A STATE OF HEAT by Sheila Graham


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Sheila Graham (you sometimes wonder what reading all those good books did for Fitzgerald's little Galatea) has always had an ""in-built"" state of heat and has been ""desirable"" all her life. Sometimes she sounds like The Sensuous Woman but she does know how to gratify a man; if she's without one -- she fantasizes and her favorite one is ""rape"" -- she also tries not to overeat during these fallower times. At other times she's just Ann Landerslike common sense -- ""a lady should never be the 'other woman' if she can avoid it."" She also gives yet another run-through of her life from her first marriage to an impotent fellow on down or rather up. ""I have had -- and still have -- all the men I have ever wanted, all the sex experience I have desired, success in my career, money, fame, great love, proposals by the score, and hundreds of propositions."" With all that gratification you'd think she would be inert.

Pub Date: March 1st, 1972
Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap