In the world of tangles, knots, and existential crises, Emma Rathbone's "Losing It" offers a hilariously insightful journey into the realm of sex, dating, and the strange rituals we engage in to seek connection. Narrated by the enigmatic Jorjeana Marie, this audiobook with a rating of 2.7/5, invites listeners to embark on a seven-hour and eleven-minute exploration of one woman's quest to shed her virginity at the age of twenty-six, and in the process, perhaps discover her true self.
Our protagonist, Julia Greenfield, finds herself confronted with a rather inconvenient predicament: she's a grown woman who somehow managed to navigate the treacherous waters of college and adult life while still preserving her virginity. It's a conundrum that seems absurdly out of step with the times. After all, sex is supposed to be simple, right? People do it all the time. Yet, here she is, facing the unsettling reality of her untouched status.
Driven by the need for change, Julia decides to take a detour from her stagnant existence and embarks on a sojourn to North Carolina, where she will spend the summer with her enigmatic aunt Vivienne. However, Julia quickly uncovers a baffling secret that leaves her utterly dumbfounded – her fifty-eight-year-old aunt is also a virgin. As the stifling heat of the southern summer breathes down their necks, Julia becomes fixated on unriddling the mysterious circumstances that have led Vivienne to such an extraordinary condition. All the while, she strives to avoid the same fate herself.
Drawing inspiration from the likes of Rainbow Rowell and Maria Semple, "Losing It" presents readers with a cast of offbeat characters and sprinkles humor throughout its pages. It delves into the primal fear that lingers at the corner of our minds – the terrifying notion that we may never find that special someone. Rathbone's work examines the all-consuming desire that can hinder us from attaining our heart's desires and explores the blurry lines between sex and love, as we stumble through the complicated dance of relationships.
Ultimately, "Losing It" is an exploration of the choices we make, or fail to make, and the profound impact they can have on the trajectory of our lives. So, get ready to immerse yourself in an audiobook that blends wit, insight, and a generous dose of vulnerability. Let Jorjeana Marie's captivating voice guide you through this charming and thought-provoking tale, as you listen and reflect upon the complexities of sex, love, and self-discovery.