The Wild Oats Project
|September 16, 2015||Posted by admin under Autobiography, Biography, Memoir, Women|
Robin Rinaldi’s book is an honest testament to a truth that many women and men tend to fear: the truth of living an unsatisfying life that did not turn out the way you ever imagined. In Rinaldi’s memoir, “The Wild Oats Project” she describes what it is like to realize that at age forty, her life has offered no real accomplishments. No kids, no more than four men to ever lay in her bed, and no resemblance between the life she leads to the standards a younger Robin had for herself.
When her husband, Scott, puts his foot permanently down on her wish of bearing children, she responds with a demand that took them both by surprise: an open marriage. She argues, “I will not die with no children and only four men in my bed.” After the rules are set for the project, we follow Robin into an experiment of many men, sexual awakenings, and spiritual connections which not even she herself could see coming. But all demands have their price.
Rinaldi’s book was a detailed and interesting read — sometimes so thrilling that I could not put it down, and at other times so disturbing that I would not pick it up again for several days. There have been articles written about this book, and it has become a very controversial piece. The words “slut” and “whore” are often used as her description, while words of kindness and sympathy go out to her husband. The phrase ‘do not judge a book by its cover’ never held a truer meaning. While following Robin on her journey of self discovery she has taught me a new perspective on sexual relationships, on what it means to be a woman both physically and mentally, and on the long term consequences my decisions might have.
Well written and documented, this skilled writer brings us into her mind and emotions with enough detail to satisfy and never bore. This is a book I would not only recommend but push every woman, young or old to read, and especially every man.
For more information about this book, or to get your very own copy, visit the publisher’s website here.