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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Nelson DeMille, bestselling author of "The Gold Coast "and "The Gate House"
"The subject of this book--sex and love--should interest just about everyone. As a bonus, Thomas Maier is a very fine writer, an accomplished biographer, and an astute reporter. If you read only one biography this year, it should be this first-ever look at the secretive lives of Masters and Johnson."

Gay Talese, author of "Thy Neighbor's Wife "and "A Writer's Life"
"A well-written and insightful account of Masters and Johnson, who, in a clinical sense, probably knew more about sex and marital love than any other couple in America"

Debby Applegate, Winner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize in Biography for "The Most Famous Man in America: The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher"
""Masters of Sex "is a terrific book about the unlikely couple who touched off the sexual revolution. More than a biography, this is an intimate history of sex in the twentieth-century."

Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer
"No novelist could come up with something as remarkable as the real life story of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, the married experts giving advice to America on sex and love. With insightful reporting and writing, Thomas Maier has captured this extraordinary relationship between these male and female sex researchers, a legacy that transformed the way couples live today."

Pepper Schwartz, Ph.D., Past President of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, and author of "Prime: Adventures and Advice About Sex, Love and the Sensual Years"
"It's hard to imagine any sex researcher or serious student of sexuality who wouldn't profit from reading this book. The information revealed in "Masters of Sex "has never surfaced before--and besides being a real contribution to the history of science, it's a totally captivating read!"

Hugh Hefner, editor in chief, "Playboy" magazine
"Thomas Maier has written the intimate, engaging biography that Masters and Johnson deserve. Critics often accu

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In Masters of Sex, critically acclaimed biographer Thomas Maier offers an unprecedented look at William Masters and Virginia Johnson, their pioneering studies of intimacy, and the sexual revolution they inspired. Masters and Johnson began their secret studies in a small Midwest laboratory, and soon became the nations top experts on sex. Over the course of more than forty years, they analyzed and explained the secrets of orgasm, emotional fulfillment, and sexual dysfunction. But they divorced after twenty years amid a clash of success, betrayal, and jealousies. Weaving interviews with the notoriously private William Masters and the ambitious Virginia Johnson, Maier offers a titillating portrait of the legendary couple. Entertaining, revealing, and beautifully told, this groundbreaking book sheds light on the eternal mysteries of desire and intimacy, and their complicated roles in the American psyche.

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