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Steamy novel by Anais Nin about a young woman with a boring banker husband who goes off on wild sexual adventures, the title has been co-opted by several songwriters as a lyric.

One of the most surrealistically idyllic moments of my life was pushing a shopping cart down the aisles of Shaw's supermarket, looking at the lush fruit and the wide range of international foods, listening to this phrase on the MUZAK, and reflecting that even the most radical hippie thirty years ago would have thought that American capitalism could never have evolved a place so commonplace and yet so beautiful...

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