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What Women Want

By: Maxine Mei-Fung Chung
Narrated by: Maxine Mei-Fung Chung
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After thirty years of research, Sigmund Freud still felt the great unanswered question was: 'What does a woman want?' Fifteen years into her own journey as a psychotherapist, Maxine Chung believes she holds the answer.

Through the profound and moving stories of seven very different women, Maxine sheds light on our most fundamental needs and desires. From a young bride-to-be struggling to accept her sexuality, to a mother grappling with questions of identity and belonging, and a woman learning to heal after years of trauma, What Women Want is an electrifying and deeply intimate examination into the inner lives of women.

Based on hours of conversations between Maxine and her patients, this book lays bare our fears, hopes, secrets and capacity for healing. With great empathy and precision, What Women Want presents a fearless look at the depths of who we are, so that we can better understand each other and ourselves.

To desire is an action. This extraordinary book liberates and empowers us to claim what we truly want.

©2023 Maxine Mei-Fung Chung (P)2023 Penguin Audio

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Powerful

I’m deeply moved by this book. The stories of the women in this book are beautifully described and have stayed with me after listening. I’d recommend it to all women.

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Worth a listen

I found the stories of the 7 women in this book emotional. However, based on the title of this book, I wanted it to be inspiring & empowering & I just didn’t feel that. It’s certainly worth listening to, but it wasn’t 100% what I was hoping for.

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Fabulous

Loved this book. Powerful insight into the benefits & art of psychotherapy as well as a deep understanding of women.

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I wished my therapist was like this!

I listened to Maxine the author on Audible as I really wanted to imagine in her voice how she felt about these seven brave women. The relationships between therapist & patient I have always found to be one sided as we’re the ones with the problems right. Paying for someone to listen to our inner most secrets puts us the patient in a one down position. But in What Women Want I feel like it addresses this balance. Maxine shows how much her patients are involved in her life, not just in the consulting room but in her outside life, writing this book. I can’t recommend this book enough as we are all figuring stuff it out, right?

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