The Other Side of Desire

The Other Side of Desire

Four Journeys Into the Far Realms of Lust and Longing

Book - 2009
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" much about desire and what's normal as it is an exploration of why we are the way we are, whether we like it or not."

--New York Times Book Review

Subtitled " Four Journeys into the Far Realms of Lust and Longing," Daniel Bergner's The Other Side of Desire is a literary exploration of science and sex that will appeal to readers of Mary Roach and Natalie Angier. A cross between "a top-rated HBO series [with] provocatively graphic sex, humorous dialogue, and moral ambiguity," (New York Times) and a profound, deeply humanizing study of sexuality, The Other Side of Desire has been called, "a foray into extreme passion, in quest of the human soul" (O, The Oprah Magazine) and its author, Bergner, "a keen storyteller but above all a humane one" (

Published: New York : Ecco, c2009.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780060885564
Branch Call Number: 306.77 BER
Characteristics: x, 205 p. ;,24 cm.


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Jul 14, 2013

Enjoyable read providing insights into the depths of kinks and fetishes and the boundaries between conventional and non-conventional. Last few chapters began to drag on a bit for me and I began to lose interest.

Jun 27, 2011

This book is about different people with their different desires. It helps you understand from a different perspective what it is like to live with desires - and to feel ashamed of them.

Well worth the read.


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