Confessions of a Reluctant Cougar

Confessions of a Reluctant Cougar

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In Myna Wallin’s second book, a reluctant cougar tells all. She feasts on young men of all kinds, in a world where sex isn’t dirty but love is coated in grime. In this raucous novel, she runs the gauntlet of men, including a narcissistic art history buff, a semiotics professor, a foot fetishist, a jaded brand consultant, a homeless man, and a bisexual mime.

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“Wallin’s merciless wit subverts the Chick Lit genre, cleverly critiquing its man- chasing imperatives and dating cliches . . .It’s refreshing to read Wallin’s tone of ironic detachment from the fantasies that fuel dating-culture stereotypes and manufactured elements of desire in dating narratives such as Sex and the City.”
Canadian Notes & Queries, reviewed by Nyla Matuk

“Do not read Confessions of a Reluctant Cougar in an airport. Glittery pink text shoutsthe title over a photo of a sexy, beribboned stiletto. Men stare. Airports are sexually charged, people-watching havens to begin with and Myna Wallin’s protagonist Olivia would have prowled them like a big cat at a watering hole. Confessions generally reads as a sort of Bushnell, but with a slight smattering of a darker pathos.”
The Globe and Mail, reviewed by Mary-Lou Zeitoun

“Myna Wallin is the four S’s. Sexy, Sassy, Sensual, and Smart. A super vixen of all super vixen’s with the literary and female spirit to back this statement up. Not only does she ooze the four S’s, so does her writing . . . Cougar or not, you need to read not only Confessions of a Reluctant Cougar, but pick up all of Myna’s other works.”
Lipstick Indie, reviewed by Carolina Smart

“With humour and insight, Wallin’s narrator deliberates on the confusing mess that love can be while musing on her current and shaky love affair . . . here it is a call to action, a call for the liberation of the female body.”
Broken Pencil, reviewed by Eric Schmaltz

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