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The Abstinence Teacher

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Published by St. Martin"s Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • General,
  • Fiction / General,
  • American Contemporary Fiction - Individual Authors +,
  • Fiction,
  • Fiction - General,
  • Evangelists,
  • Sex educators,
  • Soccer coaches

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages368
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9861892M
    ISBN 100312358334
    ISBN 109780312358334

    Get this from a library! The abstinence teacher. [Tom Perrotta] -- Ruth Ramsey is the human sexuality teacher at the local high school. She believes that pleasure is good, shame is bad, and knowledge is power. Ruth's younger daughter's soccer coach is Tim Mason, who. The New York Times Book Review (in a front-page review) The Abstinence Teacher illuminates the powerful emotions that run beneath the placid surface of modern American family life, and explores the complicated spiritual and sexual lives of ordinary people. It is elegantly and simply written, characterized by the distinctive mix of satire and.


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THE ABSTINENCE TEACHER This was a pointless waste of time. I'm sure Perotta is capable of much more substance, better pacing, events relevant to the story, etc.

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Author Name Perrotta, Tom. Title The Abstinence Teacher. Binding Hardcover. Book Condition Fine. Publisher St. Martin's Press. ISBN Number /. Tom Perrotta’s last book was so foul and awful that I won't even bother to mention its name in this review. It is a shame, because over the last 15 years he has written several excellent novels, including Little Children (), The Abstinence Teacher (), and The Leftovers ().

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In the end, what I wanted was a book about an abstinence teacher's struggle with her school and her local church, with maybe a side-order of romance.

What I got was a romance between two divorcés, one of whom happened to have a job as an abstinence teacher. I wanted something sparky and satirical, but I got something mundane and mediocre/5(57).

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Get this from a library. The abstinence teacher. [Tom Perrotta] -- Ruth Ramsey is the human sexuality teacher at the local high school. Her daughter's soccer coach, Tom Mason, is a former bad boy who hit rock bottom and was saved.

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As Mr. Burroughs himself wisely tells us at the outset of his book: “inoculation is the weapon of choice against virus and inoculation can only be effected through exposure exposure to the pleasures offered under enemy conditions.” [p.

10] To this end, Burroughs. The Abstinence Teacher is at its best when describing the confusion of a generation of parents who often feel that their children’s rebellion palls in comparison to their own. Ruth, for example, embarrasses her children with her sexual outspokenness; they react, in turn, by flirting with : Amy Benfer.

Free download or read online The Abstinence Teacher pdf (ePUB) book. The first edition of the novel was published in January 1stand was written by Tom Perrotta. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Hardcover format.

The main characters of this fiction, religion story are Ruth Ramsey, Tim /5. The New York Times Book Review (in a front-page review) The Abstinence Teacher illuminates the powerful emotions that run beneath the placid surface of modern American family life, and explores the complicated spiritual and sexual lives of ordinary people.

It is elegantly and simply written, characterized by the distinctive mix of satire and /5(62). Ruth Ramsey is the human sexuality teacher at the local high school. Her daughter's soccer coach, Tom Mason, is a former bad boy who hit rock bottom and was saved.

Now a member of the local evangelical Christian church that sees Ruth Ramsey and her sex ed classes as a target, the two become bitter adversaries/5(). Abstinence Education jobs available on Apply to Recovery Coach, Chaplain, Facilitator and more.

A divorced sex ed teacher coerced into teaching about abstinence falls for a born-again soccer coach. “The Abstinence Teacher” kicks off when Ruth Ramsey, a sex-education teacher and divorced mother of two young daughters, makes an offhand remark to her students about oral sex that draws the.

Stonewood Heights is the perfect place to raise children, but amid its good schools and healthy real estate market, a small-town culture war is brewing. The Abstinence Teacher focuses on two divorced parents who become adversaries in the mess: Ruth Ramsey is the human sexuality teacher at the local high school who believes that 'pleasure is good, shame is.

The Abstinence Teacher - The Abstinence Teacher audiobook, by Tom Perrotta Stonewood Heights is the perfect place to raise children, but amid its good schools and healthy real estate market, a small-town culture war is brewing.

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