What makes the book even more arousing is that the author -- as is apparent from the jacket cover and from a live reading I attended -- is a smoking hot beauty, who must have vastly more-than-average sexual-partner options; but once you're but a few pages into this book, you will find -- as the old adage goes about the brain being the primary erotic organ -- that it's the author's penetrating prose more than anything else that has irresistably won you over and charmed you into hanging onto her every word. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. There is a lot more personality variation within the broad categories 'man' and 'woman' than reading this book would lead you to you believe. By people, I mean women because Baumgardner almost never mentions men and their sexuality. Will continue to look for the book I want to read, nonfiction as insightful and affirming as John Irving's novel "In One Person. Home About Help Search. Jennifer has interviewed many leading writers, artists, and musicians about their choices and we come to see that increasingly, at least for women, the old labels - straight, gay, and bi -- are irrelevant given that so many have jumped back and forth between same-sex and opposite-sex liasons.
Look Both Ways needs a stronger intersectional approach in its analysis.
Look both ways : bisexual politics
I found the quality of this book to be very inconstant. Read reviews that mention look both ways bisexual politics jennifer baumgardner ways bisexual woman feminism bisexuals lesbians feminist straight personal sex female male community complicated genders political insightful interviews. A pretentious book written by a pretentious, pseudo-feminist, hipster wannabe who wrote of the stereotypical, designer bi women she claimed not to be one of. Refresh and try again. Similarly, it was good to see Heche treated like a human being, not trashed for her "straight-girl" ignorance e. In a way that reads to me as almost anti-feminist, Baumgardner seems to think that the real and important work of feminism was finished in the s and we're just sort of refining things now and ought to be much more concerned with other social justice movements than with feminism. She didn't give the same credence or respect to her relationships with men, ultimately concluding that relationships with men are what she really wants, but almost as if this was 'weak' of her.