In a love story that goes to the very heart of male-female relations, Anne O. Faulk updates for the nineties the tale of Lysistrata -- who persuaded the women of Athens to withhold sex from their husbands to end a war. Not since Erica Jong's Fear of Flying has a novel been as stunningly sexy as it is smart. Like millions of American women, Lauren Fontaine, thirty-six-year-old Atlanta financial wizard and single mother, was outraged when the wife of a top government leader committed suicide after enduring years of spousal abuse. Worse, the abuser stayed in office, no blame, no shame. But it was Lauren's brilliant idea to stage a protest that would hit men where they live: no sex. Nada, zip -- until justice was done. A majority of women across America agreed. Then all hell broke loose. The male power structure -- and Lauren's new boyfriend -- are miserable about women holding out. Now someone is using dirty tricks, underhanded tactics, and outright terror to stop Lauren and her movement. The eye-popping results make for the wisest, funniest, and most provocative book you'll read this year. Holding Out is a call to arms you won't soon forget.
Anne O. Faulk is an American financial executive and author. She is currently the CEO at Bibble Inc. Faulk was born in Tennessee and earned an education from the University of Georgia. She is the author of Holding Out and High Flyers.