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Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams (April 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0810989026
  • ISBN-13: 978-0810989023
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 6.3 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #556,580 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author


Alexandra Lydon, originally from Boston and a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, is currently a Los Angeles-based actress who has appeared on 24, Prison Break, CSI, Desperate Housewives, and House.
 
Laura Kindred, raised in Greater Boston and also a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, is currently a fashion writer and Senior Site Editor for a California-based fashion company.  She previously served as Copy Director at Ralph Lauren.

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I will be buying copies for all of my close friends.
LeendaDLL
I think the problem is that these essays work better as spoken word performances, because as plain essays they fall flat.
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This was a really good book and was very easy to read.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Crabigail Cassidy TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on June 27, 2010
Format: Paperback
Spoiler Alert: If you are uncomfortable reading about sex or just downright offended by frank accounts of sex/sexual acts, this book is not for you.

This book is a compilation authored by a variety of comedic people and writers who look back upon their most embarassing and/or crummy sexual experiences. Regardless of your sexual orientation, you will walk away laughing and possibly thinking 'Man, I thought I heard it all'. Extremely well-written by people who are comfortable and honest about their sexuality and experiences, this book is hilarious. It seemingly runs the gamut between quirky encounters, blind dates, extended dating 'with benefits', oddball first dates, and sexually crossing the line.

One of my favorite entries was by a man who assumed he was gay because he kissed another guy. He immediately proclaims to his liberal family(who coincidentally happen to be very supportive) that he is a member of the rainbow coalition. Self-labeled as gay for a number of years, he goes through the awkward process of trying to be gay but never having it work out right. His crazy account of his gay experiences is counter-balanced by his physical attraction to women and his lack of interest sexually in men.....duh? The process of figuring this out and coming out as a heterosexual (with a few disasters thrown in) is insane and funny. Another really good entry involves urinary incontinence and flatulence on a first date.

While some of the stories may be funnier than others, I don't think there was a dud in this collection. This was a really good book and was very easy to read. Additionally, the writers/editors supplied a glossary of sexual slang for the uninformed.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By LeendaDLL on April 30, 2010
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A fun to read collection of comedic sexual horror stories! It made me feel better, well... less stupid, for some of the idiotic choices I've made and situations I've gotten myself into because, clearly, I am not alone.

It was also nice to read about people who found themselves in terrible and/or embarrassing predicaments but still didn't take action to get out of them right away for any number of stupid reasons (guilt, drunk, unable to speak up, morbid curiosity...). I thought that was just me too.

Reading this book made me REALLY want to see the stage show. I will be buying copies for all of my close friends.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Charles Morgan on June 4, 2010
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This is mostly written by comedians. Must say, I skipped the section on physical mutilation.

Seriously, it is famously hard to write about good sex, as London has annual awards for the worst sex writing of the year, but disastrous sex is perhaps easier to get down on paper!
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I had to purchase this book for my bookclub, so it is not a title I would normally pick up. That being said, I was prepared for it to be hilarious because one of the members raved about how funny it was. Bottom line: it was not.

I'll admit it had some amusing moments, which is why I gave it 2 stars, but not enough to for me to find this book a laugh-a-minute instead of just plain sad. I felt bad for these people and their experiences.
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