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Is Sex Necessary?: Or Why You Feel the Way You Do Paperback – Illustrated, November 9, 2004

3.7 out of 5 stars 29 ratings

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“If this book isn’t a minor classic--and one uses the term ‘minor’ only because it is so gorgeously funny and not ponderous enough to be a major--well, one doesn’t know what book is. Let’s compromise and just call it a classic.” (Will Cuppy, New York Herald Tribune)

“One of the silliest books in years, and perfectly lovely. It left this reviewer weak, partially paralyzed, with a writhen face streaming with tears.” (Saturday Review of Literature)

“The joint authors do marvelous figure skating over the thinnest of ice without even fracturing an air bubble. They spoof all the modern psychological and sociological discussions of sex with inexhaustible ingenuity, good humor and good taste.” (New York Herald Tribune)

From the Back Cover

The first book of prose published by either James Thurber or E. B. White, Is Sex Necessary? combines the humor and genius of both authors to examine those great mysteries of life -- romance, love, and marriage. A masterpiece of drollery, this 75th Anniversary Edition stands the test of time with its sidesplitting spoof of men, women, and psychologists; more than fifty funny illustrations by Thurber; and a new foreword by John Updike.

Product details

  • Item Weight : 5.8 ounces
  • Paperback : 208 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0060733144
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0060733148
  • Product Dimensions : 7.84 x 5.78 x 0.51 inches
  • Publisher : Harper Perennial; Illustrated Edition (November 9, 2004)
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    3.7 out of 5 stars 29 ratings