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    Load results Apple Footer Apple Support the sexually deviant and scandalously promiscuous And in the mix of dating, mating and moral dysfunction you ll meet characters like Nina, forty four, the divorced mother of twins who accidentally stumbles from one mortifying encounter to another in an effort to end a two year long sexual drought Madeline, fifty two, single and stuck in online dating purgatory with a collection of horror stories acquired during her quest to find true love and join the ranks of the married middle class Jeannie, a forty year old TV producer and single mom with a gifted son, a sexy sadistic lawyer for an ex husband and a gynecologist that is convinced Jeannie is a closet lesbianSo welcome to a place where illicit sex is plentiful, romantic love is as elusive as smoke, and where life is part comedy of communal errors and part tragic milieu of the corrosively ambitious Welcome to the suburbs."/>
  • Kindle Edition
  • 172 pages
  • Sex & Suburban Lunacy
  • Helen Argiro
  • English
  • 11 April 2019

10 thoughts on “Sex & Suburban Lunacy

  1. Dale C Dale C says:

    Sex Suburban Lunacy is an obscure gem, guilty pleasure and farcical satire all rolled into one As the title indicates, there is no shortage of sex in this book, however, it s not flavour of the month mommy porn strung together by bad writing and endless clich s which is what appears to be popular at the moment these days This author can actually write Even the sex which is a difficult thing for even some of the best writers is presented in a way that avoids the formulaic repetition of Sex Suburban Lunacy is an obscure gem, guilty pleasure and farcical satire all rolled into one As the title indicates, there is no shortage of sex in this book, however, it s not flavour of the month mommy porn strung together by bad writing and endless clich s which is what appears to be popular at the moment these days This author can actually write Even the sex which is a difficult thing for even some of the best writers is presented in a way that avoids the formulaic repetition of words and phrases that make so many of the sex themed novels of this past year all sound so painfully unoriginal.This book has no one single plot line, but rather the common thread of experience of mature mostly female characters stumbling through dating, sexual encounters and relationships gone off the rails We are reading connected stories with recurring characters after all, but the book none the less holds our interest because of the narrator s sharp, salacious, and occasionally shocking observations The power of description can be charming or cruel, sympathetic or sarcastic and we never know for sure what we re really in for until we re a page or three into the story The common denominator is the author s mordant sense of humour which is usually delivered via character dialogue and had me, on several occasions, laughing out loud Like people in the real world, the characters in this book are flawed They make bad decisions, often behave selfishly, several regret their actions after the fact, a couple could be categorized as borderline insane and some are not very likable, especially the men Readers looking for lovable heroes or heroines that do the right thing and enjoy fairy tale endings, will not find that here What readers will find is lust, greed, envy, infidelity and imperfect characters with glimpses of underlying humanity that actually connects us to them, whether we like it or not The omniscient first person narrator isoften a not so objective observer At times it sounds like a journalist reporting events in a way that is cold and to the point and sometimes it works, and other times we are being told rather than shown, and it doesn t There are stories inside this book that connect well with one another, and then there are shorter vignettes in between that are for the most part clever and funny, but could also easily be eliminated and no one would notice.In the end, this is a well written satire about imperfect characters living imperfect lives, in a wealthy suburb outside of Toronto For some reason Canadians seem to have a special talent for satire and although this author is no Stephen Leacock, she does a an excellent job engaging, amusing and enlightening us with her unconventionally skewed perspective on love, lust and relationships inside the competitive microcosm of this affluent small town suburb and the people who live there


  2. Lisbeth Lisbeth says:

    Clever and wickedly funny I relish a cutting satire and this book is exactly that Well served amongst a clan of wealthy, sexually preoccupied, hugely flawed, yet very real characters Jumping into each other s stories and bedrooms throughout the book, recurring characters often finding themselves in uncomfortably embarrassing situations that you just know aretruth than fiction As title suggests, rather sexually explicit which these days seems to be the norm , but certainly not trash Clever and wickedly funny I relish a cutting satire and this book is exactly that Well served amongst a clan of wealthy, sexually preoccupied, hugely flawed, yet very real characters Jumping into each other s stories and bedrooms throughout the book, recurring characters often finding themselves in uncomfortably embarrassing situations that you just know aretruth than fiction As title suggests, rather sexually explicit which these days seems to be the norm , but certainly not trash or Fifty Shades.Author s style is a bit jarring at times though, very minimalist, almost like she s reporting or you re just sitting with her having tea and a gossipy chat I would ve liked to keep reading Cannot find other books by this author, but hope she writes another soon Brilliantly entertaining, enjoy Lisbeth


  3. Kelly Nicholson Kelly Nicholson says:

    At times hilarious At times poignant Always entertaining Short stories that chronicle the lives of the privileged and shallow denizens of a small affluent town You will feel you know these people and will find yourself rooting for some and despising others Mostly you want to read the sequel.


