Based on her popular essays in New York Times’ “Modern Love” column and Salon, Laura Zam’s The Pleasure Plan is a memoir and sexual healing guide. It’s also a love story. In her forties, Laura Zam married the man of her dreams after a life-long search. Everything was picture-perfect except … childhood sexual abuse had left Laura with “hang-ups” like chronic low libido and physical pain. She suffered silently, ashamed of feeling “bedroom broken.” Also, as the daughter of a Holocaust survivor, Laura believed damage caused by abuse was permanent. But then a Jewish theater intervened, offering her a play commission. Could writing an autobiographical comedy about overcoming generational trauma heal her? Laura’s odyssey, thirty recovery methods, includes cutting-edge workshops in intimacy, consent, desire, and menopause. Amidst these adventures, Zam seamlessly interweaves post-#MeToo conversations tales of her Auschwitz-surviving mom and a clear-eyed view of how medical and psychological providers might better serve women dealing with sex challenges. The Pleasure Plan empowers women to speak up, seek help, and take charge of their own health.
The Pleasure Plan: One Woman’s Search for Sexual Healing
- From the Publisher
September 1, 2019
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