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Just Do It: How One Couple Turned Off the TV and Turned On Their Sex Lives for 101 Days (No Excuses!) Hardcover – Bargain Price, June 24, 2008
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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
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This long-married couple achieved a magical sort of intimacy they didn't have before the three-month marathon. "We touched more," Doug writes. "Our conversations seemed easier and more lit with honesty. I felt I understood Annie's interior world better than ever, and she felt the same about me."
The book includes frank talk about all sorts of different ways the Browns spiced up their lovemaking, including Brazilian waxes, lingerie, massages, dirty movies, Viagra, yoga and Doug throwing away his comfy but icky sleeping pants. More important was the ever-present good humor and laughter, and the deep affection the two share.
Here's the chapter list:
1. What Will Help Us Cross the Finish Line?
2. I'm Going to Like It
3. Don't Wait for Chemistry
4. Screwing Ourselves Together
5. Nasal Shrapnel
6. Catcalls of the Past
8. The Power of Love
9. The Singing Heart
10. The Common Good
11. The First Move
12. The Reading of the Lists
13. To Bask on the Island of Our Own Creation
14. Making Love in the Afternoon
15. That's Sexcellent
Then the extra stories that occasionally pop up are just a waste of paper. The author also provides too many stories of his poorly behaving children - something I'm sure they will not appreciate in later years.
Although I would recommend that married couples work to find more opportunities to be intimate and push by any 'excuses' that may arise that would prevent them from being intimate. I would not recommend this book beyond it's title - Just Do IT!.
I do recommend the book, Is That All He Thinks About. A much better book.