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Who Wrote the Book of Love?: A Chronicle of the Sexual Life of an American Boy in the 1950s

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2007

    Had me laughing far into the night

    I have previously read Siegel's 'Love in a Dead Language' and enjoyed it immensely. It was clever and made me smile as well. However, 'Who Wrote the Book Called Love' is a romp through the mind of a boy growing up in Southern California in the 1950s. Perhaps that's why I laughed myself silly: I also grew up there at the same time. In any case it held so many details of the time and place and entire Cold War mentality, that it brought it all back to me. It was as absurd as 'Dr. Strangelove' and at times as slapstick as watching Laurel and Hardy. There can be many reasons for liking a book more than others, but whatever the reason, I highly recommend this one. I kept my wife awake, snickering and even laughing out loud far into the night.

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