I just finished this book a moment ago, and for some reason I feel compelled to write a review about it. Here's the lowdown in pros and cons.
* For the most part, I agree with everything the author says about sex and becoming less inhibited toward it. She says it's natural and nothing to be afraid of. It makes you feel good and enhances your relationship with your partner, so why wouldn't you want to be doing it all the time? Overall, she takes a very liberal-minded and refreshing approach to the subject.
* The author is really speaking from personal experience, and that is apparent from the examples she shares. It felt authentic, I guess.
* The book is candid and doesn't hold back any punches. The writer speaks openly and without shyness.
* It is short and to the point (104 small pages).
* The book is, to be kind, a bit on the amateur side. It's kind of an indie book, really. From the average quality print job on the cover to the depth of expertise expressed, make no bones about it that this is just one random woman's opinion. The author even states as much up front saying, "Keep in mind that I am just an ordinary person and not an 'expert.' . . ."
* Rather embarrassingly, the book includes some fairly glaring spelling and grammatical errors for a printed book.
* While I agree with the crux of the author's main argument and supporting ideas, some statements she makes just blow me away. They include unfounded generalizations and subjective opinions stated as fact. For instance, at one point she says, "[Men] really don't judge our fat rolls or cellulite and, truth be told, they never even notice them. . . ." Well, that's not completely true. As much as men love their wives, they do notice when they begin to gain weight, and the overall effect can be a loss of attraction. To put it another way, we notice it, and it's not exactly something we are happy about. The effect can obviously vary from guy to guy, and I'm not trying to sound callous here, but the statement is made to sound like fact when it's far from it. The truth is more complicated than a black-and-white statement like this. The book is full of this stuff, as though she's trying to have herself and her husband stand in for everyone else and their varied thoughts and feelings.
* I got the sense that the author is a normal woman who had a perspective to share and decided to write a book. A writer she is not, though. The writing is not professional enough. It is casual, yes, but sometimes too much so. Many sections are overly repetitive. Even though the book is extremely short and can be read in a few sittings, some of the chapters just felt like the same root idea repeated over and over again with different words. It made me feel bored after a while. Professional writers don't do this. I could just tell the difference.
I really wanted to like the book. And I'm not sad that I read it. It was an easy, breezy read. And hey, it was about sex, so it's hard to make the subject unenjoyable. But in the end, I'm not sure I really learned or took away much. The author's lack of expertise is too readily apparent. Ultimately, it was like talking to a good friend over coffee. I expect more than that when I invest money and time into a book.