Jealousy by Catherine Millet
The Other Life of Catherine M.

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Catherine Millet's best-selling The Sexual Life of Catherine M. was a landmark book — a portrait of a sexual life lived without boundaries and without a safety net. Described as "eloquent, graphic — and sometimes even poignant" by Newsweek, and as "[perhaps] one of the most erotic books ever written" by Playboy, it drew international attention for its audacity, and the apparently superhuman sangfroid required of Millet and her partner, Jacques Henric, with whom she had an extremely public and active open relationship. Now, Millet's follow-up answers the first book's implicit question: How did you avoid jealousy? "I had love at home," Millet explains, "I sought only pleasure in the world outside." But one day she discovered a letter in their apartment that made it clear that Jacques was seriously involved with someone else. Jealousy details the crisis provoked by this discovery, and Millet's attempts to reconcile her need for freedom and sexual liberation with the very real heartache that Jacques's infidelity caused. If The Sexual Life of Catherine M. seemed to disregard emotion, Jealousy is its radical complement: the paradoxical confession of a libertine who discovers that love, in any of its forms, can have a dark side.

 

About Catherine Millet

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Catherine Millet is editor in chief of "Art Press" magazine, published in France. She is the author of several books, including "The Sexual Life of Catherine M. Helen Stevenson grew up in South Yorkshire and studied modern languages at Oxford. She is a translator. She lives in London, England.
 
Published February 8, 2011 by Grove Press. 193 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Parenting & Relationships, Self Help, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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In her bestselling memoir (The Sexual Life of Catherine M, 2002), Paris art critic Millet shocked the world with her unapologetically candid descriptions of an extravagant sex life with no boundaries and, seemingly, no consequences.

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(Would this information be a high or a low point for the man in question?) Let’s take a quick look at Henric, this lover-cum-husband of Millet’s — they met in 1972, when she was 24, and married in 1991 — since he is in the central, though dubious, position of being the inspiration for the grand ...

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Book Reporter

In 2002, Catherine Millet, editor of the French magazine Art Press, created quite a stir with THE SEXUAL LIFE OF CATHERINE M., in which she revealed that for decades she had been having sexual affairs with men other than her long-term partner, writer and photographer Jacques Henric.

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The Globe and Mail

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Catherine Millet reveals the other side of her well-documented sexual liberation: jealousy, self-doubt, personal emptiness...

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The Washington Post

Contrary to the persona presented in her first book, Millet seems less a worldly Frenchwoman than a scorned Everywoman.

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Oprah.com

The French free spirit (whose last book was a memoir of her promiscuity) experiences betrayal and discovers—surprise!—that it hurts.

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For Books' Sake

Catherine Millet is of course, the woman behind the now-infamous, semi-autobiographical The Sexual Life of Catherine M.

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