'The Butcher, The Baker, The Candlestick Maker': An Erotic Memoir by Suzanne Portnoy

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When an attractive New York divorcee -- now living in London with a dream job and two gorgeous children -- went in search of a partner, she did so on her own terms: No commitment, no expectations, just pleasure. A new book by Suzanne Portnoy debuts in October ($12.95 paperback original; ISBN 0-7535-1101-0).

Suzanne Portnoy’s attitudes towards sex, relationships, and the men who cross her path are considered so unconventional, especially for a middle-aged mother, that some London papers suspected 'Butcher, Baker' was really a book by a man. Far from it.

Suzanne says: “My mother always said: ‘If you don’t ask, you don’t get,’ and it was with this thought in mind I embarked on a series of casual encounters, the sole purpose being to have a good time. No commitment, no ‘I’ll phone you later,’ no expectation of any further contact -- unless I wanted there to be.”

This true story of one woman’s sexual reawakening puts an end to the “No sex, please -- we’re British” myth. Whether enjoying an afternoon sex romp in a London health spa “sauna,” a casual encounter in a fashionable Soho club, or a parking garage quickie in the back seat of a convertible, Suzanne Portnoy proves there is indeed plenty of sex to be had in England. And anywhere else she finds herself.

After losing her virginity to a stagehand she meets on a high school field trip, Suzanne takes up with a succession of lovers before settling down with a dashing man who turns out to be more interested in his career than sex. Ten frustrating years later, a chance meeting with an American dooms her marriage, but helps Suzanne regain her confidence -- and sparks a journey of self-discovery that is anything but typical.

Suzanne Portnoy has been a director of a PR company for twelve years, working with clients in the entertainment industry in London. Divorced with two teenage boys, she is a saucy, attractive woman, who enjoys putting her body to use on free weekends.

Review copies & author interviews available upon request:

Jo-Ann Power, (830) 755-4728

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