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The Other Side of Desire by Daniel Bergner
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Jan 24, 2009

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This book tells the story of four individuals who have sexual interests that are, to a greater or lesser degree, outside the mainstream. The author talks to foot fetishist, a dominatrix, a amputee fetishist and a convicted molester about their desires and how their desires affect their lives. I think the selections are uneven. The foot fetishist is the most interesting and the one that I felt the most sympathy for because he is genuinely tormented by his proclivity. The others were less sympathetic, either because of their particular interest or their personalities.
I also have to say that two of the four people in the book are receiving therapy and I think the therapy may be doing more harm than good.

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