Writer: Gay Talese
Title: Thy Neighbor’s Wife
Edition: First Edition
Place of Publication: Garden City, New York
Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc.
Year of Publication: 1980
Jacket Photo:1 black and white picture by Thomas Victor
Jacket Design: Alex Gotfryd
Binding: Boards in duotone dust jacket
Original Price: N/A
Entry No.: 2012011
Entry Date: 20th April 2012
This is a book about America and about sex. It is about the men and women who shaped our sexual revolution. It is about the men and women who have lived it and are living it right now.
In a narrative as absorbing as a novel, Gay Talese intimately describes many of the people and events that in recent decades have influenced the redefinition of morality in America. We meet the prophets of the new sexuality: Hugh Hefner, Alex Comfort, and others. We meet couples whose buttoned-down lives were transformed by sexual liberation. We are privy to their thoughts, their fantasies, their actions as that transformation is played out against a changing sexual landscape. A landscape that includes the halls of government and the Supreme Court, as well as that remarkable sexual spa, Sandstone; the Playboy mansion; and the living rooms and backyards of suburban ranch houses.
In THY NEIGHBOR’S WIFE, one of the supreme reporter-authors tells one of the big stories of our time-a story in which we are all characters. A story that is surprising and revealing. A story that is told with extraordinary skill and drama in a book that is as entertaining and controversial as it is important.