Synopses & Reviews
"SEXY, SAUCY...The second best thing to being inundated with gonads is reading Anka Radakovich's hilarious opinions of them."
The Village Voice
As the outspoken sex columnist for Details magazine, Anka Radakovich has seen and done it all (at least once). Dating services. Singles cruises. Aphrodisiacs. Homemade videos. Escort services. If it's about love, lust, or being shamelessly single, Anka puts her raw and raucous spin on the naked facts of life in the '90s.
BACHELOR PADS: YOUR PLACE OR MINE?
The goal of this type of dwelling is to put us in the mood. Hence, the decor combines all the ambiance of a furniture showroom with the comfort of a car's backseat. Women do not find this romantic.
PARTY ETIQUETTE: MISSED MANNERS
Women go to parties hoping to see Prince Charming across a crowded room. But sometimes all we spot is a man dancing with underwear on his head, making gastrointestinal sounds with his armpits.
"A VICARIOUS THRILL...EXPLICIT AND FUNNY."
THE GOODBYE GIRL: DUMPING THE BOYFRIEND
The most noble way to cut someone loose is, of course, in person. This has its drawbacks, however, including the possibility that the dumpee might think you are kidding and return five minutes later with a quart of milk.
--New York Magazine
GIRL TALK: TALES FROM BELOW THE BELT
What makes our gatherings different from boys' night out is that nothing is too personal to say. And nobody drinks ten beers and throws up.
"The Cynthia Heimel of the slacker set, she's smart and progressive....Radakovich has wit to burn."
"'We concluded that women want to find one man to satisfy their many needs while men want many women to satisfy their one need,' states the author of this very funny, very frank, and very perceptive commentary on the War Between the Sexes. Anka Radakovich is by turns crude, outrageous, and hilarious in this collection of pieces from Details magazine, where the author writes a sex advice column for her young male readers. She covers everything you know (and some maybe you didn't know) about sex in the 90's. Her lovers are turned into 'research assistants,' and she demonstrates herself to be an enthusiastic and able researcher. While at times the book verges on the disgusting, it is always provocative and corrosively honest. Like birth control pills, perhaps it should be taken in small doses; but also like mother's little pills, it is relatively safe and very liberating." Reviewed by Daniel Weiss, Virginia Quarterly Review (Copyright 2006 Virginia Quarterly Review)