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OMG I LOVED LOVED LOVED this book Read it in less than two days Amazing Recommended for any woman out there who is searching for her inner Goddess Amazing I m going to be brutally honest, I loved this book.This book is a memoir of Pamela Madsen, a woman who married her first love and has been in her vanilla marriage for twenty years Her girlfriends are having affairs and exchanging raunchy sex stories all the time, while all poor Pamela can do is listen and boil beneath her own skin.Shameless is a witty, funny, exciting and eye opening trek into the life of a woman who needed to explore her own sexuality and found a working way to do it without b I m going to be brutally honest, I loved this book.This book is a memoir of Pamela Madsen, a woman who married her first love and has been in her vanilla marriage for twenty years Her girlfriends are having affairs and exchanging raunchy sex stories all the time, while all poor Pamela can do is listen and boil beneath her own skin.Shameless is a witty, funny, exciting and eye opening trek into the life of a woman who needed to explore her own sexuality and found a working way to do it without breaking down her own boundaries It s really great to have a book like this at my fingertips, a reminder that everyone is flawed and everyone is beautiful and everyone deserves to express their raw sexuality without being told it s taboo or inappropriate Female sexuality is constantly snuffed out by society and Pam reminds us that it isn t fair or honest Women are just as sexual as men and they are much better at expressing it when given the proper tools to harness their desires.I loved reading about Pam s journey to self love and appreciation As women, we seem to be conditioned by society to hate our bodies Pam takes this fact of life and shoves it up society s big fat ass Pam reminds us that big or small, we will never be perfect and yet we will always be perfect We can be happy with ourselves just the way we are and we can do away with our own self hate for good We can open up completely and feelfree than we ever thought possible #Free Book Ä Shameless: How I Ditched the Diet, Got Naked, Found True Pleasure...and Somehow Got Home in Time To Cook Dinner Ü A funny, sexy, and wildly entertaining look at the rewards of fully realized desire in the life of one ordinary womanAtyears old, Pamela Madsen was happily married to the man she fell in love with atShe was the mother of two sons and had a successful career as a nationally known advocate for fertility issues But she felt a growing sexual restlessness and yearning that wouldn t let up And though Pamela loved her husband and didn t want to have an affair, she knew deep down that she needed , much In Shameless, she tells the story of how she found it and not only kept her marriage intact but made it stronger than everIn this fearless memoir, Pamela tells the story of her search for sexual, personal, and spiritual wholeness She explores, in riveting detail, what she experienced at the hands of sexual healers, men who brought her untold pleasure and became her close friends in the processBut this is not just another sex book Shameless is also an account of how Pamela s journey healed her issues with food and body image and most important, helped her weave the many roles that she played daughter, friend, partner, mother into one fully integrated person It is a story about a woman falling in love with herself and a call to other women to do the same From the subtitle, I was expecting a book about a woman learning to love herself and celebrate her body, which happened, and I loved that part hence the second star , but this book has some major strikes against it I simply could not get over or forgive the fact that for most of the book, she was going behind her husband s back, paying an assortment of men to give her sexual pleasure, while professing unwavering love and devotion to her husband I lost track of how many times she insisted she From the subtitle, I was expecting a book about a woman learning to love herself and celebrate her body, which happened, and I loved that part hence the second star , but this book has some major strikes against it I simply could not get over or forgive the fact that for most of the book, she was going behind her husband s back, paying an assortment of men to give her sexual pleasure, while professing unwavering love and devotion to her husband I lost track of how many times she insisted she wasn t cheating Much like being a racist, the folks who have to keep stating they aren t, are the ones who are Of course, every relationship can define cheating differently, but the definition Ms Madsen was using no affair, no intercourse , wasn t one that she and her husband had agreed to beforehand If that had been their arrangement from the beginning, she wouldn t have been hiding her behavior from him creating a secret email account, lying about where she was going, for 6 MONTHS It was difficult to enjoy the good parts while simultaneously disliking the author for being a selfish liar.Which leads to the second big problem When she finally did confess, she threw all her liaisons at him, after the fact, without remorse or apology She had the air of I want this It makes me happy It isn t cheating Deal with it Which Gavin did He had little choice, after all We caught just a hint of the fact that he too has been living with unmet, unspoken desires, but she didn t seem even remotely interested in her life partner s fulfillment, his potential to embrace every part of himself and consider himself worthy of feeling completely loved and accepted She only values that for herself What a one sided relationship She lies, spends hundreds of dollars on weekly sex sessions, thousands on retreats and on sexy clothes and toys for herself, and he gets to stay married to her, havingor less the same old sex they ve had for decades I feel awful for her husband.Third strike the book seemed to fall apart toward the end Whether because her life got messy once people found out, or because the SM domination angle felt a little disappointing and rushed, I can t quite say But by the end, I wasn t sure how much was even true any I wasn t buying the our marriage is stronger than ever line, especially since her husband was rarely mentioned after she came clean, and he gave her the okay to carry on For chapters, she talked up a week long sexual retreat, and then left out entire days of it She concluded by saying that blogging about her sexual escapades cost her her job, but that she didn t really care, because her new life s purpose lies in sexual indulgence It felt like a deflated end to what began as a very full, robust story.I m a huge fan of sex positivity and body love, but it s such a shame she didn t even try to walk that path WITH her loving, supportive husband, rather than despite him I think a better title would have been Shameless How I Ditched my Husband, Got Naked, Spent a Fortune Finding True Pleasureand Somehow Got to Keep My Marriage Poor Sucker The sex in this book is very, very hot to me The ethics of paying for erotic services behind one s spouse s back is troubling, in my opinion, and that colored my enjoyment of the rest of the book Which is unfortunate, since the story is otherwise well written and liberating and interesting Also, I feel like the ending was abrupt and the epilogue detailing the author s loss of