From the Back Cover
The powerfully erotic memoir that inspired the legendary film—with a new afterword by the author's daughter
Niine and a Half Weeks is a true story so unusual, so passionate, and so extreme in its psychology and sexuality that it will take your breath away.
Elizabeth McNeill was an executive for a large corporation when she began an affair with a man she met in a chance encounter. Their sexual excitement depended on domination and humiliation, and as their relationship progressed they played out increasingly dangerous and elaborate variations on that pattern. By the end, Elizabeth had relinquished all control over her body—and her mind.
With a cool detachment that makes the experiences and sensations she describes all the more frightening in their intensity, Elizabeth McNeill deftly unfolds her story and invites you into the mesmerizing and shocking world of Nine and a Half Weeks—a world you won't soon forget.--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
About the Author
Elizabeth McNeill is a pseudonym for Ingeborg Day, author of the memoir Ghost Waltz. She was an editor at Ms. magazine when both books were published. She died in 2011 at the age of seventy.