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In this eye-popping first novel--a bestseller in both the United States and Australia--Linda Jaivin invites readers to overhear what women really talk about when they talk about sex.

When four bright, successful friends meet in Sydney's designer cafés and restaurants to gossip about their romantic exploits, the talk sizzles. Julia, Chantal, Helen, and Phillipa are the best...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published April 13th 1998 by Broadway Books (first published September 1st 1995)
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Taylor K.
Every once and awhile, after reading something (or several things) really thoughtful or heavy, or that I just feel take a lot of reading energy, I like to pick up some fluff that I know I can blow through in a day or two. I saw Eat Me at a thrift store and it seemed like a decent sensational read, sort of pushing it from a foreign and more risque "Sex and the City" angle (though I think this may have come out first) - four friends trying to find love, lots of sex talk, etc. I have to say, though...more
Ashke
I don't believe this is a work of erotica. At least not in the traditional sense. It is in fact a work of extreme raunchy wit by a clever satirist who knows to aim for the absurd to make things that more interesting. For chrissakes, there's a kiss that lingers for several pages, going into such ridiculous, hilarious detail that it's clear the author is being more then a little cheeky. Considering she's also written Rock'n'Roll Babes From Outerspace, the novel equivalent of the bizarrest of the b...more
graham
Okay: I know what you're thinking and you're right. I was fourteen and I apologize. So bad on so many levels. Ugh...
Art
Oct 17, 2012 Art rated it 2 of 5 stars
Shelves: sydney
Eat Me was published in 1995, well and truly the past now, as it's difficult to remember a world in which talking loudly on your Mobile Phone about "E-Mail" made you sound like a wanker. This is women's erotica, mostly food-based and set in Sydney. Chuck Berry once said that if you want to have a hit, "write a song with the name of a town in it, then all the people in the town will buy the record." Very good advice, and here the Sydney setting really helps. I appreciate details like splitting a...more
Heather
Jul 22, 2007 Heather rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: people looking for a jumpstart
if you're looking for profound, lyrical prose, and rich characterization, this is not the book for you. however, if the idea of living in sexual fantasyland for a little while sounds appealing, then dish this book right up.

when the characters aren't actually having sex, they're probably talking about it, or the impact relationships have had on their lives, albeit in a cursory way. in that way, this is a dull read. the good news is that a) this book is relatively short and b) they dream up or ex...more
Miss Featherhead
Really funny! Fantastic if you like erotica and a good intro if you've never read it. The is the only erotica book I've read...it was so much fun and a quick read as well. Many a laughs were had as I read this book aloud to two girlfriends in the car on our way to a VERY religious wedding ceremony. Eat Me mysteriously disappeared after that!
Jennifer
My best friend, Elizabeth, gave me this awesome book for Christmas while in college. If you're not hooked within reading the first chapter in the supermarket, then I feel bad for you since you must be asexual. HOT HOT HOT! I also discovered the name "Philippa" for the first time and kind of fell in love with it.
Katie M.
Wow this book was bad. There's certainly a time and a place for hair-pullingly bad writing that exists solely to string together mildly pornographic sex scenes, but I want that clearly labeled "erotic literature" - preferably on the front cover - so I don't expect it to be any kind of good.
Donna Rochow - Poljarevic
It's been a while since I read this book and I remember liking book a lot. Oh yeah and on occasion I smile to my self when in the produce aisle. Read it for yourself maybe you to will cruise the produce section a little differently with your own silent smile
Crystal
STEAMY!!! or Steamily Erotic - Marie Claire.


You'll go in with your eyes wideopen in the first part ....

can taper off a little...

lots of juicy bits, some seem thrown in just cause.

but... HOORAY there does seem to be a point at the end :)
Mandy
Highly amusing, sections of the story are completely over the top, and there is certainly nothing held back. Also full of colorful characters. :)

Enjoyable read that came highly recommended to me.
Sonia
Fairly naughty stories from the Outback. I always find things more erotic when they're set in some exotic location - like Australia.
Nicole
I TRIED to read this book. It was just entirely toooooo raunch for me. And that is saying A LOT!
Karen Hunt
Erotic fiction novel set in Sydney in the 90’s. Some raunchy bits…also some quite funny 90’s bits!
Jennifer
A bit raunchy and scandalous in a fun kind of way.
Karen
Saucy and entertaining!
Erin
OK, I admit I was forewarned that this book was definitely on the edge and erotica played heavy, but nothing could prepare me for Eat Me. The first chapter blew me away and I thought, "What the heck am I reading, and why am I even continuing? And who is Ava? I thought the novel revolved around Julia, Chantal, Helen and Phillpa?" Naturally after reading more I figured it out. But this definitely was way more than I bargained for!

