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The authors of what is now casually referred to as "that nipple book" are back, with more answers to questions "you'd only ask a doctor after your third whiskey sour." Smart, funny, and informative, Why Do Men Fall Asleep After Sex offers answers to questions you may be too embarrassed to ask, like "Does peeing in the shower cure athlete's foot?" and "Can you breastfeed with fake boobs?" We had the opportunity to ask authors Mark Leyner and Billy Goldberg a few questions of our own--read their responses below.
10 Second Preview: An Excerpt
OBLIGATORY PRELUDE TO THE FOREWORD TO THE PROLOGUE TO THE PREFACE OF THE INTRODUCTION
DOES ANYONE READ THIS CRAP?
Okay, so here we go again. . . .
It feels a bit different this time. When we were writing Why Do Men Have Nipples?, we had no idea that anyone (other than our editor, wives, moms, and dads) would read the book. Shows what we know.
Our little nipples book has sold more than a million copies internationally and spent twenty-five weeks (and counting) on the New York Times bestseller list. You have no idea how much we have loved this ride and how much we adore babbling on TV and drive-time radio, and especially in the makeup rooms where we shamelessly flirted with a succession of fantastic makeup artists at all the major networks. (By the way, Mark prefers the spray-on nozzle method, which he likens to being simonized in a car wash.)
But a funny thing happened along the way. We quickly became aware of the fact that wed barely scratched the surface. As we talked to people whod enjoyed our first book, we began accumulating hundreds of new questionssome funny, down-to-earth, exotic, some embarrassing, some perplexing, but always thought-provoking enough that we knew wed have to include them in a brand-new volume.
We realized the gravity of the somber task ahead of us. We felt deputized. We knew we were now bound by honor and a fiduciary duty to you, our readers, to deliver unbiased, unadulterated, thoroughly researched, and unimpeachably factual answers to your questions. Humbled, but galvanized and inspired by the immense challenge that lay before us, we hunkered down in a windowless, antiseptic research cocoon, and made a solemn pledge to produce a new volume that would surpass the original and blaze new trails in the democratization of medical knowledge.Oh please . . . SEQUEL!!!!!!! Here it is . . . Why Do Men Fall Asleep After Sex?
The sequel to 2005's surprise bestseller Why Do Mean Have Nipples?, the latest from writer-physician duo Leyner and Goldberg is immensely readable and educational, but it's also crude and predictable. Like the first volume, this book is set up in a Q&A format, pursuing wisdom both odd ("Do animals commit suicide?") and impolite ("Why do your eyes water when you poop?"). Unfortunately, the hit-or-miss formula is heavier on the misses this time around; many of the questions read like leftovers or magazine filler ("Can you get herpes from a hot tub?" "Why can we still not cure the common cold?" "Why do your ears pop on an airplane?"), while others serve only to debunk urban legends ("Do copper bracelets help with rheumatism?" "Is it true that you cannot die in a dream?"). The strange, quasi-fictitious chapter introductions return, as do transcripts of instant-message exchanges between Leyner and Goldberg, providing a break from the call-and-response format and serving to broaden the lovable doofus personalities of the writers; they also serve to erode the credibility of the authors, whose writing style-rife with bathroom humor and always searching for a punch line-may put off some readers. Though not for everyone, this should make an ideal gift book for fans of the first volume, or any other wiseacres on your list.
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I've learned so much from this book-- my fiance and I always talked about this book every time when we have the chance to read this book in the bathroom. :-D Fun book to read.Published on January 11, 2013 by Heather Aldridge
Not as good as Why Do Men Have Nipples. Some of them are silly, not unknown, etc. But still, a good companion book.Published on November 2, 2012 by AmandaR
I bought this for my Dad for Father Day. He kinda looked at me funny at first because he doesn't really like to read but months later he still tells me little bits and pieces he... Read morePublished on December 18, 2010 by TeamQuinnHQ
This is the sequel to Why Do Men Have Nipples? Hundreds of Questions You'd Only Ask a Doctor After Your Third Martini, and I found it to be just as good as the original if not... Read morePublished on December 11, 2010 by Mark Rice
Very informative, and educational.
is the book full of childish humor? - YES!!! thats why its so great. Read more
I have both "Why do men have nipples?" and "Why do men fall asleep after sex?"
They are interesting and easy to read, since every question is answered in about one page. Read more
I find both this book and "Why Do Men Have Nipples" both entertaining and informative. The blend of silliness and straight-forward answers makes them both ideal reads.Published on January 6, 2009 by Sara R. Schombert
Ok, I was a little on the late train with this read, but my gosh, once I started it I couldn't put it down! Read morePublished on November 25, 2008 by Beach Girl