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Sex Power Money

Narrated by: Sara Pascoe
Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
Categories: Non-fiction, Gender Issues
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Publisher's Summary

Award-winning comedian Sara Pascoe, following her hit book Animal, turns her attention to the things that really matter to humans - sex, power and money. Deciding to confront her fear of the male libido, Pascoe delves into such questions as:

Why don't people care about the welfare of the people they masturbate to?

and

Why is there such stigma around those who work in the sex industry?

when

Some women still want men to buy their dinner?

In this comedic and educational hopscotch over anatomy, the history of sexual representation and the sticky way all human interactions are underwritten by wealth, Pascoe explores whether we'll ever be able to escape the Conundrum of Heterosexuality if women can't help but admire status, and men obsess about youth and physicality. 

Drawing on anecdotal experience, unqualified opinion, interviews and research, Sex Power Money is thought-provoking and riotously funny: a fresh take on the oldest discussion.

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©2019 Sara Pascoe (P)2019 Faber Audio

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Great listen.

Really great content. Funny and informative, even though Sara Pascoe has her own views yet she always remains impartial, funny and insightful. Absolutely love her :)

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  • Greg
  • 14-09-2019

Light, entertaining, and wittingly funny

An enjoyable, entertaining book. Nothing too serious, just light humor and frequently thought provoking. Nice narration and a fun listen.

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  • Simonmmm
  • 29-09-2019

F**king Great

Hopefully any woman would appreciate such an intelligent, articulate, person, furthering equal rights, in such an extraordinarily open minded, balanced way, while re-evaluating their personal biases.
Hopefully every good decent man, struggling with society's conflicting pressures, will take reassurance that some women are fighting for equality, not destruction or dominance or ridicule, while learning some ways they can overcome their personal blind spots.
Hopefully any arseholes will for some reason end up listening all the way through and re-evaluate their lives.

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  • Azara Ingram
  • 14-09-2019

Interesting read. would reccommend

Good to listen too. upbeat and funny.
includes research and is interesting.
Includes a bit of alrounded knowledge so you do not get bored. I would recommend.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-09-2019

Thought provoking

A really interesting listen. Made me think about things in ways I have not before.

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  • Sophie Gray-Bickle
  • 03-09-2019

Fascinating and enlightening

As always with Sara, well researched, balanced, and funny.
Highly recommend.
And the podcast that goes with it is great as well.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-10-2019

A must read!

An amazing book. Brilliantly feminist, leaves a lot to ponder on the intricacies of human exchange. Wonderfully researched from all sides, a good dose of funny with a little bit of TMI that Sara is so well known for! Highly recommend.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-10-2019

Everyone must read this.

Sara Pascoe is a legend. Please also read her previous book Animal (which I wish had existed when I was a teenage girl). Her books will give you incredible information you won't be able to believe isn't common knowledge. And you're likely to incessantly quote facts from these books to everyone you speak to.

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  • Mr F.
  • 09-10-2019

Good informative narrative, entertaining but factual

Good performance and story with lots of obscure but interesting sexual facts.
Bit too much time spent on rehashing The Indecent Proposal.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-10-2019

Very Interesting

Highly informative while being humourous. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, as I did with the first one. I love that theories are explained or backed up by research but also it is noted when studies are not reliable or wholly relevant.
The suggested reading list is also really interesting to me and I always appreciate authors including them.

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  • Steven Holt
  • 07-10-2019

Very interesting is a bit man bashing

Funny and interesting. The only thing I didn’t like was the male narrator it was a bit offensive

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  • lola_london
  • 07-10-2019

Incredible read for anyone

Thorough, entertaining, honest and insightful. Thank you for writing this and eloquently discussing such difficult and painful issues that are a part of our lives.

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