> Skip to content
About the book
  • Published: 29 September 2007
  • ISBN: 9781742282107
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320
Categories:

Lust in Translation

Infidelity from Tokyo to Tennessee


Formats & editions


Is what the French mean by infidelity the same as what Australians mean? Or the same as the Japanese, or the Finns? Do different countries have different rules when it comes to extramarital sex?Delving into this taboo subject, Pamela Druckerman interviewed people all over the world, from retirees in South Florida to Muslim polygamists in Indonesia; from Hasidic Jews to the men who keep their mistresses in a concubine village outside Hong Kong. She talked to psychologists, sex researchers, marriage counsellors, and, most of all, cheaters and the people they've cheated on. Russian husbands and wives don't believe that beach-resort flings violate their marital vows. Japanese businessmen declare, "If you pay, it's not cheating". And South Africans may be the masters of creative accounting – pollsters there had to create separate categories for men who cheat and men who cheat only when drunk.With all this bending of the boundaries of marriage, knowing that by international standards Australians are extremely faithful may come as comforting news. Or maybe not.

  • Pub date: 29 September 2007
  • ISBN: 9781742282107
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320

About the Author

Pamela Druckerman

Pamela Druckerman is the author of the number one Sunday Times bestseller French Children Don't Throw Food (published in the US as Bringing Up Bébé), which has been translated into 27 languages. She is also a Contributing Opinion Writer for the New York Times. She lives in Paris with her English husband and their children.

Also by Pamela Druckerman

See all

Related titles