Raven: My Year of Dating Dangerously
Monica Porter

Raven: My Year of Dating Dangerously

Journalist Monica Porter , a sixty-year-old grandmother, thinks her sex life is finished for good when she is ditched by her long-term partner. But then she goes online and discovers that far from being over the hill,  her age acts like an aphrodisiac on hordes of highly-sexed young men she meets on dating websites. These contenders are up to forty years her junior, and they all have fantasies about ‘hot older women’.

So she throws caution to the wind as she embarks on one exciting (and dicey) assignation after the other, having the wildest time of her life. Naturally her sons would be horrified at the risks she takes, as well as toe-curlingly embarrassed by her escapades with men younger than themselves. But that’s all right; she has no intention of telling her offspring. (She does, however, have an unexpected and unusual confidante in her wise daughter-in-law Sara, who can’t help but worry about Monica’s ‘adventures’.)

But there is another hazard to consider…not to her physical being, but to her psyche. Gradually her year of dating dangerously affects her entire outlook on relationships with men…and not in a good way. How will it all end? And will it have been worth the price?

Witty, funny and full of thoughtful observations about men, sex, relationships and human desire, Monica Porter’s ‘yummy grand-mummy’ memoir is the first of its kind and will shock many readers. Some will disapprove of her lifestyle choice, but most will cheer her gung ho spirit and secretly envy her hit rate with London’s cool young dudes.

Book Details:

  • Author: Monica Porter
  • Published Year: 2014
  • Rights Sold
    • UK: Head of Zeus

Monica Porter

Monica Porter has been a London-based journalist for nearly forty years. Her articles have appeared in national newspapers including The Times, Sunday Times, Financial  Times, Guardian, Daily Telegraph, Daily Express, The Stage and the Jewish Chronicle. Throughout the 1990s she was a feature writer on the Daily Mail, for which paper she continues to write the long-running column Missing and Found. The magazines she has written for include Reader’s Digest, Saga Magazine, Business Life, The London Magazine, Good Housekeeping, Woman’s Own and Psychologies. Born in Buda...
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Book Reviews

  • "A sensation."
    Daily Mail
  • "A racy account of a sixty-something’s sexual exploits."
    The Guardian
  • "Monica Porter has kicked up a storm. Good on her."
    Evening Standard
  • "Thrills, dangers, controversy… Zeitgeist-shifting."
    Forbes
  • "Eye-watering."
    Julie Burchill
  • "Shocking. Refreshing. Admirable."
    Daily Mail
  • "Admirably frank and unapologetic."
    Mail on Sunday