Laid Bare: One Man's Story of Sex, Love and Other Disorders

By Jesse Fink

Winning Sydney-based sportswriter Jesse Fink used to be on the top of his specialist occupation while his spouse of 10 years left him and walked into the palms of a brand new guy. in a single fell swoop he misplaced his ally, his soulmate, his family members, his id. His wife's new lover even bought his puppy. What used to be a trip of emotional salvation, own reinvention and sexual adventuring that took him from considering slicing his wrists to napping with 1000's of women.
Fink's look for love and delight observed him leap headlong into the freewheeling yet occasionally harmful global of on-line courting. He visited brothels and therapeutic massage parlours. He crossed the Pacific for doomed affairs with a burlesque dancer and a high-class escort.

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