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Prime: Adventures and Advice on Sex, Love, and the Sensual Years Hardcover – June 26, 2007
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About the Author
Dr. Pepper Schwartz is the industry's leading relationship authority. She has contributed regularly to Glamour and has appeared repeatedly on Oprah, the Today show, and numerous national news shows. She is currently the relationship expert for PerfectMatch.com and a professor of sociology at the University of Washington in Seattle.
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Top Customer Reviews
When I turned 60 everyone was saying it was all over. Pepper has confirmed my belief that a fulfilling sex life is not just for the young of age, but the young of heart as well. For women, love and sex go together like pie and ice cream. Pepper tells us that ice cream can be great all by itself .
Brava, Dr. Pepper!
Pepper jumps directly into the intimacy thing with a suitor first - long before examining lifestyle compatibilty. Then she seems surprised and disappointed that so many of her romances fall apart. Pepper admits to having so many other priorities in her life - (besides taking care of a man) - that she seems to subconsciously target men who are the same way (UNavailable)- and then they just keep "missing" each other. If you want more from a man and a relationship, then you have to give him more of yourself, and make sure he has time for you in return. If all Pepper can handle is a little intimacy once in awhile, while requiring personal space the rest of time, she shouldn't expect to have all the accompanying blossoms and emotional depth that come easier with a manicured, well-maintained love affair.
Is Pepper really a relationship expert?
Well, she's learned a bit about how her relationships DON'T work. The dating advise and her new-found insights she offers isn't bad - but it lacks complexity and real wisdom. Her writing has a warm, personable, but juvenile tone.
Not expert-like...more "novice-like".
All-in-all, the book makes for amusing, light reading...but it's not the comprehensive treatise on dating advise for us mature women that I was hoping for. Basically, it's just PG-rated excerpts from Pepper's diary.
Janice talked so much about Prime, I bought a copy for another cousin, my sister-in-law, neighbor and my 83 year old mother. It is actually a sizzler with relevant advice.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This sad, but supposedly true tale will not inspire. The author describes her youthful years of mindlessly bonking her way around the world having meaningless sex with every... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Reader
This book was written ages ago. For someone going thru a divorce now, it definitely is not worth reading.Published 9 months ago by Puffer
I was excited to read this book as I prefer memoirs and as a social worker I am familiar with Dr. Schwartz's work. I found the book easy to read and the first half quite engaging. Read morePublished on November 30, 2013 by groupworker
I was delighted to read this real life experience written by my cousin, Ron Hall. This is the first time I have heard the whole story of his illness and recovery experiences. Read morePublished on July 11, 2013 by Amazon Customer
As a gynecologist I am expert at giving advice on safe sex, contraception and the hormonal challenges that often sabotage midlife sexual health. Read morePublished on September 7, 2012 by A Gynecologist
Prime caught my attention, because it is written by well known sociologist Pepper Schwartz. Pepper Schwartz states, that men for millenium have been having casual sex and now it... Read morePublished on March 14, 2011 by Sandra
A courageous book. Dr. Schwartz really lays it all out there.
My only reservation: I was troubled at the way her marriage dissolved and the explanation: because she and... Read more
This is a funny and heartfelt book. The author openly talks about her sexuality which is extensive. Read morePublished on July 24, 2010 by S. Minto