Assuming the author didn't just make up these characters, and the variations in tone would imply that this is not the case, I was left wondering exactly how he met these women. There is no attempt at (social) scientific method or any other socially redeeming quality, this book just good, smutty fun, and a useful reminder of the almost infinite variety of human desire. While I found some of the women on the fringe and the interviews to be very sexually graphic, I came away with a much deeper understanding of how to seduce a woman in the bedroom.
I would guess through ads in alternative news weeklies, swingers' magazines, etc. Louis went out and asked the questions all of us want to hear from women, and he came up with some USEFUL stuff.
Guided by Holly Welker's impressive editorial skills--a rare combination of the scholarly and the literary--the essayists in this volume will reach readers who were looking for the more complicated content behind brief statements of LDS faith, who previously may have felt alone in some of their nonconforming experiences, and who, perhaps sitting in the pews instead of standing at the microphone, will feel like their voices are heard through this book. of Illinois Press has added yet another landmark publication in the field of Mormon studies.
Learn more Pitched in tone somewhere between a Cosmo Quiz and one of the raunchier Salon columns, this is a fun book and very difficult to put down once you pick it up.
The author makes a point of asking each interviewee the fastest way to get her into bed.
I'm still thinking about many of the points and feelings the essays raised; that is the power of the narrative in these pages. In choosing contributors who are straight, gay, single, married, divorced, ethnically dissimilar, and in various stages of belief, Welker avoids the trap of promoting an agenda, and instead presents a fascinating and objective view of Mormon marriage and culture, one that both reflects and resonates with the larger LDS community.
Ever wonder how those beaming brides posing outside the LDS temple really feel? Finding herself single and in her 30’s, Naomi Watkins realizes she has no contingency plan.
Learn more "Reading this collection of intimate, intelligent, and terribly interesting essays is an exercise in empathy that truly ought to be considered required reading to the 21st century Latter-day Saint seeking to truly mourn with those that mourn, and comfort those that stand in need of comfort.
Cognitive scientist and public intellectual Steven Pinker urges us to step back from the gory headlines and prophecies of doom, and instead, follow the data: In seventy-five jaw-dropping graphs, Pinker shows that life, health, prosperity, safety, peace, knowledge, and happiness are on the rise.