“An investigation into unbridled female desire.” ~Elle


"A sexual-awakening romp wrapped in a female-empowerment narrative."

~The Washington Post


"A stunning report ... Readers will be provoked and fascinated by Rinaldi’s forthright memoir of daredevil sexual exploration and self-liberation.” ~Booklist


"She bravely courts our disapproval. But in the end she seduces us with her candor and vulnerability." ~Chicago Tribune


"In a porn-saturated world where, too often, the lens through which we see sex is masculine, her unapologetic account of her search for sexual nirvana is hugely refreshing." ~The Sunday TImes (UK)


"Brutally honest and real." ~The Daily Beast


"Her daring project and avid search for passion is a true page-turner."

~Library Journal


"Rinaldi is skilled at writing about sex." ~The Globe and Mail (Canada)


"A sensitive, intimate, and bold story." ~Kirkus


"A compelling and clever writer, teasing the reader as expertly with her gradually unfolding, origami-style narrative structure as any of her (lavishly detailed) lovers pleasures her." ~Sunday Business Post (Ireland)


"A notable work of self-knowledge." ~Publisher's Weekly


"If you want to read something about somebody who might be a lot like you, somebody who's brave enough to admit that she doesn't always (or even usually) know what she's doing but she does it anyway, somebody who won't preach at you or make you feel like you have it even less together than you do—then you can't NOT read this book."  ~The Amazon Book Review


"A daring and enlightening exploration of sexual identity, marriage, and the search for an authentic self. Rinaldi takes the reader on an enthralling journey, one that will not soon be forgotten. The Wild Oats Project is a rich and essential read." 

~LAURA VAN DEN BERG, author of Find Me


"Robin Rinaldi’s horizontal adventures will make you howl with laughter and cry with recognition—whatever the state of your romantic or sex life. ... Her bravery and introspection are inspiring to anyone who has taken a moment to wonder: Is there more to life than this?"  ~AMY SOHN, author of The Actress


"I loved this brave and inspiring book. Rinaldi rejects middle-aged quiescence in favor of living boldly, sensually, and to the hilt. Would that we all were so brave."

~JULIA SCHEERES, New York Times bestselling author of Jesus Land


"Uniquely chronicles an intelligent woman’s exhilarating pilgrimage into the rest of her life, living as she damn well pleases. And why not? Men have been doing so since the beginning of time. Rinaldi’s memoir is groundbreaking, sexy, and a joy to read."  ~SUZANNE FINNAMORE, author of Split: A Memoir of Divorce


Published in the U.S. by Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus & Giroux. Order here from your favorite bookseller.

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Published in Canada by Penguin Random House. Canadian readers can order it here.