Shameless by Pamela Madsen
How I Ditched the Diet, Got Naked, Found True Pleasure...and Somehow Got Home in Time To Cook Dinner

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A funny, sexy, and wildly entertaining look at the rewards of fully realized desire in the life of one ordinary woman

At 43 years old, Pamela Madsen was happily married to the man she fell in love with at 17. She was the mother of two sons and had a successful career as a nationally known advocate for fertility issues. But she felt a growing sexual restlessness and yearning that wouldn't let up. And though Pamela loved her husband and didn't want to have an affair, she knew deep down that she needed more, much more. In Shameless, she tells the story of how she found it—and not only kept her marriage intact but made it stronger than ever.

In this fearless memoir, Pamela tells the story of her search for sexual, personal, and spiritual wholeness. She explores, in riveting detail, what she experienced at the hands of sexual healers, men who brought her untold pleasure (and became her close friends in the process).

But this is not just another sex book: Shameless is also an account of how Pamela's journey healed her issues with food and body image and most important, helped her weave the many roles that she played—daughter, friend, partner, mother—into one fully integrated person. It is a story about a woman falling in love with herself and a call to other women to do the same.

About Pamela Madsen

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Pamela Madsen is the founding executive director of the American Fertility Association and one of the nation’s most outspoken fertility and sexuality educators and advocates. She lives in Riverdale, NY. Writing the book with Pamela is Anne Adams, a writer and editor living in Brooklyn, NY
Published January 18, 2011 by Rodale. 290 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help, Romance, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction

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Though generically—even stereotypically—handsome as men, they, like most of the other narrative figures, are somewhat flat and serve limited textual roles—in this case, to initiate a nervous but determined middle-aged woman in the ways of “sacred sexuality.” With the help of her teachers, Madsen ...

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Like countless women her age, at 43 Madsen was juggling many roles (wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend), but despite a rich personal life and career as a nationally known advocate about fertility issues, she felt unfulfilled.

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USA Today

Shameless is different, because letting go of guilt and shame about weight or age and finding pleasure is the point of this sexual self-help guide.

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Susan Mernit is a consultant with a practice focused on hyperlocal news, community & civic engsagement and the future of news (see houseoflocal.o...

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Open Salon

I was in a similar place as the author – a couple of years ago – and while my love coaching training was the catalyst for my journey to self-discovery, it also gave me a much more positive outlook on life and made me feel whole for the first time.

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Psychology Today

Pamela Madsen's courageous journey from happily married but sexually bored mom to proudly passionate sexual adventurer offers creative solutions to the many women for whom neither secret affairs, nor open relationships are attractive.

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