Lover of the Fancy

Early C20th American culture and dissent

Women on Top
Nancy Friday


Nancy Friday’s sexually and socially empowering international bestsellers My Secret Garden and Forbidden Flowers revealed that women possess erotic imaginations at least as inventive and powerful as those of men. Women on Top looks at a new generation of women and asks: what are women’s sexual fantasies today? How have they responded to the changes brought about by feminism, and the sexual freedom it provided? In a world wallpapered with erotic images, but which still denies them full sexual freedom, women are more determined than ever that they’ll be ‘nice girls’ no longer. Explicit, iconoclastic, often shocking, these erotic stories – angry, lustful, tender and dark – blow apart the old social and sexual taboos.

Paperback, 544pp
Arrow Books, 1993 (1991)
ISBN 9780099462392