searing memoirs, The Wild Oats Project challenges our sensibilities, yielding truths that we all can recognize but that few would dare write down.
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What if for just one year you let desire call the shots?The project was simple: Robin Rinaldi, a successful magazine journalist, 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 forty-four, or that she was married to a man she'd been in love with for eighteen years. What followed-a year of abandon, heartbreak, and unexpected revelation-is the topic of this riveting memoir, The Wild Oats Project.Monogamous and sexually cautious her entire adult life, Rinaldi never planned on an open marriage-her priority as she approached midlife was to start a family. But when her husband insisted on a vasectomy, something snapped. If I'm not going to 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 have wall-banging sex. On the weekends, she would go home and be a wife. Her marriage provided safety and love, but she also needed passion, and she was willing to go outside her marriage to find it.At a time when the bestseller lists are topped by books about eroticism and the shifting roles of women, this brave, brutally honest memoir explores how our sexuality defines us, how it relates to maternal longing, and how we must walk the line between loving others and staying true to ourselves. Like the most searing memoirs, The Wild Oats Project challenges our sensibilities, yielding truths that we all can recognize but that few would dare write down.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Kate Udall

Length:

9h 42m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

01:07


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

10:05


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

23:19


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:50


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

19:37


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:15


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

30:55


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:21


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

11:40


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

11:05


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

15:58


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

24:17


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

27:03


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

25:43


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

17:39


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

23:34


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

22:29


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

20:44


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

17:28


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:41


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

12:20


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

16:47


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

22:01


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

12:35


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

23:43


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

23:01


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

18:42


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

16:19


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

14:25


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

11:20


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

19:43


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

21:34


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

16:35


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

14:56


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

12:02


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

01:03