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Dr. Ruth's Guide for Married Lovers Hardcover – August 25, 1992

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The ebullient "Dr. Ruth" broadens her definition of marriage to include those who "live together well, even if they are not legally tied" but are willing to commit themselves to one another sexually. She covers a lot of ground here, in less detail than most reliable sex manuals, but the difference is in the delivery. The book is transcribed from dictation in the voice of the self-proclaimed "Grandma Chickensoup," who has become familiar to millions through radio and television. She dispels popular mythology ("there are still lots of virgin honeymooners"), and she is funny ("if just completing the sex act is a challenge, don't try it on a waterbed"), techniques which are therapeutic in themselves. This book will appeal to her already wide audience and may attract others as well. Suzanne Druehl, Little Rock P.L., Ark.
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 334 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Value Publishing; Revised edition (August 25, 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0517631741
  • ISBN-13: 978-0517631744
  • Product Dimensions: 1.1 x 6.3 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,239,248 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Born in Germany in 1928, I was sent to a children's home in Switzerland at the age of ten which became an orphanage for most of the German Jewish students who had been sent there to escape the Holocaust. At 17 I went to Israel where I fought for the country's independence as a member of the Haganah, the Jewish freedom fighters. I then moved to Paris where I studied at the Sorbonne and taught kindergarten. I immigrated to the U.S. in 1956 and obtained my Masters Degree in Sociology from the Graduate Faculty of the New School of Social Research. In 1970, I received a Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) in the Interdisciplinary Study of the Family from Columbia University Teacher's College.
My work at Planned Parenthood is what prompted me to further my education in human sexuality by studying at New York Hospital-Cornell University Medical Center.
My TV show Sexually Speaking first aired in 1980 as a 15-minute taped show, which then increased in popularity and became a nationally syndicated radio show.
In recent years, I have made regular appearances on the PBS Television children's show Between the Lions as "Dr. Ruth Wordheimer" in a parody of my therapist role, in which I help anxious readers and spellers overcome their fear of long words.
Currently I am an Adjunct Professor at N.Y.U. and an Associate Fellow of Calhoun College at Yale University, where I teach a course on the American family. I am also a Fellow of Butler College at Princeton University, where I will teach a course on the Jewish family. In addition to having my own private practice I am a fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine and frequently lecture at universities across the country.

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By dj on July 8, 2015
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Just didn't enjoy content but was in great shape! Thanks
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