Arlene Heyman’s SCARYOLDSEX (Bloomsbury) would be a dramatic debut collection coming from anyone. What makes this collection even more notable is that it is written by a practicing Manhattan psychiatrist/psychoanalyst in her seventies. Heyman, the recipient of Fulbright, Woodrow Wilson, Rockefeller, and Robert Wood Johnson fellowships, has crafted these no-holds-barred stories about intimacy and married love and extra-marital affairs over many years.Heyman worked on her writing as an undergraduate at Bennington College, where she studied with Bernard Malamud. She earned an M.F.A. at Syracuse University, publishing short stories, teaching literature. Heyman has been published in the New American Review , in Epoch where she won a novella contest, and has been listed twice in the honor rolls of The Best American Short Stories.