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The Secret Language of Sleep: A Couple's Guide Hardcover – March 30, 2006
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For mates completely stuck in their Pinching Koala and Tree ways (lots of knee squeezing) or who are avowed Ticket Punchers (plenty of hot toe-on-toe action), Thomas purports to explain what each snuggle means using a mixture of research ranging from hard science to soft tarot, with a sprinkling of survival guides, yoga and ventriloquism thrown in for good measure. -- New York Post
Hugely entertaining and deadpan smart! -- O Magazine, December 2006
Thanks to Thomas's cool dissection of shared sleep strategies and Amelia Bauers' clinical illustrations, you can finally ask with authority, "What happened? Why ... don't you Springloader me anymore?" -- V Magazine
Ultimately, this is the message Thomas wants readers to take from her book: Flexibility and open-mindedness are essential when it comes to sleep poses. Falling into a sleep position rut could prove detrimental not just in a relationship, but in all aspects of one's life. -- The National Post
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Yes, this cute little blue book is funny-- very funny-- but the more you read the more actual insights you'll discover. Well-written and beautifully illustrated, this handy guide should be on every couple''s bed side table (note: one for each side table for Cliffhanger couples).
I enjoyed it immensely and would recommend it to any of my friends who sleep or are considering sleeping in the future. And as a side bonus, this book could come in handy when trying to break up with a partner; simply find your preferred sleep position and explain how his or her position is not compatible with yours.
But, beyond the parody, this book actually does delve into couple dynamics and how these dynamics are represented by the way we sleep - actually sleep - together. And, it pays attention to some of the details that couples may have missed themselves when thinking about how they sleep together; throughout the book, there are examples of the way touch in our sleep. Even when we are separated by distance in many of our sleep poses, there is the presence of touch if only through the touch of toe to toe or back to back.
I highly recommend this book for couples as way to understand AND laugh at the way they sleep together. And, as another reviewer suggested, Cliffhangers should get one for each side of the bed.
A Guide to my Book Rating System:
1 star = The wood pulp would have been better utilized as toilet paper.
2 stars = Don't bother, clean your bathroom instead.
3 stars = Wasn't a waste of time, but it was time wasted.
4 stars = Good book, but not life altering.
5 stars = This book changed my world in at least some small way.
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Sleep, we all do it and many of us love it more than life itself. This book is like the Kama Sutra for sleeping positions, but it goes into greater detail as to the type of person... Read morePublished on February 3, 2014 by Jason Peikoff
This book is an adorable little item of humorously meaningless, baseless commentary I'm not a doctor but I'm pretty sure nobody sleeps alot of these ways and also the diagnoses... Read morePublished on December 30, 2012 by rorkington
The lady and I have gotten several good laughs out of this book. It is well written, thought provoking, and creative. Read morePublished on February 15, 2012 by Russell Yazbeck
I love this! I've bought a couple copies here and there for friends after I got a copy for myself. I love it so much! It's so cute and pretty fun.Published on March 28, 2011 by B. Aguirre