Three in love: ménages à trois from ancient to modern times

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HarperSanFrancisco, May 29, 1997 - Family & Relationships - 450 pages
From Adam, Eve and the serpent to Henry, June and Anais, the menage a trois has long been part of the landscape of human love. Explored in art and flirted with in films, the menage is taboo for some and the private daydream of others. But the menage has also been the daily, loving reality of a remarkable number of people throughout history and in modern times as well.

In the first book on the menage a trois ever written for a popular audience, Barbara and Michael Foster and Letha Hadady -- themselves a partnership of ten years' standing -- chronicle the real story of love's threesomes. Revealing the truth about history's best known trios -- from Abraham, Sarah and Hagar, to Jack Kerouac and Neal and Carolyn Cassady, to financier Warren Buffett, Christina Buffett and Astrid Menks -- and tracing the menage's apperance in art, film and fiction, the authors offer a deft, intelligent and often startling portrait of the menage. And through the story of their own threefold love, the authors expose the menage's most astonishing secret: Far more than a sexual adventure, the threesome can be a devoted, stable and lifelong partnership.

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THREE IN LOVE: Ménages à Trois from Ancient to Modern Times

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A hop, skip, and jump through the centuries, peering into crowded bedrooms and extolling the joys of sex in triplicate. Foster and Foster (Forbidden Journey: The Life of Alexandra David-Neel, not ... Read full review

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This study, or triography, claims to be the first written on the topic of love triangles for a general audience. After "a quest for the origins, tradition, and current standings of the menage a trois ... Read full review



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About the author (1997)

Barbara Foster has written extensively in women's studies. She is assistant professor in the library department at Hunter College, City University of New York. Michael Foster is the author of "Freedom's Thunder" and other novels.

Foster was born in Brooklyn to a long line of blacksmiths. He graduated from Cornell, the Writers Workshop (Iowa) and NYU. He is well versed in early American history: people, customs, battles, houses and lore.

LETHA HADADY, DAc (diplomate of acupuncture), is on the adjunct faculty of the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and the Beatrice Renfield Division of Nursing Education and Research at Beth Israel Medical Center, both in New York City. A frequent guest on talk radio in the U.S. and abroad, she also has numerous television appearances to her credit, including Today, The View, Extra!, CNN, The Learning Channel, and the Food Network. She resides in New York City.

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