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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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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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Thought provoking

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

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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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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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Balanced insight facts personal opinion and comedy

This book starts slow and a hint of seriousness but continues into a great tour of human sexual behaviours and impact of money. There are some big laughs and really interesting facts. Sarah Pascoe never pretends to be an expert ways acknowledges her own bias and Clearly just wants us all to understand our own nature. We cannot pretend we don't have the basic animal instincts and to make any progress as a society we need to acknowledge this. Me and my boyfriend listened in the car and both really enjoyed listening and discussing it. Not having initially intended to do either.

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Interesting, engaging and funny

Thus was a very easy listen and really grasped my attention throughout. It was easy to slip between wildly enraged to laughing out loud and I was particularly impressed by the honesty around various sources, studies and information and their shortcomings.

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Insightful, engaging, funny

Sara Pascoe is brilliant. Must read non- fiction. Welcoming style that explores power dynamics through society from a scientific and cultural stand point. Lots for anyone to take away from it. Do yourself a favour

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Incredible

Open-minded, mind-changing, hilarious and astoundingly smart. I adored listening to Sarah Pascoe narrate this book, which has answered so many questions that I (and I'm sure many others) have until now felt unable to even begin to approach about the dynamics between, well, sex, power and money. It has also opened my ears to new questions and conversations, which I hope to read further into next, thanks to the recommendations made at the end of the book. I am going to recommend this one to everyone.

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A must read for all sex workers

Sara Pascoe has done it once again! She has written a great book and I really recommend it to anyone in the sex industry!

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thought provoking, inspirational

I really really enjoyed listening to this thought provoking and engaging book that really made me think twice about my own biases with regards to sex, sex work and porn. I know what I'm getting everyone for Christmas now, a copy of this book!

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I really tried.... but no

Cleverly written but just too much man bashing. I can't even say why I particularly think this, it just seems that she can say what's in a man's mind and why he did something with no proof and then apply it to all men.

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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.