I couldn t tell you when and how this book wound up on my shelf but since it s a proof by Doubleday I m oing to The Unlikeliest Hero: The Story of Desmond T. Doss guess that Irabbed it blind off the free shelf back when I worked at Random House In any case I ve known it was there for awhile and after an argument I pulled it out to show my bf that I was prepared to make an effort That s because I thought it was a self help book for ladies whose partners wanted I was wrong It is a memoir one of
memoirs which never ever deserved be written or published Because this book is really bad One thing I did learn on a positive note is that despite what my bf thinks I am nowhere near the low end of the sex drive continuum To be delicate ish our sex lives could be measured in times per week whereas Joan s is measured in times per year Yikes Not that I am judging her for that of course some people have low libidos and if she and her partner were able to find ways to work around that and come to compromises that satisfied them both that d be just fine But hoo boy Joan is not willing to budge on anything and I am indeed judging her for that She is self righteous often cruel totally self involved and really really unfeeling about her husband s desires And this is her memoir How could she have not
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noticed how awful a picture she was painting of herself Boggles the mind I wish this was a self how awful a picture she was painting of herself Boggles the mind I wish this was a self book for both Joan s sake and mine She s actually a very ood researcher and she has interesting and complex reactions to a wide variety of sex theorists and sex therapists and sex writers If she d just done a study of sex theory this could have been a really interesting book But when she writes about herself and her life everything oes downhill Her writing is clunky and boring She spends several paragraphs describing the head of lettuce that she is moving from the shopping bag to the fridge She waxes poetic clich d about various topics often. “If I had a choice between having sex and reading a ood book the book wins I notice I put in the adjective ‘good’ and that leaves me wondering if I’m not trying to put a better face on things I still want people to read this and think ‘Well of course If it’s a ood book’ But my boyfriend the man I would eventually marry would take even bad sex over a ood book” From I’d Rather Eat ChocolateJoan is hardly ever in the mood Kip is always in the mood Does that sound like any couple you knowJoan Sewell is a funny brave new writer who dares to reveal that sex in her house does not look anything like the sex you see in movies When she learn. .
Ene involves chocolate icing a blow job and Al Jolson The title of this book rabbed me while browsing in the bookstore one day It s funny funny funny In this lighthearted non fiction book about a potentially serious marital issue Joan covers her attempts at fixing her low libido by following the advice offered by all the sex experts none of which were successful My favorite chapter was the imaginary Oprah show where all of these sex experts work to fix men and their insatible need for sex and inability to be satisifed with non sexual intimacy rather than the usual attempt to fix us womenuite hysterical Nothing earth shattering herejust a fun lightweight read that will enlighten you just enough to come up with your own creative solution Amusing but on target look at society s sexual expectations for women and the difficulties of women who don t fit the current stereotypes and don t wish to be untrue to themselves in order to do so Alas this has been the worst in order to do so Alas this has been the worst in my local author reading I was hoping to understand the I d rather do something else perspective but I was rather frightfully appalled at how dishonestly she created the situation and how unhappily the relationship bore it She seemed to retain and foster some sort of destructive emotional violence about itOn the ironical side I did read it while eating chocolate pocky This is a courageous book which talks about a woman s experience with low sex drive This is a topic that needs to come out of the closet in an age of hypersexualization More biographical than philosophical but people for whom sex isn t the be all and end all that media would have you think it is will relate and others will ain insight into the variances in human sex drive Wow there were some major issues in that book I can t believe the author worked out all of those I m not really sure I know how she did it but I m happy for her and
her husband. slob in relationship andhusband. Slob in the relationship and mess hasn’t decreased sex drive any When she reads John Gray’s advice to women to offer “uickies” if their husbands want sex and they are not in the mood Joan realizes that this is the ultimate male trump card so she can never again say no to sex Her fantasies begin to involve smothering John Gray with a pillow Joan Sewell is scrappy fearless and hilarious the “I Love Lucy” of low libido Her memoir is laugh out loud funny But it has a serious vein too How Joan and Kip work it out and what they do when they “do it” will ive every woman hope that she can be true to herself and have a happy marria. ,
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Food which are essentially unrelated to anything that is oing on She vacillates between odd overly casual direct address to the reader and a somewhat stilted pedantic tone She seriously needed a better editor And then there s the
Story Itself Where She Browbeatsitself where she browbeats husband into accepting all and only her terms on everything in like I said an extremely self righteous and cruel way They don t have sex hardly ever but she won t stand for having pornography in her home for example She makes a few feeble attempts at being sexier but everything s just too much of a chore She botches dirty talking The sexy clothes are uncomfortable She thinks he has a thing
for their sex therapist so they to stop oing She attemptssex therapist so they have to stop Mr. Jelly's Business going She attempts slather him in chocolate which is the only thing she seems to actually love but before things evenet 6 1/2 Body Parts (Body Movers, going she realizes to her dismay that the chocolate isetting warm and Gökyüzü Mavi Kaldı goodness knows she hates warm chocolate Goodrief It is a truly astonishing author who can write her own memoir and seemingly unintentionally make herself come across as the villain Joan your husband deserves a medal and uite a few blowjobs for putting up with you i d hoped this would provide insight to male female relationship but it seemed all the author wanted to do was make ross analogies wield cliches like a scythe and basically moan the whole time this is the author s first book not sure if I could stand to read another one by her What a horrible book Her poor husband I d divorce her Although I don t have a low libido I thought this book sounded really interesting In the end though I didn t care for how the woman author handled the situation I felt sorry for her husband I felt the situation could ve been handled with much compassion on both ends instead of just one Very funny book by a local author about her coming to terms with her and her husband s divergent libidos My favorite sc. S that her husband Kip would have sex five or six times a week if he could have as much sex as he wanted compared to her once or twice a month Joan decides she’d better pluck up her sex drive before she ends up on the fast track to divorce court I’d Rather Eat Chocolate is the witty provocative chronicle of her search for a lift to her libido and what happens when none of the expert advice works First she tries sexy underwear until her husband realizes she is cheating on her thongs by wearing cotton panties Then she reads that for stressed out wives a husband who does housework is the ultimate aphrodisiac until she realizes that she is actually the.