  4. Cheryl Keates Cheryl Keates says:

    Insightful, Engaging and Hysterically Brilliant There isn t a woman out there that can t relate to one of these stories The author puts a satirical spin on the trials and tribulations of dating and relationships Not only entertaining but thought provoking, inspiring us to reflect just a little deeper when it comes to matters of the heart, our own behaviors and life lessons A must to add to your summer read list Cheryl


  5. Liselott Liselott says:

    Tales of sex suburban lunacy was with its stories like a great bag of pick a mix, so many flavours.Never knew what next chapter was gonna taste like.It wasn t difficult to relate to these stories and if it wasn t Toronto it could have been London or any other suburb with its divorcees,middle aged men or upcoming actors.Hilarious and thought provoking at the same time, it felt like i was there Tales of sex suburban lunacy was with its stories like a great bag of pick a mix, so many flavours.Never knew what next chapter was gonna taste like.It wasn t difficult to relate to these stories and if it wasn t Toronto it could have been London or any other suburb with its divorcees,middle aged men or upcoming actors.Hilarious and thought provoking at the same time, it felt like i was there


  6. Ana Ana says:

    Copy provided by author in exchange for honest review Wow, I really didn t expect to like this book so much You know that feeling when you start reading a debut and pray to God it won t be a waste of your time To be honest, I feel slightly nervous each time I pick a book by an author my friends or I are not familiar with WHY Well,throughout the years I ve learned my time is valuable and I ve spent fair amount of time on books I didn t like Mind you, I m an old fashioned reader, who conti Copy provided by author in exchange for honest review Wow, I really didn t expect to like this book so much You know that feeling when you start reading a debut and pray to God it won t be a waste of your time To be honest, I feel slightly nervous each time I pick a book by an author my friends or I are not familiar with WHY Well,throughout the years I ve learned my time is valuable and I ve spent fair amount of time on books I didn t like Mind you, I m an old fashioned reader, who continues reading a book, though my heart is telling me to DNF it, and call me crazy, but I hate using the word hate when it comes to books..but sometimes it seems inevitable.But this particular book was one hell of a ride I m not familiar with the life in Toronto or it s suburbs, but I guess it s no different to where I come from People are people, they love, they hate, they gossip, they have affairs, they feel sad and cheated, they have kids they love and can t control, best friends they can t count on it could be any of us really, of course if we wanted this and under certain circumstances Well, people in Unionville are sure a jolly bunch Reading their stories was like watching episodes from Desperate Housewives They all seem to have a perfect life, but there comes a time in their lives when they realize it s all really a joke Divorces, affairs, sex, gossiping, sex, tears and laughter, and somesex Welcome to Unionville The writing was really good and though at times it was difficult to follow some of the stories for they introduced too many characters, I really enjoyed it The concept was interesting, but I think I would have enjoyed it evenif the the author decided to follow one story and character Not all of the characters were likeable, but I guess that was the author s intention in the first place, to create a satire and make us laugh at one s flaws Speaking of laughing, there were some stories that made me laugh out loud I really loved the author s humor, fresh and smart, great combination.To sum it up, I really enjoyed this book I think it s the perfect summer read, so in case you re looking for a fun book you ll devour in few hours while having some yummy cocktails on the beach this one is for you


  7. Irina Stoica Irina Stoica says:

    in my opinion, this was a sex and the city meets desperate housewives meets chasmere mafia type of book it had everything sex or the lack of it, the need for a serious relationship and the lack of it, family problems and friendship between women I liked it, in the sense that it was fun to read, it had some really great fragments, funny and witty, but I couldn t fully relate perhaps the mentality of Canadian women in their 40s is not something I know or am used to However, it is a really p in my opinion, this was a sex and the city meets desperate housewives meets chasmere mafia type of book it had everything sex or the lack of it, the need for a serious relationship and the lack of it, family problems and friendship between women I liked it, in the sense that it was fun to read, it had some really great fragments, funny and witty, but I couldn t fully relate perhaps the mentality of Canadian women in their 40s is not something I know or am used to However, it is a really pleasant read, a great insight into themature dating scene


