The project was simple: Robin Rinaldi, a successful magazine journalist, would move into a San Francisco apartment, join a dating site, and get laid.
Author: Robin Rinaldi
Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The project was simple: Robin Rinaldi, a successful magazine journalist, would move into a San Francisco apartment, join a dating site, and get laid. Never mind that she already owned a beautiful flat a few blocks away, that she was forty-four, or that she was married to a man she'd been in love with for eighteen years. What followed--a year of abandon, heartbreak, and unexpected revelation--is the topic of this riveting and beautifully-written memoir, The Wild Oats Project. Monogamous and sexually cautious her entire adult life, Rinaldi never planned on an open marriage, but, now in midlife, she realized that in order to feel like she'd lived fully, she needed the freedom to explore her desires. During the week she lived alone, doing just that. On the weekends, she went home to be a wife. Her marriage provided safety and love, but she also needed passion, and she was willing to go outside her marriage to find it. At a time when books about eroticism and the shifting roles of women top the bestseller lists, this brave, brutally honest memoir explores how our sexuality defines us, and how we must walk the line between loving others and staying true to ourselves. Like the most searing memoirs, The Wild Oats Project challenges our sensibilities, yielding truths that few would dare write down.
Women's midlife age consciousness is stunningly depicted in Rinaldi, R. (2015) The Wild Oats Project: one woman's midlife quest for passion at any cost, London: Hodder and Stoughton. Midlife ageing looking forward into old age is ...
Author: Susan Pickard
Category: Social Science
"With great rigour, yet an enviable lightness of touch, Susan Pickard has written an engaging and accessible book that students will love." - Rosaline Gill, City University London "A scholarly tour de force that brings into focus the various disciplines, histories, literatures and knowledges that have transformed us into modern subjects of age." - Stephen Katz, Trent University Age Studies takes an invigorating approach to the study of age and ageing in contemporary society. Encompassing ageing throughout the life course, taking in childhood, adolescence, mid-life and older age, and situated explicitly within a sociological disciplinary framework, Age Studies: Explores current social science debates on the study of ageing linking these to core sociological concepts. Links theory and application, using a variety of examples and international case studies Includes chapter summaries, further reading and guided questions. A thought-provoking companion to advanced undergraduates and postgraduate student studying ageing, older people, social gerontology and related courses.
—Robin Rinaldi, author of The Wild Oats Project: One Woman's Midlife Quest for Passion at Any Cost “This book will have great appeal to other seekers—men and women—especially those who are older or long for a deep sensual connection to ...
Author: Carolyn Lee Arnold
Publisher: She Writes Press
Category: Family & Relationships
What does a free-spirited, fifty-something professional do when she breaks up with her non-committal Buddhist boyfriend and longs for a life partner? She holds a ‘letting go’ ceremony with the boyfriend, challenges herself to go on 50 dates, takes a few lovers, and voila! Finding Mr. Right becomes a sexy dating project. Set in the SF Bay Area world of personal growth workshops and spiritual ceremonies, Fifty First Dates after Fifty traces the adventurous path of Carolyn’s universal quest for love. The goal of fifty pulls her forward through the highs and lows of dating—magical and ecstatic, pining and painful—while her heart soars, falls, and keeps on going. Buoyed by her dating project, she avoids settling for the wrong guy, discovers the type of man she wants, reconciles a love of independence and sex with her desire for commitment and emotional connection, and finds the unique partner for her. This upbeat memoir about the search for a partner in midlife is also a celebration of a woman’s unabashed sexuality. Erotic in places, funny in others, it offers a positive view of dating as an enjoyable journey of self-discovery and self-love along the way to one’s own Mr. Right.
In this sleek guide, journalist and San Francisco expert Robin Rinaldi highlights San Francisco's top sights as well as the hangouts only the locals know about.
Author: Robin Rinaldi
Publisher: Avalon Travel Pub
Moon MapGuide San Francisco is the definitive full-color guide to the hottest sights, shops, hotels, restaurants, and amusements that this world-class city has to offer. In this sleek guide, journalist and San Francisco expert Robin Rinaldi highlights San Francisco’s top sights as well as the hangouts only the locals know about. With vivid color photos and discreet fold-out maps, this guide shows visitors where to shop in Haight-Ashbury, dine in Hayes Valley, and grab a drink in the Mission. Easy-to-use, concise, and compact, Moon MapGuide San Francisco covers all the must-see neighborhoods from North Beach to the Castro and beyond.