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Revolution in the Garden
Publisher: Silverback Books
"Women didn’t have orgasms. Not officially. Not in 1922, the year I was born." It may sound strange now, but Dell Williams can remember a time when women’s sexual pleasure was largely nonexistent. She was nearly 50 before she worked up the courage to purchase a vibrator – an awkward and humiliating experience that left her scarred and shamed for years.
The incident prompted Dell to leave her high-paying executive job and start Eve’s Garden - now an internet-driven, mail-order adult toy business which has blossomed into a world-renowned retail boutique.
Dell Williams' autobiography is a first-hand account of what it was like in the liberation trenches of the sexual and feminist revolutions. Her story begins as a free-spirited singer, actress, artists’ model and writer during the 1930’s and 40’s, continues with her rise to become one of the first successful female advertising executives in NYC and her subsequent involvement in the burgeoning women’s movement. By then middle-aged and considered well past her prime, Dell surprised everyone (including herself) by experiencing a life-changing sexual awakening at age 50. Dell’s realization of her own sexual potential finally culminated with the establishment of the legendary Eve’s Garden – now a haven for both women and men seeking greater sexual fulfillment.
Dell’s story is one of professional success, spiritual triumph and unbridled spirit. Revolution in the Garden is a roadmap for female empowerment, and will no doubt join the ranks of The Second Sex and The Feminine Mystique as one of the great feminist anthems of our time.