This book contains many vulgar nude pictures of women and sexually explicit language. It would not deserve to get an R rating if it were a motion picture.
With so many things worthy of parody, why would a photographer bother with creating a low-quality set of images and sexual fantasies? Obviously, the thrill of "fooling" the media into thinking this was on the level must have been high. But viewing and reading this book won't do much for you.
This is a joke book, a joke on those who thought it was a "serious" publishing effort revealing someone's sex life and relationships from the 1970s. It has parody written all over it, in case anyone bothered to look closely. For example, the book says that the author has kept in touch with all of the women and they gave permission for him to portray them. First, that would never happen. Second, several images indicated that the person had died many years ago or could not be found, so obviously no permission was available on those. Third, Casanova in his wildest dreams was never this appealing to women.
The book contains a series of nude and partially clothed photographs of women the author supposedly slept with. Each one is accompanied by a fictitious account of the sexual and personal relationships involved. Most of these contain ridiculous fantasies about relations in public places, inappropriate places, and with inappropriate people. There was not a single paragraph in the book that is worth reading. They are just parody put-downs of the women involved.
The photographs are deliberately done to appear inept, to mimic what a poor quality amateur photographer would have done. The images are small, poorly framed, badly lit, and printed badly.
What can I say in praise of the book? Well, in a few of the photographs, the backgrounds were constructed to be fairly authentic in portraying 70s artifacts.
If you enjoy the hoax involved, that's great, but enjoy it without reading the book.
By the way, the hoax should get a five-star rating. To pull that off with something this obviously a parody is pretty remarkable.
After you think about the book's concept, I suggest that you think about where else we take the printed page too seriously. Be cautious about what you believe!
Look for beauty in well-photographed books.