  8. Amoy Amoy says:

    i won this book in a goodreads giveway, i really enjoyed it, the characters were relatable and the stories were mostly funny but not too over the top


  9. Sandra Sandra says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book Extremely cutting and very funny I ve never read anything like this, it s a combination of ChickLit Satire Humour with a terrific bunch of connected stories and recurring characters Nothing is sacred here Everything including sex, marriage, divorce, neighbours, online dating, you name it and it s all up for skewering At times the sex can be quite graphic so not for the faint of heart , but it s always for comic effect and quite hilarious in the end Someone p I thoroughly enjoyed this book Extremely cutting and very funny I ve never read anything like this, it s a combination of ChickLit Satire Humour with a terrific bunch of connected stories and recurring characters Nothing is sacred here Everything including sex, marriage, divorce, neighbours, online dating, you name it and it s all up for skewering At times the sex can be quite graphic so not for the faint of heart , but it s always for comic effect and quite hilarious in the end Someone please make this book into a TV series, it would be so much fun to watch these characters and their charades every week


  10. Dorothy Dorothy says:

    I finished this book in one day It made me laugh out loud on quite a few occasions I have read the other reviews of this book and I can see that some people just didn t understand the short story style it has been written in It is written just like good gossip throughout, which may be an unusual style of writing but I found it to be unique and refreshing Maybe you have to be familiar with Unionville to understand, or maybe there are other towns that are similar Whatever the case, this would I finished this book in one day It made me laugh out loud on quite a few occasions I have read the other reviews of this book and I can see that some people just didn t understand the short story style it has been written in It is written just like good gossip throughout, which may be an unusual style of writing but I found it to be unique and refreshing Maybe you have to be familiar with Unionville to understand, or maybe there are other towns that are similar Whatever the case, this would be an extremely entertaining mini series


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Sex & Suburban Lunacy➢ Sex & Suburban Lunacy Ebook ➨ Author Helen Argiro – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Sex Suburban Lunacy picks up where the fairytale ends and the ever after beginsIn an affluent town just north of Toronto a different kind of suburbanite has emerged Well educated successful Gen X ers Sex Suburban Lunacy picks up where the fairytale ends and the ever after beginsIn an affluent town just north of Toronto a different kind of suburbanite has emerged Well educated successful Gen X ers with a misguided Sex & PDF \ sense of entitlement, an insatiable appetite for luxury goods and a set of lifestyle choices that includes everything from Dr Bernstein diets and recreational drug misuse, to the bizarre antics of the sexually deviant and scandalously promiscuous And in the mix of dating, mating and moral dysfunction you ll meet characters like Nina, forty four, the divorced mother of twins who accidentally stumbles from one mortifying encounter to another in an effort to end a two year long sexual drought Madeline, fifty two, single and stuck in online dating purgatory with a collection of horror stories acquired during her quest to find true love and join the ranks of the married middle class Jeannie, a forty year old TV producer and single mom with a gifted son, a sexy sadistic lawyer for an ex husband and a gynecologist that is convinced Jeannie is a closet lesbianSo welcome to a place where illicit sex is plentiful, romantic love is as elusive as smoke, and where life is part comedy of communal errors and part tragic milieu of the corrosively ambitious Welcome to the suburbs.


About the Author: Helen Argiro

After graduating from York University with a Double Honours BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, Helen spent seven years in the movie business as a screenwriter and feature film director She has been writing stories since Sex & PDF \ the age of four Tales of Sex Suburban Lunacy is her first book Helen lives in Unionville, Ontario with her dog Capote.


