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Confessions of a Latter-day Virgin: A Memoir

Confessions of a Latter-day Virgin: A Memoir

Escrito por Nicole Hardy

Narrado por Nicole Hardy


Confessions of a Latter-day Virgin: A Memoir

Escrito por Nicole Hardy

Narrado por Nicole Hardy

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4.5/5 (4 avaliações)
Comprimento:
10 horas
Lançado em:
Aug 20, 2013
ISBN:
9781480540033
Formato:
Audiolivro

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When Nicole Hardy's eye-opening "Modern Love" column appeared in the New York Times, the response from readers was overwhelming. Hardy's essay, which exposed the conflict between being true to herself as a woman and remaining true to her Mormon faith, struck a chord with women coast-to-coast.

Now in her funny, intimate, and thoughtful memoir, Nicole Hardy explores how she came, at the age of thirty-five, to a crossroads regarding her faith and her identity. During her childhood and throughout her twenties, Nicole held absolute conviction in her faith. But as she aged out of the Church's "singles ward" and entered her thirties, she struggled to merge the life she envisioned for herself with the Mormon ideal of homemaker, wife, and mother.

Confessions of a Latter-day Virgin chronicles the extraordinary lengths Nicole went to in an attempt to reconcile her human needs with her spiritual life-flying across the country for dates with Mormon men, taking up salsa dancing as a source for physical contact, even moving to Grand Cayman, where the ocean and scuba diving provided some solace. But neither secular pursuits nor church guidance could help Nicole prepare for the dilemma she would eventually face: a crisis of faith that caused her to question everything she'd grown up believing.

In the tradition of the memoirs Devotion and Mennonite in a Little Black Dress, Confessions of a Latter-day Virgin is a mesmerizing and wholly relatable account of one woman's hard-won mission to find love, acceptance, and happiness-on her own terms.

Lançado em:
Aug 20, 2013
ISBN:
9781480540033
Formato:
Audiolivro


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    I really enjoyed this book. I winced, I laughed and I understood the sexual frustration the author had. Whilst I am not religious by any means, it was fascinating to read the complexities of juggling faith with desire. I really felt quite sorry for Nicole, who tried so hard to live by the LDS doctrines.Great book
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    Nicole Hardy grew up a devout Mormon girl who knew she would be abstinent until her wedding night. Unfortunately for her, as she gets older and older and her chances of marrying seem slimmer and slimmer, she faces a crisis of conscious and faith.The first part of the book is quite compelling, showing Hardy experiencing various LDS rites of passage (baptism, entrance into Young Women's, college at BYU) and the way she struggles with Mormon culture's views of femininity and virtue. The older she gets, the more she questions that culture's value on marriage and motherhood above all else. I found this quite interesting and enlightening.Unfortunately, the book then devolves into an Eat Pray Love-style "journey the world to cure your rich white woman ennui," which really drags. I understand that this was Hardy's journey to self-actualization, but it did not pack the same insight or punch as the first part of the book. Hardy still doesn't seem happy at the end of the book, despite finding herself, leaving the LDS church, losing her virginity, and being published. I hope that isn't the case for her forever.

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