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Loose Girl: A Memoir of Promiscuity

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18 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

A really sad story that speaks to the soul. I love memoirs and t

A really sad story that speaks to the soul. I love memoirs and this one really touched me.

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14 out of 37 people found this review helpful.

Um. WHAT.

Although this memoir is explicitly provocative... it's hard to sympathize with Cohen's "journey" against temptation and promiscuity. Does it take THAT many men to conclude, 'Since my partners keep taking sex without emotional security maybe I should change my methodolog...
Although this memoir is explicitly provocative... it's hard to sympathize with Cohen's "journey" against temptation and promiscuity. Does it take THAT many men to conclude, 'Since my partners keep taking sex without emotional security maybe I should change my methodology'? Disgust is an understatement for how I feel about this memoir. It confounds me that HPV and scabies scares weren't "enough" for a rude awakening... in fact the kudos went to a man. Go figure. Cohen had to finish her "memoir" with the realization that things would be okay after a man holds her in bed and emotionally reassures her. Of course you would add that in there Cohen. You got what you wanted. Someone to tell you that everything will be okay because you weren't confident to come to that realization on your own. How can you justify saying that no one stepped into be your hero when 98% of your book talks about how you kept sleeping around with total strangers for love?? Then you support the last 5 pages by rushing this sudden epiphany that you're content with not being great with relationships but you may be good enough??? You never were in one to even gain credibility for readers to agree with you.

Overall Cohen is honest, I give her that. However reading her story made me feel like she put herself on a pedestal thinking that all men want her. Men are NOT that dense. They have feelings and standards, so Cohen can't victimize herself for how lonely she felt. She set herself up for failure... I'm sure the authors reputation was tarnished growing up... and there should have been more emphasis on how the public judged her. That obvious social behavior was never mentioned in this book. She just slept around and got away with it. Loose Girl is a fitting title because there was no tragic tale, biological malfunction to excuse her slutty behavior. I feel sorry for her sons who may one day discover their mother's sexual "escapade" before conceiving them. I would be scarred for life if I were them. I'm going to Lysol my eyes now. Have a nice day.

posted by TheSwt3stCyn on December 4, 2009

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    This was a well-written and heartbreaking memoir. Not a novel. This story didn't have a 'happy ending' because it was real. I think the first reviewer needs to realize the difference between fiction and real life.

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