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Wednesday Martin is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Primates of Park Avenue, which has been optioned as a feature film by MGM, and Stepmonster. She has appeared on the Today Show, Good Morning America, Nightline, Dr. Oz, CNN, NPR, NBC News, BBC Newshour, and Fox News. Her writing has been featured in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Time, Psychology Today, The Times, The Daily Telegraph, Harper's Bazaar, and The Observer. Wednesday studied anthropology at the University of Michigan and earned her doctorate in comparative literature and cultural studies, with a focus on anthropology, from Yale. She taught cultural studies and literature at Yale and The New School for Social Research. Wednesday lives in New York City with her husband and their two sons.


`Great fun ... Martin is a lively, witty and engaging writer ... She moves seamlessly between suburban housewives, "rock star" academics, macaque monkeys, and indigenous tribes. Her narrative is studded with surprises and even some cliffhangers ... Fascinating'

-- Christina Patterson * The Sunday Times *

`The popular myth is that "men stray while women stay", but New York social researcher Wednesday Martin sets out to expose that myopic Western view ... This is a fascinating and surprising book.' FOUR STARS -- Rosie Wilby * The Mail on Sunday *

`A provocative exploration of our biases about promiscuous women, with some psychology, primatology and lit-crit thrown in.'

-- Johanna Thomas-Corr * Evening Standard *

`[Martin] presents compelling food for thought on the very structures upon which our sexual identities are built, and the resistance from science itself that women, at their sexual core, may be more about rollicking adventure than romance and scented candles.'

-- Suzanne Harrington * Irish Examiner *

`Dr Mar-tin sug-gests that if you're strug-gling with dis-sat-is-fac-tion in your re-la-tion-ship, you should com-mu-ni-cate that to your part-ner and ex-plore other op-tions, such as a con-sen-sual re-la-tion-ship with some-one out-side the re-la-tion-ship ... If we're open, hon-est and able to com-mu-ni-cate ef-fec-tively, non-monogamy is-n't all that rad-i-cal.'

-- Georgia Aspinall * Grazia *

`Scientifically literate and sexually cliterate ... an exuberant unfettering of female sexuality that challenges us to `think outside her box.' Viva la Vulva!'

-- Ian Kerner, sex therapist and author of She Comes First

`If you have ever felt different, other, or just weird when it comes to love, sex, or intimacy, read Untrue. Wednesday Martin bulldozes the sexual stereotypes that have silenced women for eons. By bringing the voices of women who love in a range of ways to the surface, she shows us all that it's not us and our desires that are abnormal: it is a system that has constrained and shamed women. I love this book.'

-- Rachel Simmons, co-founder of Girls Leadership and author of Odd Girl Out

`Wednesday Martin understands female sexuality -- from the #MeToo movement and polyamory to women's prehistoric and cultural heritage. She goes far beyond our current psychological understanding of women's infidelity to tell the real story of women's ubiquitous, tenacious, and primordial sexual strategies. And her writing is not only informative, timely, and refreshing but wonderfully engaging. Brava, Wednesday.'

-- Helen Fisher, author of The First Sex and Why We Love

`For centuries, men have been telling the story of female sexuality. Unsurprisingly, it was was riddled with condescension, bias, and sheer ignorance. With Untrue, Wednesday Martin sets the record straight, shining a light on some of the female researchers reshaping our understanding of what turns women on, and why. This is an important story, beautifully told. Highly recommended.'

-- Christopher Ryan, co-author of Sex at Dawn

`A simultaneously frothy and substantive tour of female sexual desire ... An indispensable work of popular psychology and sociology.' (STARRED REVIEW)

* Kirkus *

`Wednesday Martin deconstructs many of the false beliefs that have negatively affected the way women's sexuality is viewed ... This book turns everything we think we know about women and sex completely on its head, essentially undressing the falsehoods of female sexuality to reveal what lies beneath the layers of distortion women operate under.' -- Kerri Jarema * Bustle *

`Chapters cover topics like infidelity, open marriage, polyamory, and even cuckolding to show that women are not the demure, sex-hating bearers of morality that history and long-standing research (by men) would lead us to believe.

-- Kathy Sexton * Booklist *


-- Stephen A Russell * The New Daily *

`Wednesday Martin has torn up the old established manual about how the world believes women view sex and revealed what's really going on ... With this book, a new sexual dawn is breaking.'

* Weekend Sport *

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