The Other Woman

Twenty-one Wives, Lovers, and Others Talk Openly About Sex, Deception, Love, and Betrayal
By Victoria Zackheim (Trade Paperback, 2008)
An anthology collection of twenty-one essays that concern "the other woman"--either being her or having her wreak havoc on a marriage or relationship--now available as a trade paperback.

From some of America's top writers comes a groundbreaking, compulsively readable anthology about that most taboo of subjects-women who steal husbands and lovers from other women, and the consequences for those left behind.

She's been called the vixen, the Jezebel, the Lorelei, the bitch...and other choice names. In truth, she is someone's daughter, mother, friend, confidante. She seduces husbands, breaks up marriages, and occasionally becomes a stepmother. Sometimes, she is even a victim. So who is this creature who arrives like a wrecking ball to destroy lives and families? She is the Other Woman-but she's only half the story.

For every Other Woman, there is a wife or girlfriend whose relationship has been devastated or--surprisingly--blissfully liberated. Some women find themselves playing both roles during the course of a lifetime.

With twenty-one insightful essays from some of the country's most respected and award-winning female authors, this collection explores the highly personal, sometimes anguished, sometimes hilarious, but always compelling experiences of women on both sides of these highly charged and emotional situations.
  • Grand Central Publishing
    • Format: Trade Paperback

    • Price: $13.99 US/$15.50 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780446698825

    • On Sale Date: 08/13/2008

    • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

    • Imprint: Grand Central Publishing

    Formats Available: Trade Paperback, Electronic Book

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An anthology collection of twenty-one essays that concern "the other woman"--either being her or having her wreak havoc on a marriage or relationship--now available as a trade paperback.

From some of America's top writers comes a groundbreaking, compulsively readable anthology about that most taboo of subjects-women who steal husbands and lovers from other women, and the consequences for those left behind.

She's been called the vixen, the Jezebel, the Lorelei, the bitch...and other choice names. In truth, she is someone's daughter, mother, friend, confidante. She seduces husbands, breaks up marriages, and occasionally becomes a stepmother. Sometimes, she is even a victim. So who is this creature who arrives like a wrecking ball to destroy lives and families? She is the Other Woman-but she's only half the story.

For every Other Woman, there is a wife or girlfriend whose relationship has been devastated or--surprisingly--blissfully liberated. Some women find themselves playing both roles during the course of a lifetime.

With twenty-one insightful essays from some of the country's most respected and award-winning female authors, this collection explores the highly personal, sometimes anguished, sometimes hilarious, but always compelling experiences of women on both sides of these highly charged and emotional situations.

Victoria Zackheim teaches Creative Writing in the UCLA Writer's Program. She also contributes book reviews to the San Francisco Chronicle; records commentaries for The Mimi Geerges Show, a book-related program on XM satellite radio; and is working on her second play. She is the author of the novel THE BONE WEAVER.
  • "Victoria Zackheim's addictively readable collection of true-life stories [is] poignant, chilling, occasionally heartbreaking, and all true." (Joyce Maynard, author of THE USUAL RULES AND INTERNAL COMBUSTION).

  • "The essays are a fascinating, moving, and sometimes frightening window into a subject which fascinates, moves, and frightens us--infidelity...I couldn't put it down." (Ayelet Waldman, author of LOVE AND OTHER IMPOSSIBLE PURSUITS).

  • "Sometimes painful, other times funny, always wise--this is a wonderful book." (M. J. Rose, international bestselling author of THE DELILAH COMPLEX).

  • "With a generous hand and an artful eye, Victoria Zackheim beckons forth the Other Woman and invites her to unveil herself in this moving and exhilarating assortment of essays." (Abby Frucht, author of POLLY'S GHOST).

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The Other Woman
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Price: $13.99 US/$15.50 CAN
  • Pages: 288
  • Physical Dimensions: 5-1/4" x 8"
  • Audio Run Time: 0
  • ISBN-13: 9780446698825
  • On Sale Date: 08/13/2008
The Other Woman