10 thoughts on “Sex & Suburban Lunacy

  1. Dale C Dale C says:

    Sex Suburban Lunacy is an obscure gem, guilty pleasure and farcical satire all rolled into one As the title indicates, there is no shortage of sex in this book, however, it s not flavour of the month mommy porn strung together by bad writing and endless clich s which is what appears to be popular at the moment these days This author can actually write Even the sex which is a difficult thing for even some of the best writers is presented in a way that avoids the formulaic repetition of Sex Suburban Lunacy is an obscure gem, guilty pleasure and farcical satire all rolled into one As the title indicates, there is no shortage of sex in this book, however, it s not flavour of the month mommy porn strung together by bad writing and endless clich s which is what appears to be popular at the moment these days This author can actually write Even the sex which is a difficult thing for even some of the best writers is presented in a way that avoids the formulaic repetition of words and phrases that make so many of the sex themed novels of this past year all sound so painfully unoriginal.This book has no one single plot line, but rather the common thread of experience of mature mostly female characters stumbling through dating, sexual encounters and relationships gone off the rails We are reading connected stories with recurring characters after all, but the book none the less holds our interest because of the narrator s sharp, salacious, and occasionally shocking observations The power of description can be charming or cruel, sympathetic or sarcastic and we never know for sure what we re really in for until we re a page or three into the story The common denominator is the author s mordant sense of humour which is usually delivered via character dialogue and had me, on several occasions, laughing out loud Like people in the real world, the characters in this book are flawed They make bad decisions, often behave selfishly, several regret their actions after the fact, a couple could be categorized as borderline insane and some are not very likable, especially the men Readers looking for lovable heroes or heroines that do the right thing and enjoy fairy tale endings, will not find that here What readers will find is lust, greed, envy, infidelity and imperfect characters with glimpses of underlying humanity that actually connects us to them, whether we like it or not The omniscient first person narrator isoften a not so objective observer At times it sounds like a journalist reporting events in a way that is cold and to the point and sometimes it works, and other times we are being told rather than shown, and it doesn t There are stories inside this book that connect well with one another, and then there are shorter vignettes in between that are for the most part clever and funny, but could also easily be eliminated and no one would notice.In the end, this is a well written satire about imperfect characters living imperfect lives, in a wealthy suburb outside of Toronto For some reason Canadians seem to have a special talent for satire and although this author is no Stephen Leacock, she does a an excellent job engaging, amusing and enlightening us with her unconventionally skewed perspective on love, lust and relationships inside the competitive microcosm of this affluent small town suburb and the people who live there

  2. Lisbeth Lisbeth says:

    Clever and wickedly funny I relish a cutting satire and this book is exactly that Well served amongst a clan of wealthy, sexually preoccupied, hugely flawed, yet very real characters Jumping into each other s stories and bedrooms throughout the book, recurring characters often finding themselves in uncomfortably embarrassing situations that you just know aretruth than fiction As title suggests, rather sexually explicit which these days seems to be the norm , but certainly not trash Clever and wickedly funny I relish a cutting satire and this book is exactly that Well served amongst a clan of wealthy, sexually preoccupied, hugely flawed, yet very real characters Jumping into each other s stories and bedrooms throughout the book, recurring characters often finding themselves in uncomfortably embarrassing situations that you just know aretruth than fiction As title suggests, rather sexually explicit which these days seems to be the norm , but certainly not trash or Fifty Shades.Author s style is a bit jarring at times though, very minimalist, almost like she s reporting or you re just sitting with her having tea and a gossipy chat I would ve liked to keep reading Cannot find other books by this author, but hope she writes another soon Brilliantly entertaining, enjoy Lisbeth

  3. Kelly Nicholson Kelly Nicholson says:

    At times hilarious At times poignant Always entertaining Short stories that chronicle the lives of the privileged and shallow denizens of a small affluent town You will feel you know these people and will find yourself rooting for some and despising others Mostly you want to read the sequel.

  4. Cheryl Keates Cheryl Keates says:

    Insightful, Engaging and Hysterically Brilliant There isn t a woman out there that can t relate to one of these stories The author puts a satirical spin on the trials and tribulations of dating and relationships Not only entertaining but thought provoking, inspiring us to reflect just a little deeper when it comes to matters of the heart, our own behaviors and life lessons A must to add to your summer read list Cheryl

  5. Liselott Liselott says:

    Tales of sex suburban lunacy was with its stories like a great bag of pick a mix, so many flavours.Never knew what next chapter was gonna taste like.It wasn t difficult to relate to these stories and if it wasn t Toronto it could have been London or any other suburb with its divorcees,middle aged men or upcoming actors.Hilarious and thought provoking at the same time, it felt like i was there Tales of sex suburban lunacy was with its stories like a great bag of pick a mix, so many flavours.Never knew what next chapter was gonna taste like.It wasn t difficult to relate to these stories and if it wasn t Toronto it could have been London or any other suburb with its divorcees,middle aged men or upcoming actors.Hilarious and thought provoking at the same time, it felt like i was there

