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Lisa Taddeo is an American author, journalist, and short story writer.
- …I just think there was some element of burying some stuff so that you can get on with your job and your life. I realized then that I was looking for stories that were behind the act, and I needed to find that, but I realized very quickly how difficult it was going to be. I didn’t want people who were wanting to talk, in a sense.
- On her book Three Women and wanting more intimate testimonies in “Lisa Taddeo Spent Years Immersed in the Sex Lives of Women. Then She Wrote One of the Year's Most Important Books” in Esquire (2019 Jul 9)
- Men can frighten us, other women can frighten us, and sometimes we worry so much about what frightens us that we wait to have an orgasm until we are alone. We pretend to want things we don’t want so nobody can see us not getting what we need.
- On women being told to control their own impulses in “Lisa Taddeo on her bestseller Three Women: 'I thought I was writing a quiet little book'” in The Guardian (2019 Dec 6)
- I apologise for everything…As a woman, I’ve apologised my whole life.
- On feeling the need to be apologetic in “Lisa Taddeo on her bestseller Three Women: 'I thought I was writing a quiet little book'” in The Guardian (2019 Dec 6)
- I learned that comprehending someone’s heartache is, unfortunately, very often the only way to stop condemning them…I learned that most of us wouldn’t necessarily do certain things over again—like not partake in a moment of passion—even if we know how long it might stay with us/hurt us.
- On what she learned after completing Three Women in “Three Women Author Lisa Taddeo: ‘You Are Seen’” in Bookish (2019 Jul 9)