For over thirty years, Susan Shapiro Barash has been researching female infidelity. In her fascinating and provocative updated investigation, A Passion for More, we learn why and how a diverse group of women in their twenties to their eighties conduct affairs. Through personal accounts of over seventy women, we get a wide-angle picture of how a lover is chosen with agency.
Today women have affairs with a sense of entitlement. The fate of Anna Karenina, Emma Bovary and Hester Prynne is over. While these literary figures’ destinies were grim, real women in real time are exploring their needs with a striking absence of guilt and as a form of self- exploration.