07 November 2008

Bonk; Mary Roach

Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex by Mary Roach

My review

rating: 3 of 5 stars
This was one of those books that seemed better while reading than after. It's a bit like fast food in that regard!

As one might guess from the title, Roach looks at the history of sex studies, ranging from Kinsey to Masters and Johnson to the modern era. She (and her husband) actually participate in one or two studies, in part so she can talk about how weird some of them are. And, since sex is a silly subject, she allows her sense of humor and whimsy to take over at times (sometimes to the detriment of the topic she's discussing).

While I really dislike the new trend in non-fiction for authors to allow themselves to become part of the story, in this case it almost worked.

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