Saturday, August 28, 2010

Hephzibah's Choice

I have never met Hephzibah Anderson. She has never asked my opinion on anything.

This makes my views on her new book, Chastened: The Unexpected Story of My Year without Sex, that much more objective. Or so I like to think. Link to my review here.

Today, Anderson has written an article for the London Daily Mail informing us of the latest chapters in her search for romance, relationship, love, marriage, and family. Link here.

I am certainly not going to begrudge her an effort to market her book. And yet, I would offer one piece of very well intended advice. The same advice can be taken by anyone who finds herself in a similar situation.

If you want to find all of the wonderful things that Anderson is looking for, it would be a really good idea to stop writing about the quest. There are many more men who would want to share her life than would want to be characters in her next book.

Just a suggestion.


Slartibartfast said...

The men in her life are merely props or accessories, like a handbag or nice shoes. Women like Hephzibah, Jaclyn whats-her-name, and the Eat, Pray, Love Girl are attention whores of the first degree. They are much more interested in telling their stories to the widest audience possible then they are in actually living the life they write about and say they desire.

sss said...

Ridiculous. She was not celibate. She simply refrained from penile vaginal intercourse only.

Everything else was good to go, and she writes about the blow jobs and other types of sexually activity she engaged in during her "abstainance".