Lust in Translation
Infidelity from Tokyo to Tennessee
By Pamela Druckerman
(Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780143113294, 304pp.)
Publication Date: March 25, 2008
Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover
Compared to the citizens of just about every other nation, Americans are the least adept at having affairs, have the most trouble enjoying them, and suffer the most in their aftermath and Pamela Druckerman has the facts to prove it. The journalist's surprising findings include:
- Russian spouses don't count beach resort flings as infidelity
- South Africans consider drunkenness an adequate excuse for extramarital sex
- Japanese businessmen believe, "If you pay, it's not cheating."
"[Druckerman's] finely calibrated moral compass is matched by a reporter's knack for deft, understated description....[This] thoughtful and myth-busting study of infidelity deserves to be widely translated and read."
"A witty, engaging exploration of comparative infidelity. . . . Undeniably alluring."
-The New York Observer
"Colorfully told. . . . Entertaining."
-The New York Times
"[Druckerman's] finely calibrated moral compass is matched by a reporter's knack for deft, understated description."