Jane Juska Message Board
Mary Jo Harper posts on 1/21/2006 1:52:11 PM
and I was just overjoyed. I just turned 65 and am still not a rretired teacher...only 1 more year...but you are so brilliant, brave, and oh so inspirational. I could relate to all of it...the raising of my two boys and just feeling like I didn't want to mix in boyfriends that might make my sons feel less-than. I wanted to make sure to give them as much attention as I could. I, too, collapsed on my bed, to rise only to cook dinner and talk a little to them. How could I fit in a man. People don't realize how encompassing teaching is and how you spend so much of your energy on it, there's little left to lead a life. I did sneak in a few things when boys were with dad...a 21 year old fellow teacher when I was 35, too many fellow AA guys. I stopped when Herpes etc became such a deal that I didn't want. So I became a born-again virgin for the last 20 years. Your book inspired me to not give up !
Betty and Helen inspired me right out of my marriage. My ex once was so threated by one of those books, that he threw it in the trash...a lawyer yet ! All of my friends during that time were inspired by them and we all went out and had affairs...it was epidemic. It was difficult doing it alone but at least I was FREE ! So I really thought, forget about it, you are too old. But your book saved me ! Thank you so much. I'll let you know if I get lucky...don't really want to be tied down but to have some relationships and sex...YES !
John Frink posts on 1/3/2006 3:33:20 PM
What is the correct pronunciation of the J-u-s in Juska?
As in Just?
Or, as in Juice?
alex posts on 12/17/2005 2:03:23 PM
i am 35 old male. last week an article about you was published in
a weekend magazine( i live in a country out of usa) and i was amazed to read about you and your book and i felt i must meet you. i'm an educated and interesting person and love grannies. so if you will love to meet me i'll be honored.
please tell me how to pass my e-mail to you
jane juska posts on 9/2/2005 3:58:48 PM
The new book, Unaccompanied Women, will be out next spring/summer. It will answer some of the questions the first book raised. Thanks for your interest.
Danda Everi posts on 6/4/2005 6:05:38 AM
Dear Jane,please write the sequel of your book!
Thank you for your courage, now I'm brave too.
With best wishes
Georgette Golec posts on 6/2/2005 3:58:45 PM
Jane, I've been a widow since age 51, currently 58 married for 25 very good years. Husband was 46 at the time and I have lost a great deal. I have started to read your book and it is making a difference in me. I'm thinking of placing an ad. Everything in your book is so very very good and I am going to start living again. Thank you so very much.
K Andersen posts on 6/1/2005 2:16:15 PM
I was talking to a co-worker of mine about men, and you know how those kind of conversations go. I made a comment about a 'round-heeled woman', and then had to explain to her what I meant. A week later, I was at a garage sale, and a woman was giving away the last few items she had, one of which was this book. I figured it was fate. Today I started to read, and came across an interesting connection I have with the author, we attended the same high school! I had around 94 students in my class, a bit larger than her 32, but there are not that many of us out there! I am only on page 31, but this promises to be a rewarding read, and I will pass the book around to all of my friends as soon as I am done!
Jim Riley posts on 5/24/2005 11:41:26 AM
Jane: Just read your delightful book. I'll be 70 in December and would love to meet you if you're still in the neighborhood. I'm only 6 or 7 blocks away from the Claremont Library (Parker and Dana). Retired from the University 6 years ago and am now a collage artist.
Rob posts on 5/18/2005 3:38:11 PM
I am a 41 year old male residing in NYC.
I watched the CBS program where they had you on and a day after I bought the Book. I was searching for your email address but obviously could not find it.JANE if I may call you by first name, I must say I am a big reader of books and never did I come across a book as good as this one you are just awesome,sexy smart ,seductive and very open minded. I wonder if you read this posts and if so I wonder if you can be emailed.in reading your book i know what your likes and dislikes are and I've got ALL that you like.Rob
Bree posts on 5/15/2005 5:02:42 PM
For Jane and many of her readers, being 60something is history. How about a book from Jane on her take of how sex should, could, or does fit in the picture after reaching the big Seven-oh and beyond?
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