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How to Make Love to Adrian Colesberry Hardcover – Bargain Price, July 16, 2009
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He got a degree in biomedical engineering (painful, true, but only for him). After college, he spent ten years managing manufacturing operations in the pharmaceutical industry where, he is proud to report, he never made any product that could be used to pour gasoline on the raging fire of male insecurity about whether their penises are long enough or thick enough or hard enough or hard enough for long enough or hard enough fast enough or hard enough at the right time enough...
Adrian remembers a golden age when the cure for perceived erectile deficiencies was something called cunnilingus and he believes that those were happier times for men and (especially) for women. Ladies?
In the evenings, after work, Adrian did stand-up comedy, proving once more the age-old formula:
corporate drug manufacturing + time (approx 2 hours) = comedy.
In 2002, he landed a spot on NBC's Late Friday.
After his divorce, Adrian quit his corporate job and found humbler employment as a background extra in film and TV. He didn't get to deploy his college education as an extra, but he did gain a brand new skill set including: dressing himself, arriving at a specific location at a specific time, filling out an employment voucher, shutting up when anyone said, "Rolling!" sitting, standing and walking in lines, both straight and curved.
Adrian highly recommends extra work for reducing your karmic load. The most ambitious monk would be challenged to do less in one day than an extra. It was during his Zen-like retreat into extra-land, that Adrian wrote the dirty, funny, dirty How to Make Love to Adrian Colesberry.
Much of the book was written on a Palm Pilot standing around between takes on such fine films as Aviator and Spiderman 2, and on celebrated TV shows like Boston Legal, ER, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and Entourage in which his back and torso and face have appeared for countable fractions of a second.
An excerpt from an early version of his book was published on Nerve.com. Not his first time out of the gates as a writer, in 1994, he wrote the award-winning Costa Rica: the Last Country the Gods Made.
Top Customer Reviews
What impressed me beyond the humor and the central conceit of the book is that it ultimately acts as small catalog of the wide variety of sexual interests that people have (and illustrates that having one of those interests doesn't negate or lessen any other interest or experience). On top of that, it serves to normalize those feelings, and encourages exploration, experimentation, and the need to be open to new experiences. As Dan Savage would say, it encourages you to be good, giving, and game. It's a testament to Colesberry's talent that he has written a book that does all of that in a charming, funny package.
This book is hilarious. It's exactly what it says it is: a How-To for having sex with Adrian Colesberry - complete with charts & graphs, mathematical formulas and pie charts. A step-by-step guide on sex from this guy's experience & preferences.
You will laugh because it's funny, you'll laugh because it's filthy & in your face (wow, I can't believe he said that!) and you will admire the guy for having the [...]to put it all out there for the world to see. He doesn't hold anything back. Really. Nothing.
Somewhere along the line you will also realize that you just learned something about sex. This book is a very good insight on what and how a man (at least *this* man) thinks about sex and women. And maybe more importantly: what he *isn't* thinking about. Ladies - know that thing that really bothers you about your body/positions/acts/whatever... and how your boyfriend/husband says "it doesn't bother me" but you don't really believe him? Well, it ~really~ doesn't bother him. At least that's what is going through Adrian Colesberry's head.
This guy isn't an egotistical jerk, he's not making himself out to be a god in bed or the Best Ever. He's a regular guy
If you are offended by graphic language then this isn't the book for you: he doesn't mince words, it's right to the point, you will understand very clearly what he is trying to convey. This isn't a book I'm putting up on the bookshelf where my kids could get it.
I'm giving it 5 stars because it is not only funny but I came away with a different outlook on a few things. Plus it's been a week and I'm still talking about the book to everyone!
I seriously loved this book and feel it is a unique masterpiece. It's extremely human and wonderful.
Upon cracking this open, you might think only a man with a huge list of lovers would dare to write such a book. Colesberry, by his count, has had 11 (I would adjust that number, given some information at the end of the book, but I don't want to create a spoiler). So, 11 women, who he breaks down by age, bra size, how he met them and pretty much any other standard you can think of. For, though this is indeed about Colesberry's body, preferences, childhood, emotions, etc., it's just as much about these women's, especially his ex-wife's. He manages to tell the story of his divorce in ways that are humorous, with venom lurking just underneath, and many of the cautionary tales involve her, though others, such as a failed threesome, involve other women. They have names like "The Great One," "The Innocent One," "The Expert" and "The Last One." None of them have invectives or mean names as, well, I'd be wont to do.
Colesberry guides you through pretty much every possible sexual permutation and though this could be clinical, especially in the footnotes we learn about his human foibles, his insecurities that are related to, but not completely about, his penis. That to me is the true genius of this book. We are taught that straight men, overall, have some major likes and dislikes and that for a woman who wants to bed such a man, she should adhere to them.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My friend brought this book along for a girls' weekend at a cabin in the mountains. I started reading it to myself as the other gals chatted, and quickly had to start reading... Read morePublished on March 14, 2011 by Seattle Chick
This is the most delightful book I've read in quite a while. Let's see... he's smart, funny AND good looking? Who WOULDN'T want to make love to Adrian Colesberry? Read morePublished on October 16, 2010 by Blue Agnes
Completely vulgar and way over the top, but truly hilarious! And now I'm fully prepared, should I ever meet Adrian Colesberry....Published on August 25, 2010 by lisa j. mcgonigal
How to Make Love to Adrian Colesberry reads like a very frank, way funny, 208 page, personal ad.
I read it while waiting for my car to get serviced and alternately... Read more
"The bright red cover caught my eye. The title made me smile ("how clever!") and the first sentence I read inside made me laugh out loud in the bookstore. Read morePublished on November 4, 2009 by T. Everett
I loved this book! The writer is incredibly honest and represents an every-day guy view of sex with many different kinds of women. I laughed out loud every few pages. Read morePublished on October 19, 2009 by H. Billings