Lust in Translation

Lust in Translation

Infidelity from Tokyo to Tennessee

By Pamela Druckerman

Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780143113294, 293pp.

Publication Date: April 2008

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."

Voyeuristic and packed with eyebrow-raising statistics and interviews, "Lust in Translation" is her funny and fact-filled world tour of infidelity that will give new meaning to the phrase "practicing monogamy.

About the Author
Pamela Druckerman is a former staff reporter for "The Wall Street Journal", where she covered foreign affairs. She has also written for "The New York Times" and "The Washington Post", and appeared on the "Today Show" and NPR's "Morning Edition", among many other outlets. She is the author of the international bestseller, "Bringing up Bebe", and "Lust in Translation", which was translated into eight languages. She has a master's degree in international affairs from Columbia, and lives in Paris.

Praise For Lust in Translation

"[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."
-The Economist

"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."
-The Economist