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Sex and Love for Grownups: A No-Nonsense Guide to a Life of Passion

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2006

    cool book

    I just finished reading it and I thought it was a great book. I like the question and answer format, it was a nice change. The book covers dating, getting intimate, dealing with rocky parts of relationships, and concerns about sex. It's easy to read, sometimes funny and has lots of good suggestions. I like Foley because she seems real and she's been a sex therapist and couples therapist for a long time. She's also the columnist of the Modern Love column for the AARP magazine, which I thought was cool.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2005

    amazing amount of useful information

    I am very impressed by this little book! I have already referred several psychotherapy clients to it for help...A goldmine of information covering so many important and 'real life' struggles and opportunities...This author's sincere approach to human challenges and her deep respect for the healthy aging process guides readers to discover that we are all dealing with so many of the same themes and that, with intention, nobody has to struggle alone! This is a surprizingly excellent resource for internet problems and relationship, mental health, and aging and development resources available on the internet as well. Thank-you to Sallie Foley for another incredibly useful, practical, smart guide to help us all enjoy healthy sexuality!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2005


    I ordered this book with great expectations. However, upon reading the book I found the material of no value. The book is simply a compilation of 'Ann Landers' type of material. The author spent more time qualifying herself as a supposed 'expert' in the field of marriage and sex therapy than she did at offering any practical advice. Not worth the time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2005

    fun & packed with advice

    Great book: I learned some new 'tricks' and enjoyed the read. This short question and answer format was a nice change from the usual help books. It lets you catch a glimpse into the lives (and bedrooms) of real people- allowing you to see that other people are going through this stuff too and there are creative solutions that we may not think of. So many topics are covered, from problems in the bedroom to solutions to pesky in-laws. And my favorite- the 'nuclear family war' I first heard of this book and this author in her AARP 'Modern Love' column- I like her style.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2005

    The title says it all.

    Finally, a book for those of us over (and in some cases way over) the age of forty. Sex and Love for Grownups addresses, using a question and answer format, the type of issues that puzzle and frustrate those of who remember when Watergate and Woodstock were current events. The text is well organized. Those seeking advice for specific problems can zero right in on the sections that pertain to them. The author, Sallie Foley, offers advice that helps pinpoint the problem and then follows with concrete plans of action all delivered in a highly entertaining style that is both frank and witty. This is not a niche book written for just those recovering from a divorce, seeking to find companions, or struggling with marital problems. The section titled ¿Making Love¿ presents ideas that even the happiest of couples will find helpful. I don¿t buy a lot of books but after browsing a few minutes through Sex and Love for Grownups in a bookstore, I knew I needed to own this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2005

    A fun read with intelligent advice

    Wow. I love the Modern Love column in the AARP magazine so I decided to pick up Ms. Foley's book. I'm in my late 50's and dragging myself through the dating pool. I found lots of reassurance in this book about my current state. Everything from introducing new relationships to my children to navigating the internet dating pool. Along the way the book is packed with hilarious comments and side notes. A favorite: on internet dating, 'remember Reagan's slogan regarding Soviet disarmament: Trust buy verify.' I love it! This book is a must have!

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