Obituary Note: Jane Juska

Jane Juska, whose bestselling 2003 memoir A Round-Heeled Woman: My Late-Life Adventures in Sex and Romance, "followed her from her prudish Midwestern roots to her liberated flings and brought her to Oprah Winfrey and Charlie Rose's television talk shows to tell her story," died October 24, the New York Times reported. She was 84.

After watching Eric Rohmer's film Autumn Tale in 1999 at a theater in Berkeley, Calif., Juska "bought an ad in the personals section of The New York Review of Books. Not wishing to overspend on the ad, she winnowed her piquant message to these memorable words, which cost her $4.55 each: 'Before I turn 67--next March--I would like a lot of sex with a man I like. If you want to talk first, Trollope works for me,' " the Times noted. More than 60 letters arrived and Juska's subsequent encounters formed the basis of the book.

A play based on A Round-Heeled Woman was written by Jane Prowse and performed in several cities. Juska also wrote Unaccompanied Women (2006) and Mrs. Bennet Has Her Say (2015).

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