From Publishers Weekly
In a long-winded tome that would have made a much better article, Brown faithfully recounts the trials and tribulations of sticking to a 101-day schedule of once-a-day sex with his wife of 14 years. Work, two young children, illness and other distractions loom, but the couple bravely soldier on. Weekend getaways, a trip to a porn convention and experiments with Viagra amuse, and the Browns' open-minded approach and healthy sense of humor keep things light. The sex isn't uniformly great, of course, but the duo perseveres, discovering better communication and a more adventurous sense of sexuality. Though commendably honest, the book reads more like a well-written diary free of any analysis; lacking conflict and any real story arc, it's a limp read. Virtually all their takeaways-tell your partner what you like, talk about your feelings, don't be afraid to try new things-have been repeated ad nauseum in other, better books (and countless magazine articles).
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"101 straight days of sex between any two people is an impressive feat, but add the elements of encroaching middle age, fourteen years of togetherness, a couple of demanding jobs, and two small and willful children, and that feat becomes something extraordinary. Here, Doug Brown faithfully chronicles the happy consequences of this kind of radical pact, which turn out to be less about reaching sexual heights and more about the power of consistent intimacy to cement all that's good between two people."
—Lauren Dockett, co-author of Facing 30
and Sex Talk
“I laughed so hard tears came to my eyes. And when I finished the book, although I haven't smoked in over a decade, I wanted a cigarette. Doug has hit the mark and done it in a way that appeals to both sexes and many generations. The only problem will be putting down the book long enough to ‘Just Do It’ with the one you love.”
—Barton Goldsmith, Ph.D., MFT, author of Emotional Fitness for Couples
“For their inspired every-day-for-100-days performance, Doug and Annie Brown have earned a place in the Harried Married Parents’ Hall of Fame!”
—Stacie Cockrell, Cathy O’Neill, and Julia Stone, authors of Babyproofing Your Marriage
“If you're one of the millions of couples who are saying, "Gee, how come we're not making love so often any more," you HAVE to read this book. Many of us have thought of taking this journey, but only Doug and Annie have had the guts to do it and the grace to write about it.”
—Mira Kirshenbaum, author of Too Good to Leave, Too Bad to Stay
and When Good People Have Affairs
“Just Do It
is an exciting and hilarious story about a busy couple taking the time to put the passion back into their marriage. It's a fantastic read--very funny, and a touching story. I hope this inspires everyone to rediscover the intimacy in their relationships, even if they don't go to these extraordinary means!”
—Harry Fisch, MD, author of Size Matters
and The Male Biological Clock