The Secret Sex Life of a Single Mom

The Secret Sex Life of a Single Mom

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by Delaine Moore
     
 

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For seven years, Delaine Moore devoted herself to being the perfect wife and stay-at-home mom. Then, one day, she discovers her husband's infidelities, and suddenly she finds herself in a new role: 37 years old, mother of three . . . and going through a divorce. In the midst of this emotional turmoil, Moore discovers that her long-dormant libido has suddenly

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For seven years, Delaine Moore devoted herself to being the perfect wife and stay-at-home mom. Then, one day, she discovers her husband's infidelities, and suddenly she finds herself in a new role: 37 years old, mother of three . . . and going through a divorce. In the midst of this emotional turmoil, Moore discovers that her long-dormant libido has suddenly come alive—and, surprising even herself, she decides to listen to what it’s saying.

The Secret Sex Life of a Single Mom is the funny and empowering story of the physical and spiritual self-discovery that results from Moore’s sexual awakening. Connecting with a fiery, daring side of her personality that has been subsumed by motherhood and marriage, Moore tries out everything from sex clubs and young gigolos to bondage and multi-partner sex—testing her limits, reclaiming her body, and taking control of her life along the way. More than the story of a woman’s breaking and remaking after divorce, The Secret Sex Life of a Single Mom is a humorous, thoughtful exploration of what it means to be a mother and a sexual being, and a reminder that when life slams you down, a little fire won’t burn you—it will awaken you.

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Chronicle of a stay-at-home mom's failed marriage and salacious experiments with online dating. First-time Canadian author Moore garnered attention for her personal blog IAmDivorcedNotDead.com, which led to this book on the same subject. In her frank, conversational voice, the author reveals the intimate details she shared with her husband, Robert, whose infidelity she partly blames on her losing interest in sex with him. After years of feeling numb, Moore felt a strong attraction to her married acupuncturist, with whom she undertook a yearlong affair. In the middle of his divorce, Moore separated from Robert, only to discover that her acupuncturist had been cheating on her and would, within weeks, be the father of his other mistress' new baby. Moore, along with two girlfriends whose marriages were on the rocks, threw herself into online dating and casual encounters. Her ensuing adventures included a visit to a swingers' club, explicit e-mail exchanges with, among others, a man who demands that she reports all of her sexual escapades (she consents), and many experiments with dominant lovers. She did not enter a committed relationship with any of them, choosing instead to bask in her newfound sexual liberation. The title, however, isn't technically true, since Moore is upfront about her conquests and pleasurable exploits, as well as, for the bulk of the book's action, still legally married. Her extreme honesty is engaging, but the seemingly endless stream of sexual details eventually blunts both the reader's attention and appetite to continue reading. The literary equivalent of frozen yogurt--neither rich nor healthy, and not particularly filling.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580053860
Publisher:
Avalon Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/14/2012
Pages:
296
Sales rank:
862,044
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Delaine Moore is a speaker and journalist, and the fiery voice behind the popular blog I Am Divorced Not Dead, where she unabashedly gets down to the good, bad, and "naughty" of life after divorce. After having partnered with relationship expert Dr. John Gray, bestselling author of Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus, to create Mars Venus Coaching, Moore is now a masterful mentor when it comes to shedding your married skin, blasting through your self-told lies and excuses, and pursing passion in all areas of your life.

Moore writes for The Huffington Post, Your Tango, and First Wives World, and has appeared on radio and television shows throughout North America. Her essay about a disappointing sexual encounter, “Less Than a Bump and a Grind,” won a Novelette.com Readers’ Choice Award.

A formally trained therapist and hypnotherapist, Moore has counseled, lectured, and written on a variety of women’s issues, including divorce, body image, and single parenting. She lives in Calgary, Alberta with her three kids.

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The Secret Sex Life of a Single Mom 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
ObsessedWithGreatBooks More than 1 year ago
Way more than sex. I researched this book and the author before deciding to buy it. A lot of people talked about the sex, her escapades, her introduction to Dominance and submission... I enjoyed all those stories, don't get me wrong. But what really stood out for me and what hit me close to home was the conflict she shared around losing her libido and attraction to her husband after having kids. That, and the amazing group of women friends she had rallying beside her through her divorce. This book is a testament to the power of the female spirit. She overcomes divorce, starts completely from scratch, rebuilds an identity, dares and risks to do what many other women only dream about, and all around, I think women have something to learn from this author, in some capacity or another. That being said, the sex is super hot too lol.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Deep, sexy and super funny! I enjoyed this book from page 1 to the end and I read it very quickly.  It's an easy read because this author is an incredible talent, not because the subjects she covers lack depth.  I  laughed and I cried and I could relate to parts of the book and thought of friends I know during others.  This author has guts to share this incredible time of change in her life and I applaud her as a woman, a mom and a writer.  Any woman who wonders 'what if' about her life and the choices she's made will ponder long and hard in reading Moore's book.   WAY better than the movie by the way.  I could barely recognize the story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I made it about halfway through this book, and decided it was a waste of my time. The author goes over and over and over the same thoughts and feelings. I put the thing down for good after being bored into a stupor.
Myfavpurple17 More than 1 year ago
First off, I watched the movie on lifetime before I read the book. I had no idea that this movie was based upon a book. Upon my surprise when I googled the movie. We'll let me tell you that this book was incredible. I'm a fifty shades of grey and twilight fan. This book was provocative and steamy. I wish she had gotten even more in detail then she did. Warning if you read this book- you will not want to put it down!!!!!!!!!! Buy it ASAP!!