An author who drove across the US six times to write a book about the sex lives of women has revealed she is ‘scared’ what will happen if one of their identities is revealed when her work is published.
Lisa Taddeo, 39, from Connecticut, changed the names of housewife Lina and restaurateur Sloane in her non-fiction book Three Women, which will be available on July 9.
However the writer, who spent thousands of hours over eight years interviewing dozens of women, is particularly concerned about Sloane being found out.
‘Sloane has the most to lose if she’s discovered, which makes me very scared,’ reports the Times. ‘She’s a little scared about it too. I think about that every night.’
Author Lisa Taddeo, pictured, 39, from Connecticut, has written about the sex lives and desires of women in her book Three Women. She said one subject, Sloane, has the most to lose if her identity is discovered
In her upcoming book, Lisa shows the desires and sex lives of three women, however she spoke to more than 30 during the research process.
Lina, a homemaker in Indiana, is a decade into a passionless marriage when she embarks on an affair that quickly becomes all-consuming and transforms her life.
Sloane, an entrepreneur in the northeast, is married to a man who likes to watch her have sex with other men and women.
While Maggie, a high school student in North Dakota, begins a relationship with her married English teacher and unsuccessfully takes him to court.
Lisa, pictured with her family, spoke to more than 30 women during the eight years she wrote the book and even moved to some of the towns where they lived to help learn their stories
The author, pictured, spoke with African American and Asian women while researching her book, but said they were ‘more anxious of telling their stories’
Despite being published during the MeToo era, Lisa started her book eight years ago and doesn’t know if she ‘felt something was coming’.
‘I was very interested in the stories of women and I didn’t think they were being told,’ she told the publication.
Instead Lisa, who has six-year-old daughter Fox, said her work was more telling about the relationship women have with each other, not how they interact with men.
‘I think what these stories as a triad, tell us that women are the most judgmental of other women,’ she added.
Three Women by Lisa Taddeo is out on July 9
To try and show desire in all types of women and diversity, Lisa spoke with females from all walks of life.
Although the final three are all white, they do come from different backgrounds and are different ages.
Lisa spoke with African American and Asian women, but said they were ‘more anxious of telling their stories.’
Writing the non-fiction book, which has been called a ‘literary masterpiece’ by author Elizabeth Gilbert, was a challenge for Lisa.
She admitted that at the end of her two-year contract she had ‘thousands of words of nothing’ and needed more time.
Luckily, Lisa’s editor was fine with the delay in publication and so she continued meeting various women until all elements of the the story came together.
In the eight years it took to create Three Women, Lisa’s husband Jackson Waite, 38, even quit his job in LA and moved to be with her in Indiana, working in a Kmart.
Lisa worked as a journalist for many years before being offered a book deal by an editor who saw her piece on table hosts and the ‘half-hooker economy’.
She also interviewed Rachel Uchitel, who was caught up in the Tiger Woods sex scandal.