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Wednesday, November 04, 2009

'Service Me Sexually From Three to Seven Times a Day'

John Cheever to Allan Garganus: ‘All I expect is that you learn to cook, service me sexually from three to seven times a day, never interrupt me, contradict me or reflect in any way on the beauty of my prose, my intellect or my person. You must also play soccer, hockey and football.’


The Flying Spaghetti Monster said...

At least he's honest

Totalfeckineejit said...

And probably very lonely

Desmond Swords said...

Cheever's alcoholism had become severe, exacerbated by torment concerning his bisexuality. Still, he blamed most of his marital woes on his wife, and in 1966 he consulted a psychiatrist, David C. Hays, about her hostility and "needless darkness."

After a session with Mary Cheever, the psychiatrist asked to see the couple jointly; Cheever, heartened, believed his wife's difficult behavior would finally be addressed.

At the joint session, however, Dr. Hays claimed (as Cheever noted in his journal) that Cheever himself was the problem:

"a neurotic man, narcissistic, egocentric, friendless, and so deeply involved in [his] own defensive illusions that [he has] invented a manic-depressive wife."

Totalfeckineejit said...

Told you he'd have no friends.

RightWingRocker said...

Three to seven times a day?

That's all??

Get this man some Viagra!