Looking for Mr. Goodbar

Looking for Mr. Goodbar

Book - 2014 | 1st Simon & Schuster trade pbk. ed
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Based on a harrowing true story, the groundbreaking #1 New York Times bestseller, Looking for Mr. Goodbar, is a story of love, power, sex, and death during the sexual revolution of the 1970s.

Theresa Dunn spends her days as a schoolteacher whose rigid Catholic upbringing has taught her to find happiness by finding the right man. But at night, her resentment of those social mores and fear of attachment lead her into the alcohol-and-drug fueled underworld of singles' bars, where she engages in a pattern of dangerous sexual activity that threatens her safety and, ultimately, her life.

Looking for Mr. Goodbar is "uncommonly well-written and well-constructed fiction, easily accessible, but full of insight and intelligence and illumination" ( The New York Times Book Review ). With more than four million copies in print, this seminal novel--a lightning rod for controversy upon its publication--has become a cultural touchstone that has forever influenced our perception of social rebellion and sexual empowerment.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 2014, c1975.
Edition: 1st Simon & Schuster trade pbk. ed
ISBN: 9781476774725
Characteristics: 280 p.
Alternative Title: Looking for Mister Goodbar


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