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.
A window into a life of insatiable desire and uninhibited sex - this is Parisian art critic Catherine M.'s account of her sexual awakening and her unrestrained pursuit of pleasure.
From the glamorous singles clubs of Paris to the Bois de Boulogne, she describes her erotic experiences in precise and beautiful detail. A phenomenal bestseller throughout Europe, The Sexual Life of Catherine M., like Fifty Shades of Grey, breaks with accepted ideas of sex and examines many alternative manifestations of desire. Told in spare, elegant prose, her story will shock, enlighten and liberate you.