Nevertheless, the primary focus of this book is the life of the man from whom the term "masochist" was coined. Many have heard of Leopold von Sacher-Masoch but few have heard his life story. With the narrative of Leopold's sexual journey as its foundation, this book examines contemporary self-described masochists who are in search of a cruel, sadistic woman. In other words, just like Leopold, these men are "Searching for Wanda".
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The notion of "femdom" was brought to my attention by my friends who suggested various books on the subject, some less serious than others. Permanent Obscurity by Richard Perez was black comedy that also featured a strong femdom theme of two girls taking out Craigslist ads. This book is more serious in many ways and references Venus in Furs -- as the Perez book does. The Wanda character represents the ultimate dominant woman. And a lot of the book focuses on the submissive male and his search, meaning it also references the author of Venus in Furs. I enjoyed this book, though found the price a little high. The writing is smooth and easy to take. Like I said, a good Sunday read. My kinky friends would enjoy it -- in fact I'll pass it on to them. So I'm recommending it.