Therese Oneill - Unmentionables: The Victorian Lady's Guide to Sex, Marriage, and Manners

Saturday, September 9, 2017 - 7:00pm

Therese Oneill

Unmentionables:The Victorian Lady's Guide to Sex Marriage, and Manners  

Author Talk

Saturday, September 9 at 7 p.m.

UNMENTIONABLES is your hilarious, illustrated, scandalously honest (yet never crass) guide to the secrets of Victorian womanhood, giving you detailed advice on: 

What to wear 
Where to relieve yourself 
How to conceal your loathsome addiction to menstruating 
What to expect on your wedding night 
How to be the perfect Victorian wife 
Why masturbating will kill you 
And more 

Irresistibly charming, laugh-out-loud funny, and featuring nearly 200 images from Victorian publications, UNMENTIONABLE will inspire a whole new level of respect for Elizabeth Bennett, Scarlet O'Hara, Jane Eyre, and all of our great, great grandmothers. 

(And it just might leave you feeling ecstatically grateful to live in an age of pants, super absorbency tampons, epidurals, anti-depressants, and not-dying-of-the-syphilis-your-husband-brought-home.)


Therese Oneill lives in Oregon and writes humor and rare history articles for many different popular outlets, including Mental Floss, The Week, The Atlantic, and Jezebel. She lives with her husband and children near Portland. She can be found online at where she runs a popular history and narrative blog.


Event address: 
180 North 8th Street
Boise, ID 83702
Unmentionable: The Victorian Lady's Guide to Sex, Marriage, and Manners Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316357913
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little Brown and Company - October 25th, 2016