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One of Glamour’s Best Books of 2020

Popular podcast host and personal finance expert Lindsay Goldwert explores what professional dominatrixes can teach us about confidence, power, and happiness.

Imagine, for a moment, a world where the usual power dynamic is turned on its head. Where women not only stop apologizing, but seize - and enjoy - control. This is the quickly mainstreaming world of BDSM (bondage, discipline, sadism, masochism) - and it has a lot to teach women about empowerment, negotiation, open-mindedness, and more. Journalist Lindsay Goldwert, intrigued by this seismic cultural shift, traveled across the United States to meet the stars of the subculture, who spoke frankly with her about their lives and work. 

In “lively, funny, thoughtful channeling of wisdom” (Sara Benincasa, author of Real Artists Have Day Jobs), these Alpha women show you how you can reset the power dynamic in any situation to get what you want - whether it’s from a husband, a boss, or partner. They share strategies for revolutionizing not only your sex life, but your career, your relationships, and most importantly, your inner foundations. 

With bondage gear popping up on the big screen, the runway, the red carpet, and in celebrity lingerie lines, BDSM is officially moving out of the dungeon and into the sun. Let Bow Down help you learn how to use it.

“Whether your fantasies lie in the bedroom or the boardroom, Lindsay will give you the courage to go forth and dominate.” (Sarah Cooper, author of How to Be Successful Without Hurting Men’s Feelings). 

©2020 Lindsay Goldwert (P)2020 Simon & Schuster Audio

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  • Pamela Palmarini
  • 2020-03-02

AMAZING INSPIRATIONAL BEAUTIFULLY CRAFTED BOOK

I loved the humor, honesty, strength, spirit, heart and intention of this book!! The narrator was perfect!! I am buying copies for a three of my girls, because I want them to see themselves stronger and more worthy than I have seen myself. The author really touched upon perspectives that are so true for me, and I truly appreciate her courage to write this book. I will listen to it on Audible again and again!! In fact, I am cuing it up again, as soon as I finish this review! I cannot recommend this book enough... Now, I have to put some of the lessons into action for myself... starting with creating a “Code of Ethics and Conduct’ for myself, and those in my life... Enjoy!!

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  • Marty
  • 2020-02-19

Chapter 12 Alone is Worth Owning This Book

The writing is concise and informative; the overall story is engaging and the ideas are not necessarily groundbreaking, but they are eye opening in the simplicity with which Lindsay and her sources have presented them. Buy this book if you have ever said “I’m sorry” for no damn good reason, or if you have ever settled for less than you wanted because you were afraid to upset someone by asking for more.

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  • Thelma Perry
  • 2020-06-29

Informative

Learned a lot. Very easy to understand. I like to No BS approach, helps to make the point.

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  • Steve
  • 2020-04-24

well worth the listen

this was a good book very informative interesting and held my attention I would recommend this is a good read

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  • Kathleen M Johnson
  • 2020-03-18

Empowering

Honestly written!
Amazing truths that touches your core. I’m listening to this again, everyday if I have to . I am more and strong for it! Thank you.

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  • Nikki
  • 2020-02-14

Excellent

One of the best books for Dommes I've read. I loved it. I highly recommend

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  • Tina C Outlaw
  • 2021-03-22

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narrator was so unenthusiastic. book was great. get your power back. good life lessons. good read

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  • Jen H
  • 2021-03-15

Great book!

I am currently listening to it a third time. Great resource for finding your inner Domme:)

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-11-06

Absolutely loved it

What "should" be brushed under that table or shouldn't be said because it would bring us power... in our own right. Who are you? What do you want? How can we get respect by respecting ourselves?

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  • Amanda Balch
  • 2020-10-09

Loved it!

The book was packed with useful information for a sexually shy wife, I enjoyed dominance in our relationship before but it helped me to understand more deep meaning.