Synopses & Reviews
"Engrossing and provocative." Library Journal
Bestselling author Gay Talese's exploration into the hidden and changing sex lives of Americans from all walks of life shocked the world when it was first published in 1981. Now considered a classic, this fascinating personal oddysey and revealing public reflection on American sexuality changed the way Americans looked at themselves and one another.
From the Paperback edition.
The provocative report on American sexuality that shocked the world when it was first published in 1981, Gay Talese's chronicle of American permissiveness, before the age of AIDS, is also a uniquely personal odyssey into the author's private self. Includes a new foreword by the author. Previous publisher: Dell.