The erotica was 97% of the book, so it's really hard to bill this a...more
Emilio
Pensé que sería un buen libro pero no fue así. Todo se resumió a sexo explicado tan a detalle que resulta ser desagradable en algunas páginas. Parece más un fan-fic que o un relato porno que un libro. So nasty it hurts.
Sofia
Caveat emptor: This book is not for everyone. If you prefer the TBS version of "Sex and the City" because they bleep out the naughty bits... well, then, this isn't the book for you. Delicate sensibilities? Pass on this one.

If, however, you're a bit more open-minded and have a taste for humor, erotica, and a bit of raunchiness, then "Eat Me" makes for a fun read. I suppose it's the Australian version of SATC, but I never read Candace Bushnell's book, so I can't vouch for that. I can say, however,...more
Jay
I can't remember why I wanted to read this book. I'm fairly certain I had a good reason. Maybe it was recommended to me, maybe the title grabbed me... I'm not sure. All I know is that I don't ever want to read it again, for one reason:

FOOD DOES NOT BELONG NEAR, ON, IN OR AROUND THE GENITALS.

Furthermore, if a grape is lodged so far up your vagina that you cannot extract it, maybe that's a hint to not try it a second time. Y'know, just a pointer.

I was also confused as to why all the characters wer...more
Luka Kovac
Quizá lo primero que pueda pensar alguien al comenzar a leer el libro es lo mucho que se parece a "Sexo en Nueva York".

Al principio del libro se concentran demasiadas escenas eróticas, algunas de ellas muy explicitas. Tal vez en las 100 primeras páginas leas más contenido X que en el resto, lo que te puede hacer desistir. De hecho, yo casi lo dejo, porque aunque según empecé me resultó divertido, 300 páginas así no creía que las fuera a aguantar...

Además, los personajes no me gustaron, me result...more
Antje
Ich habe noch nie so schlecht geschriebene Erotik gelesen.
Caroline Norrington
3.5 stars. Think Sex And The City set in Sydney in the 90s, but with more self-conscious engagement with feminist discourse, and less conventional romance. The characters and their neuroses are so well captured here. I'm not from Sydney, but it's still all kind of familiar. And as a 30-something now, the whole girlfriend chatter is very well done. If you have an Aussie friend (ideally one with an arts degree) who couldn't stop themselves reading 50 Shades, this is a good choice.
amy
I rarely RARELY put a book down after starting it, and I'm not the delicate type, but I was a bit horrified by the first chapter. Then in the second chapter, when the "real" characters were introduced (not the story within a story), I couldn't keep track of who was talking and I only got to page 32 before the mindless chatter started to completely bore me and I began to tune out.
Lara
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Michele Bolay
Well.....this was recommended to me as well-written "feminist erotica" by an up-and-coming (no pun intended) Australian author. It was a little of both at times (I'll definitely be blushing the next time I visit the produce section at Whole Foods...and using hand sanitizer), but, overall, this book just didn't do it for me.
Margherita Dolcevita
All'inizio avevo apprezzato il fatto che fosse un libro erotico che non si prende troppo sul serio, insomma certi sprazzi dei vari racconti erotici hanno un che di esilarante e di parodistico che li rende anche piacevoli da leggere. Ma a lungo andare stanca, mi ha decisamente stufata alla fine.
camilla
This was such a treat to read while in Sydney! Deliciously naughty and from a woman's point of view. I liked how the author switched narrators so you got in everyone's head. Would recommend to all my friends that loved The Bridge Stripped Bare.
Andreia T
Hahahahahha! I'm giving a 2 just because it made laugh my ass off inside the public library once upon a time, in the dark ages aka teenage years :D Raunchy,weird,bizarre,mouth-dropping usage of fruit...take your pick!I can go on.
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Linda Jaivin is the author of eleven books, including the new novel The Empress Lover, published in April 2014 and the travel companion Beijing, published in July 2014. Other major publications include the Quarterly Essay: Found in Translation (late 2013), five novels and a novella, a collection of essays (Confessions of an S&M Virgin) and a China memoir (Monkey and the Dragon). Her first nove...more
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