Dear John, I Love Jane

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Dear John, I Love Jane

Women Write about Leaving Men for Women

By Candace Walsh (Editor); Laura Andre (Editor); Lisa M. Diamond (Foreword by)

Seal Press (CA), Paperback, 9781580053396, 269pp.

Publication Date: October 19, 2010

The new buzzword in female sexuality is sexual fluidity the idea that for many women, sexual identity can shift over time, often in the direction of same-sex relationships. Examples abound in popular culture, from actress Cynthia Nixon, who left her male partner of 15 years to be with a woman, to writer and comedienne Carol Leifer, who divorced her husband for the same reason.
In a culture increasingly open to accepting this fluidity, "Dear John, I Love Jane" is a timely, fiercely candid exploration of female sexuality and personal choice. The book is comprised of essays written by a broad spectrum of women, including a number of well-known writers and personalities. Their stories are sometimes funny, sometimes painfulbut always achingly honestaccounts of leaving a man for a woman, and the consequences of making such a choice.
Arousing, inspiring, bawdy, bold, and heartfelt, "Dear John, I Love Jane" is an engrossing reflection of a new era of female sexuality.

About the Author

Lisa M. Diamond is Associate Professor of Psychology and Gender Studies at the University of Utah.