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Nancy Friday's Controversial Book My Secret Garden Makes Digital Debut

The Diverse, Five Book Series of Secret Fantasies Published in the 70s First Refuted the 'Good Girl's' Frigid Stereotype

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 05/01/14 -- Before 50 Shades of Gray was a thing, author Nancy Friday opened the floodgates to female fantasy with the publication of her bestselling book My Secret Garden. In 1973, while the hippies were spreading free love and academics were exploring the hidden power of human sexuality, Friday published direct interviews that reveal the depth of women's inner longings. The pivotal manuscript is now available as part of the Female Sexuality Collection, which features five of Friday's seminal works, now in eBook published by RosettaBooks.

"You'll blush, your pulse will race." -- The New York Times

"Delicious...women can share in their sisters' secrets and not feel that they are alone." - LA Times

"Provocative." -- Women's Wear Daily

Friday rode the wave of the sexual revolution and quickly published a sequel, Forbidden Flowers: More Women's Sexual Fantasies in 1975. The Georgia O'Keefe of writers, her books paint a portrait of women's sexuality that flows from daydreams to darker roles. She delves not only into what women imagine, but how women are fulfilled by fantasy.

Jealousy takes an in-depth look at this often destructive emotion through the lens of psychological theory and anecdotal interviews. Published in 1985, Friday had by this time established herself as a writer who tackled intimate issues like the fear of losing power that underlies many close relationships with clarity and frankness.

The New York Times bestselling author returned to the topic of female sexuality in 1991 with Women on Top: How Real Life Has Changed Women's Fantasies. Pulled from letters and audio interviews, the book seeks to track how social changes over the decades affected women's inner erotic lives. The last book to be featured in the Female Sexuality Collection was published in 1996 and is entitled The Power of Beauty. Interviews combined with cultural analysis of such influences as advertising and workplace politics show the ambivalent relationship many women have with their own bodies.

About RosettaBooks: RosettaBooks is the leading independent digital publisher. Its prominent author collections include 52 works of Winston Churchill, 35 titles by renowned science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke, 20 works by Kurt Vonnegut, 12 titles from international bestselling business author Stephen R. Covey and 18 works by Robert Graves, celebrated 20th century English poet, critic, and author of I, Claudius and Claudius, the God. RosettaBooks also publishes eBook lines in collaboration with AARP, Harvard Health Publications and Mayo Clinic. Publisher of ten Kindle Singles, including Ray Bradbury's The Playground, RosettaBooks has launched nine of them to bestseller status. RosettaBooks is an Inc. 500 company, on the exclusive list of the fastest growing private companies in the United States. For more information, please visit RosettaBooks.com and follow the e-publisher on Facebook and Twitter.

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