Sex Lives

Heat up the last days of a cold winter with these “sexy” non-fiction titles:
Full Service : my adventures in Hollywood and the secret sex lives of the stars (M)
by Scotty Bowers
Sex Lives “Newly discharged from the Marines after World War II, Scotty Bowers arrived in Hollywood in 1946. Young, charismatic, and strikingly handsome, he quickly caught the eye of many of the town’s stars and starlets. He began sleeping with some himself, and connecting others with his coterie of young, attractive, and sexually free-spirited friends. His own lovers included Edith Piaf, Spencer Tracy, Vivien Leigh, Cary Grant, and the abdicated King of England Edward VIII, and he arranged tricks or otherwise crossed paths with Tennessee Williams, Charles Laughton, Vincent Price, Katharine Hepburn, Rita Hayworth, Errol Flynn, Gloria Swanson, Noël Coward, Mae West, James Dean, Rock Hudson and J. Edgar Hoover, to name but a few.” – Publisher
Confessions of a Naughty Mommy : how I found my lost libido (M)
by Heidi Raykeil
Sex Lives Confessions of a Naughty Mommy is a funny, honest, and sexy account of Raykeil’s search for her missing libido—lost in action after she gave birth to her daughter. She takes readers along on her journey from mystified and frustrated new mom through the bumpy awkwardness of reigniting the home fires during naptime and date night to a newfound discovery and appreciation of sex after baby. With humor, grit, and style, she shares what has worked for her and her husband, as they balance their dual roles of parents and lovers.” – Publisher
Life as I Blow It : tales of love, life & sex– not necessarily in that order (M)
by Sarah Colonna
Sex Lives From her formative years in small-town Arkansas to a later career of dates, drinks, and questionable day jobs, comedian Colonna attempts to reconcile her responsible side with her fun-loving side. Sometimes this pans out, and sometimes she finds herself in Mexico handing out her phone number to anyone who calls her pretty. She moves to Los Angeles to pursue acting, but for years is forced to hone her bartending skills; she wants a serious boyfriend, but won’t give up nights at the bar with her friends. She tries to behave like an adult, but can’t seem to stop acting like a frat boy. In the end, she discovers that there doesn’t have to be just one or the other. And if there’s one thing Colonna has learned from her many missteps, it’s that hindsight is always 100 proof.” – Publisher

A Round-heeled Woman : my late-life adventures in sex and romance
by Jane Juska
Sex Lives “Round-heeled” is an old-fashioned label for a woman who is promiscuous—someone who nowadays might be called “easy.” It’s a surprising way for a cultured English teacher with a passion for the novels of Anthony Trollope to describe herself, but then that’s just the first of many surprises to be found in this poignant, funny, utterly unique memoir.
Jane Juska is a smart, energetic divorcée who decided she’d been celibate too long, and placed the following personal ad in her favorite newspaper, The New York Review of Books: Before I turn 67—next March—I would like to have a lot of sex with a man I like. If you want to talk first, Trollope works for me. ” – Publisher

Sex with Kings : 500 years of adultery, power, rivalry, and revenge (M
by Eleanor Herman

Sex with the Queen : 900 years of vile kings, virile lovers, and passionate politics
by Eleanor Herman
Behind the palace doors : five centuries of sex, adventure, vice, treachery, and folly from royal Britain (M)
by Michael Farquhar


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