Last Night in Paradise by Katie ROIPHE
Sex and Morals at the Century's End

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"A brilliant and contrarian voice, à la Mary McCarthy."--Kirkus Reviews Writing with the unerring reportorial instinct she brought to her widely discussed The Morning After, one of our most outspoken cultural commentators chronicles our uneasy passage from the sexual revolution to the new Puritanism in a book that is one part history, one part prophecy, and all provocation. KATIE ROIPHE depicts the inner landscape of a generation that practices condom etiquette yet fears that even the safest sex may not be safe enough. She shows how educators and ideologues have co-opted the fear of AIDS to promote their own moral agenda. Roiphe also writes about her sister Emily, who is herself HIV-positive, with a candor that makes Last Night in Paradise as much a personal document as it is a barometric reading of our sexual climate. Gripping, incisive, and at times incendiary, the result is a work of reportage in the tradition of Joan Didion's Slouching Toward Bethlehem--a portrait of an era that will be read and debated long after that era has passed."Resonant . . . I look forward to hearing from Ms. Roiphe again." --Jennifer Grossman, Wall Street Journal
 

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Katie Roiphe received her Ph.D. from Princeton University in English literature. Her articles have appeared in "The New York Times", "The Washington Post", "Esquire", "Harper's", and "The New Yorker", among many other publications. She lives in New York City.
 
Published March 20, 1997 by Little, Brown and Company. 208 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Political & Social Sciences, Self Help, Professional & Technical, Science & Math, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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describing a visit with Beverly LaHaye, founder of the far-right Concerned Women for America, she notes that LaHaye speaks slowly, deliberately, ``perhaps hoping that if she talks slowly enough, the world might slow down with her.'' An insightful contribution to the national conversation on...

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Our sexual mores and politically correct contradictions are pooh-poohed by the young essayist (The Morning After), who here writes of her sister's contraction of HIV, and AIDS-fear promulgation.

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B Originally posted Apr 11, 1997 Published in issue #374 Apr 11, 1997 Order article reprints

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