her blog and then her job because of her company s reaction to her lifestyle held a story I would ve liked to rea The sex in this book is very, very hot to me The ethics of paying for erotic services behind one s spouse s back is troubling, in my opinion, and that colored my enjoyment of the rest of the book Which is unfortunate, since the story is otherwise well written and liberating and interesting Also, I feel like the ending was abrupt and the epilogue detailing the author s loss of her blog and then her job because of her company s reaction to her lifestyle held a story I would ve liked to read in further depth I enjoyed this book, I really did Madsen is engaging, personable, and funny She is able to bring her world alive in a way that is tangible you feel as though you re with her as she goes through her journey to embracing herself and her sexuality I m excited that someone as mainstream as she is has written a book about women s sexuality, and how what many probably consider the alt sex world doesn t have to be the exclusive territory of strange, multiple pierced weirdos in leather She has f I enjoyed this book, I really did Madsen is engaging, personable, and funny She is able to bring her world alive in a way that is tangible you feel as though you re with her as she goes through her journey to embracing herself and her sexuality I m excited that someone as mainstream as she is has written a book about women s sexuality, and how what many probably consider the alt sex world doesn t have to be the exclusive territory of strange, multiple pierced weirdos in leather She has fun.What I haddifficulty with was her characterization of her experiences She s determined not to have an affair, so she only engages in one way touching her partners can touch her sexually but not the other way around Much of this occurs within the context of Sacred Intimacy, a legitimate form of healing touch therapy, yet it is clear from her writing that her experiences are muchthan that As she defines her experiences, she has remained monogamous with her husband because she hasn t been mutually sexual with the people she is with, and there is no penetration Since her husband doesn t know about any of it, we don t know if he agrees with her definition.I am not critical of her decision to seek sexual satisfaction outside of her marriage My problem is that I think she is less than forthright with herself, and, thus, with us, her readers I was ultimately disappointed that she had to maintain what felt like a pretense in order to tell her story I wanted to like this book so much because my very fabulous friend recommended it to me The only thing I felt while reading this was disgust The whole book just felt filthy to me and not in a good way. This book was a great read I found this book appealing because it gives you the opportunity to feel naughty without being naughty Its intriguing and shines light on those moments of sexual frustration A new life goal is to open a tantric massage parlor. To be honest, reading this was like drinking sweet, cool, clear, drenching water after decades of parched desert I left the book heartily hungry and upset with the kind of grief that Ms Madsen mentions in Chapter 16 The book simply came along at the same time I m walking across my own heaving Tacoma Narrows bridge from a dark life of quiet desperation to some kind of unrecognizable life of vibrant resonance The book comes in two layers first, Ms Madsen s life and second, the deeper themes To be honest, reading this was like drinking sweet, cool, clear, drenching water after decades of parched desert I left the book heartily hungry and upset with the kind of grief that Ms Madsen mentions in Chapter 16 The book simply came along at the same time I m walking across my own heaving Tacoma Narrows bridge from a dark life of quiet desperation to some kind of unrecognizable life of vibrant resonance The book comes in two layers first, Ms Madsen s life and second, the deeper themes connecting her to many women and probably men The title reflects both layers The first layer was sweet, but also something with which I have nothing in common I m not a mother of humans and I have no wish to be, I m not a person who even wants to go to a spa, I don t want to get naked with other women in a group discussion, etc Full disclaimer I m a GenXer I don t have the Baby Boomeresque need to reconcile the disparate parts of my life However, I do have a profound disconnection between my mind and body not because of a generational thing, but because of life experience, especially early life This is something that I think many woman can connect to As a result, for me, I have so little sexual experience in any way that it s really just a source of grief So to read this book and witness its second layer was a Balm of Gilead to read the story of a woman who recognizes that something s missing, that there s an undefined hole inside of her We get to walk with Ms Madsen on her journey to use her full female sexual energy access and restore her full sacral energy, as it were I also really valued the strong appreciation here for marriage, and how a lengthy marriage requires change, honesty, vulnerability, trust, and sometimes, stubborn downright dedication to each other.The value of this book to women is priceless The value to men is in the learning of this idea that all humans, I believe, could do with a deeper exploration of their own sexual needs.I consumed this book so quickly that I only highlighted a few quotations But these two in particular took my breath away p 68 It sounds to me like you re a caged bird, pulling out your own feathers to keep your mind occupied, Markus said That struck deep It was true I hurt myself instead of letting myself be p 128 I felt like I was being held by a force big enough and strong enough to contain all of me It was a catharsis I have never in my life believed that any one could hold all my energy No one was powerful enough for me to truly surrender to And here I was allowing myself that experience Very disappointing The writing and story wasn t bad and the intimate details don t offend me but what I was really hoping for wasof an acceptance of body image, not what I perceive as a betrayal of a marriage Why couldn t she just talk to her husband first, before starting out on this journey She might have been able to find great pleasures experimenting WITH her husband, not secretly with other men I feel bad for Gavin why change names don t people who actually know the aut Very disappointing The writing and story wasn t bad and the intimate details don t offend me but what I was really hoping for wasof an acceptance of body image, not what I perceive as a betrayal of a marriage Why couldn t she just talk to her husband first, before starting out on this journey She might have been able to find great pleasures experimenting WITH her husband, not secretly with other men I feel bad for Gavin why change names don t people who actually know the author know who her family members are I try not to judge and I think I do pretty well MOST of the time, but I just don t see how letting another man touch you like that is NOT a betrayal of your marriage Just because you don t have intercourse I just don t get it But to each their own if it works for them, then that s their business But then again she made it public knowledge If Gavin wants to keep his wife, I hope he can deal with it I know I coulnd t