June 27th, 2016

“The Golden Condom really resonated for me—more than anything else I have encountered before.”

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May 16th, 2016

“I have only just finished part one of The Golden Condom, but I’ve been so moved I wanted to write you. I am so happy that I’ve finally found something that matches my own experience and provides me a sense of validation. I am relieved to know that others have been on the same roller-coaster of earth-shattering heartbreak and unwavering devotion and passion. I’m grateful to know that my experience with obsessive/unrequited love is not near as isolated as it has often felt, as the stories are hauntingly similar to my own. Thank you for reliving your personal pain and putting it out there to share with the world. I will be forever grateful.”

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May 10th, 2016

“It’s been a long time since I’ve read 100+ pages of a book in one night.”

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May 10th, 2016

“This book made me feel normal.”

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April 7th, 2016

“What we DON’T talk about when we talk about love”

–Metro US

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April 7th, 2016

“Jeanne Safer reaches for the root of love in The Golden Condom

–Vanity Fair

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February 26th, 2016

The Golden Condom is one of those brilliant, generous, and captivating psychology books, that will almost certainly free readers from the limits they have unknowingly set for themselves.”

— Simon Van Booy, Author of Father’s Day and The Secret Lives of People in Love

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January 14th, 2016

“We live in a time of paradox: As sexual and emotional arrangements become ever more complicated, our culture insists on recycling antiquated myths about what love should be rather than what it is. Deeply informed and intensely intimate, The Golden Condom is a unique and necessary contribution to the popular literature on modern relationships. Drawing on a lifetime of experience, Jeanne Safer puts forth a wise, expansive vision of romance in all its variations, reminding us that love is earned more commonly than it’s found, and lasts even when it’s gone.”

-Kate Bolick, author of Spinster: Making a Life of One’s Own

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January 14th, 2016

“Jeanne Safer is like a best friend, a gifted therapist and an enchanting storyteller rolled into one. In a culture that romanticizes the idea of unconditional love, Safer reminds us that relationships are inherently contractual. Better yet, she shows is that it is within those contracts that genuine compassion and affection can truly–even ecstatically—flourish. This book is both a warm fuzzy and a sharp kick in the pants. Don’t let it far from your side.”

– Meghan Daum, author of The Unspeakable: And Other Subjects Of Discussion

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October 21st, 2015

A PSYCHOTHERAPIST RECOUNTS FASCINATING STORIES FROM PATIENTS, INTERVIEWEES, AND HER OWN LIFE ABOUT THE GREATEST MYSTERY OF ALL–LOVE. 

“There is no subject in the world more thrilling, terrible, or complicated than love in all its manifestations. I hope that these essays will illuminate your experiences of love in your own life.”

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