Love, Lust & Faking It
The Naked Truth About Sex, Lies, and True Romance
By Jenny Mccarthy
(Harper, Hardcover, 9780062012982, 256pp.)
Publication Date: September 28, 2010
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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New York Times bestselling author Jenny McCarthy returns to her comic roots in this candid, wise, and witty look at women, men, sex, romance, heartbreak, love, and how (not) to fake it.
In Belly Laughs, Jenny McCarthy told you what you could really expect when you're expecting. In Baby Laughs and Life Laughs, she gave you the unfiltered ups and downs of motherhood and marriage. Now, in Love, Lust & Faking It, the inveterate truth teller turns the lights on for a funny, often poignant, and no-holds-barred look at the essence of relationships: love and sex.
Jenny explores the intensity of first love, introducing us to Tony, the boy of her teenage dreams, and Tubby, her dirty, sexy stuffed teddy bear. She takes us on a whirlwind tour of the world of aphrodisiacs and fetishes, explains the importance of playing doctor and other nice and naughty fantasies, and gives thanks for the pleasures of chocolate. And she sets the story straight on STDs, man junk and lady bits, why we really cheat, why women are master manipulators, the virtues of sex with the lights off, the power of a "loving no," the satisfaction of the perfect booty call, and so much more.
Filled with humorous stories about her own out-rageous exploitsfrom becoming a Playboy Miss October to the pain of getting a discount boob job to meeting Brad Pittas well as the lessons she's learned from family, friends, and fans, Love, Lust & Faking It takes on a subject the sex symbol, mother, television star, comedian, and divorcÉe can be trusted to examine with nothing but unvarnished honesty and earthy humor. Throughout, Jenny reminds us to aim higher, believe in true love, and, most of all, be kind to ourselves. And to have lots of fun and sexwithout faking it.
Jenny McCarthy got her start as a Playboy model, before launching a high-profile writing, comedic television, and film career. She has been featured everywhere from Time magazine to the cover of Rolling Stone, and has appeared on virtually every television talk show.She works tirelessly in the world of healing and preventing autism and is co-creator, with speech/language pathologist Sarah Clifford Scheflen, of Teach2Talk, a series of DVDs for children. Born in Chicago, McCarthy currently resides in Los Angeles, California, with her son, Evan. You can follow her on Twitter @JennyMcCarthy.
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