Nine and a Half Weeks: A Memoir Of A Love Affair by Elizabeth McneillNine and a Half Weeks: A Memoir Of A Love Affair by Elizabeth Mcneill

Nine and a Half Weeks: A Memoir Of A Love Affair

byElizabeth Mcneill

Paperback | June 24, 2014

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The classic erotic memoir of an intense and haunting relationship that spawned the film.

This is a love story so unusual, so passionate, and so extreme in its psychology and sexuality that it takes the reader’s breath away. Unlike The Story of O, Nine and a Half Weeks is not a novel or fantasy; it is a true account of an episode in the life of a real woman.

Elizabeth McNeill was an executive for a large corporation when she began an affair with a man she met casually. From the beginning, their sexual excitement escalates through domination and humiliation. As the affair progresses, woman and man play out ever more dangerous and more elaborate sado-masochistic variations. By the end, she has relinquished all control over her body and mind.

With a cool detachment that makes the experiences and sensations she describes all the more frightening in their intensity, Elizabeth McNeill beautifully unfolds her story and invites you to experience the mesmerizing, electrifying, and unforgettablly private world of Nine and a Half Weeks.

Elizabeth McNeill is a pseudonym for Ingeborg Day, author of the memoirGhost Waltz. She was an editor atMs.magazine when both books were published. She died in 2011 at the age of seventy.
Title:Nine and a Half Weeks: A Memoir Of A Love AffairFormat:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.32 inPublished:June 24, 2014Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062309943

ISBN - 13:9780062309945


Editorial Reviews

"It leads us to the edge of the abyss...where the boundaries of self are obliterated and all things become permissible." - New York Times

"Time and again the author tells us something that makes the reader think: ah, she couldn't have invented that!" - Newsweek