First published in , Eat Me became an instant international bestseller—and caused a scandal in the is a photographer, Chantal edits a fashion. Praise. “Eat Me is the sexiest thing to come out of Australia since Mel Gibson. And it’s funnier, too.” –Glamour “[Jaivin’s] light touch prompts even. Making fun of both cliches about single women and conventions for erotica, Eat Me follows their love lives and the stories they tell one another about them.

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Preview — Eat Me by Linda Jaivin. It’s been a while since I read this book and I remember liking book a lot. There’s certainly a time and a place for hair-pullingly bad writing that exists solely to string together mildly pornographic sex scenes, but I want that clearly labeled “erotic literature” – preferably on the front jaivim – so I don’t expect it to be any kind of good.

Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. Share Eat Me via: Feb 23, Nicole rated it did not like it. Voyager 25th Anniversary Edition. All in all it was a most uninteresting read.

This is women’s erotica, mostly food-based and set in Sydney. With a new introduction by Krissy Kneen, author of Affection and Triptych.

And probably not something I would choose if purchasing erotic fiction on purpose, either.

Eat Me by Linda Jaivin

OK this book pre-dates Sex and the City and as such maybe it may have been challenging once; now it seems so dated and incredibly boring. If the pages are stuck together, it’s only because I had a cold.


Her first novel was the internationally bestselling comic erotic Eat Me. I was fourteen and I apologize. Jul 16, Sonia rated it it was amazing Shelves: Read it for yourself maybe you to will cruise the produce section a little differently with your own silent smile. In this ilnda first novel—a bestseller in both the United States and Australia—Linda Jaivin invites readers to overhear what women really talk about when they talk about sex.

This is an amazing jwivin. Jaivin never loses sight of her self-declared goal, which is to wrench the writing of erotica from its male practitioners, dress it up with style and sly humor, and restore it to women.

Dec 14, Karen Hunt rated it liked it Shelves: Apr 02, Lara rated it it was ok. Jan 08, Katie M.

They clash a bit and the ending is somewhat weak. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

There were a few brief attempts to introduce a plot and character development but it was so poorly done and veiled that I was surprised the writer bothered with adding it all. Fairly naughty stories from et Outback. It was a little of both at times I’ll definitely be blushing the next time I visit the produce section at Whole Foods To view it, click here.


Julia, Chantal, Helen, and Phillipa are the best In this eye-popping first novel–a bestseller in both the United States and Australia–Linda Jaivin invites readers to overhear what women really talk about when they talk about sex. But it’s not enough to distinguish itself from any other erotica jwivin the end, and lindz enough to disguise that this is the kind of book that will drop lines like “She looked every bit the fashion editor she was”.


Saucy and fun and at time totally shocking. One Day in December. Sex with fruit in supermarkets anyone?

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This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. No trivia or quizzes yet. Ultimately, if you’re looking for a sexy read, I’d stick with Anais Nin, but if you’re looking for something with more modern pop culture and fashion references, then I guess this works.

Trivia About Eat Me. By the same token, Eat Me hits too close to home; being single in your 30s sounds terrifying. Considering she’s also written Rock’n’Roll Babes From Outerspacethe novel equivalent of the bizarrest of the b I don’t believe this is a work of erotica. Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine. There is lots and lots of sex, so if you’re looking for that, Eat Me delivers, but the sex scenes are a little lackluster, trite stories about sailors and truck mechanics and horseback riding.

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