  6. Ana Ana says:

    Copy provided by author in exchange for honest review Wow, I really didn t expect to like this book so much You know that feeling when you start reading a debut and pray to God it won t be a waste of your time To be honest, I feel slightly nervous each time I pick a book by an author my friends or I are not familiar with WHY Well,throughout the years I ve learned my time is valuable and I ve spent fair amount of time on books I didn t like Mind you, I m an old fashioned reader, who conti Copy provided by author in exchange for honest review Wow, I really didn t expect to like this book so much You know that feeling when you start reading a debut and pray to God it won t be a waste of your time To be honest, I feel slightly nervous each time I pick a book by an author my friends or I are not familiar with WHY Well,throughout the years I ve learned my time is valuable and I ve spent fair amount of time on books I didn t like Mind you, I m an old fashioned reader, who continues reading a book, though my heart is telling me to DNF it, and call me crazy, but I hate using the word hate when it comes to books..but sometimes it seems inevitable.But this particular book was one hell of a ride I m not familiar with the life in Toronto or it s suburbs, but I guess it s no different to where I come from People are people, they love, they hate, they gossip, they have affairs, they feel sad and cheated, they have kids they love and can t control, best friends they can t count on it could be any of us really, of course if we wanted this and under certain circumstances Well, people in Unionville are sure a jolly bunch Reading their stories was like watching episodes from Desperate Housewives They all seem to have a perfect life, but there comes a time in their lives when they realize it s all really a joke Divorces, affairs, sex, gossiping, sex, tears and laughter, and somesex Welcome to Unionville The writing was really good and though at times it was difficult to follow some of the stories for they introduced too many characters, I really enjoyed it The concept was interesting, but I think I would have enjoyed it evenif the the author decided to follow one story and character Not all of the characters were likeable, but I guess that was the author s intention in the first place, to create a satire and make us laugh at one s flaws Speaking of laughing, there were some stories that made me laugh out loud I really loved the author s humor, fresh and smart, great combination.To sum it up, I really enjoyed this book I think it s the perfect summer read, so in case you re looking for a fun book you ll devour in few hours while having some yummy cocktails on the beach this one is for you

  7. Irina Stoica Irina Stoica says:

    in my opinion, this was a sex and the city meets desperate housewives meets chasmere mafia type of book it had everything sex or the lack of it, the need for a serious relationship and the lack of it, family problems and friendship between women I liked it, in the sense that it was fun to read, it had some really great fragments, funny and witty, but I couldn t fully relate perhaps the mentality of Canadian women in their 40s is not something I know or am used to However, it is a really p in my opinion, this was a sex and the city meets desperate housewives meets chasmere mafia type of book it had everything sex or the lack of it, the need for a serious relationship and the lack of it, family problems and friendship between women I liked it, in the sense that it was fun to read, it had some really great fragments, funny and witty, but I couldn t fully relate perhaps the mentality of Canadian women in their 40s is not something I know or am used to However, it is a really pleasant read, a great insight into themature dating scene

  8. Amoy Amoy says:

    i won this book in a goodreads giveway, i really enjoyed it, the characters were relatable and the stories were mostly funny but not too over the top

  9. Sandra Sandra says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book Extremely cutting and very funny I ve never read anything like this, it s a combination of ChickLit Satire Humour with a terrific bunch of connected stories and recurring characters Nothing is sacred here Everything including sex, marriage, divorce, neighbours, online dating, you name it and it s all up for skewering At times the sex can be quite graphic so not for the faint of heart , but it s always for comic effect and quite hilarious in the end Someone p I thoroughly enjoyed this book Extremely cutting and very funny I ve never read anything like this, it s a combination of ChickLit Satire Humour with a terrific bunch of connected stories and recurring characters Nothing is sacred here Everything including sex, marriage, divorce, neighbours, online dating, you name it and it s all up for skewering At times the sex can be quite graphic so not for the faint of heart , but it s always for comic effect and quite hilarious in the end Someone please make this book into a TV series, it would be so much fun to watch these characters and their charades every week

  10. Dorothy Dorothy says:

    I finished this book in one day It made me laugh out loud on quite a few occasions I have read the other reviews of this book and I can see that some people just didn t understand the short story style it has been written in It is written just like good gossip throughout, which may be an unusual style of writing but I found it to be unique and refreshing Maybe you have to be familiar with Unionville to understand, or maybe there are other towns that are similar Whatever the case, this would I finished this book in one day It made me laugh out loud on quite a few occasions I have read the other reviews of this book and I can see that some people just didn t understand the short story style it has been written in It is written just like good gossip throughout, which may be an unusual style of writing but I found it to be unique and refreshing Maybe you have to be familiar with Unionville to understand, or maybe there are other towns that are similar Whatever the case, this would be an extremely entertaining mini series

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