Masters of Sex

Masters of Sex

The Life and Times of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, the Couple Who Taught America How to Love

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Baker & Taylor
Follows the career of the famous sex research couple who used their own relationship to gain the confidence of subjects for their studies and to convince readers of their expertise.

Perseus Publishing
Now a New Showtime Original Series

Showtime's dramatic series Masters of Sex, starring Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan, is based on this real-life story of sex researchers William Masters and Virginia Johnson. BeforeSex and the City and ViagraTM, America relied on Masters and Johnson to teach us everything we needed to know about what goes on in the bedroom. Convincing hundreds of men and women to shed their clothes and copulate, the pair were the nation’s top experts on love and intimacy. Highlighting interviews with the notoriously private Masters and the ambitious Johnson, critically acclaimed biographer Thomas Maier shows how this unusual team changed the way we all thought about, talked about, and engaged in sex while they simultaneously tried to make sense of their own relationship. Entertaining, revealing, and beautifully told,Masters of Sex sheds light on the eternal mysteries of desire, intimacy, and the American psyche.

Publisher: New York : Basic Books, 2013
ISBN: 9780465079995
Branch Call Number: Biography M3932m
Characteristics: xii, 415 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm


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dvschmidt Aug 29, 2012

NYTimes 2011 best


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