This book explores the psycho-cultural concepts of beauty, jealousy, and sexuality (amongst others). To be quite direct, it's worth the buy, but be skeptical. It is too easy to fall into Nancy Friday's slightly distorted thinking patterns. I think that any good Friday-fan would agree that sometimes, the lady is just not all right in the head. If you have read My Mother/My Self and would like to do some follow-up growth work, this is a good place to start. Friday makes some extremely interesting theories that make a great deal of sense. The only problems with this book are that, like always, Nancy Friday seems to think that her experiences are the norm and every female is the same as her, and that she is way too incoherent with her constant flashbacks to her exhibitionistic youth. All of these flashbacks lead me to believe that, perhaps, she is still expressing her exhibitionistic side through her work to her readers. And we, the "good girls" are going to again accept her and reseal the symbiotic bond (see what an impact My Mother/My Self has made??!!?!?) Well, it's true, anyways. The book is not coherent and can lead you into thinking that everyone is as Nancy Friday describes. BUT, if you are into Friday and liked My Mother/My Self, buy this book. She makes too many good points somewhere in her rambling for you to miss it! It will open your eyes even more--this time more in the way of psychosocial taboos. to sum it all up: if you did not like My Mother/My Self, you certainly won't like this one. If you did like it, you probably will. It is only to those readers that I would recommend this book. With this recommendation I give the suggestion: READ THIS BOOK WITH AN OPEN MIND, BUT NOT SO OPEN THAT YOUR BRAINS FALL OUT!!