365 Nights: A Memoir of Intimacy

365 Nights: A Memoir of Intimacy

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by Charla Muller
     
 

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When Charla Muller's husband turned 40, she gave him something memorable. Sex. Every day. For an entire year.

The Mullers had a solid marriage and two wonderful children, but over the years sex had fallen low on their to-do list. The lack of intimacy wasn't causing them to drift apart, exactly, but their connection didn't seem as great as it could be.

Overview

When Charla Muller's husband turned 40, she gave him something memorable. Sex. Every day. For an entire year.

The Mullers had a solid marriage and two wonderful children, but over the years sex had fallen low on their to-do list. The lack of intimacy wasn't causing them to drift apart, exactly, but their connection didn't seem as great as it could be. Charla decided she couldn't go on pretending the relationship they once had wasn't important.

The couple would embark on a year of scheduled sex, falling over Tonka trucks and piles of laundry in an effort to make time for each other. There were obstacles along the way (work implosions, faking it) and questions came to light. Will sex every day strengthen a marriage, or reveal the cracks? Pull a couple together or drive them apart? Does good sex (even mediocre sex) make up for things that aren't so good?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781440629297
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/24/2008
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
642,769
File size:
319 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Charla Muller has worked for eighteen years as a publicist and special events planner. Born in North Carolina, Charla attended UNC—Chapel Hill School of Journalism. Betsy Thorpe, a transplanted New York book editor, met Charla Muller in North Carolina and cajoled Charla's story out of her. Betsy runs an editorial services company.

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365 Nights: A Memoir of Intimacy 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you are looking for all the the dirty details, don't bother. This book is about the challenges most of us face in juggling the many needs of our young families, sometimes overlooking some vital parts of our most intimate relationships. Charla Muller inspired me to look beyond the piles of laundry and the long to-do list to what really matters, and I often laughed out loud along the way. Definately worth the time!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read the first chapter online and came immediately to Barnes and Noble online and ordered this book. If you are hoping to have intimate details about 365 Nights of sex, you will be disappointed. But if you want to find out how other relationships make it in life with all the mundane happenings that go along with life, this book will be interesting reading material. It reveals that when women give men what they seem to want the most in life, a lot of sex, that in return women get what they want more too. I felt strongly that the book portrays marital sex as being boring and a chore that most women only want to find ways to get out of. It doesn't have to be like that if romance can be kept alive. All too many times the romance flies out the window and that is when marital sex becomes mundane, a chore, and boring. When both people try daily to do all that they can towards a union, marriage becomes a much better endeavor for both. I enjoyed reading this book, then I passed it onto someone else, then onto another woman who will pass it onto other women, or Paying It Forward. I think women will enjoy this book much more than men, but it wouldn't hurt both genders to read it. Maybe it would give everyone some ideas on how to try harder to make a marriage work. I definitely think when we try to put our spouse's needs ahead of our own each day, that we are on the right track. It's a known fact. Men want and need a lot of sex. If we give our spouses what they want, then hopefully, they will give us what we want in return.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book covers much more ground than what the title may imply. Charla Muller provides insight about relationships, marriage, parenting and life - all with perspective and plenty of humor. Married, engaged, single, male or female, this is a thoroughly enjoyable tale for all walks of life. I found myself agreeing, identifying, and laughing as Ms. Muller shared her experience with her husband. The ultimate lesson will be unexpected for many, but may just reveal a secret that could transform any relationship. I intend to share this book with my adult children and recommend it to anyone looking for some direction on the topic....or is just interested in what she was thinking!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Haven't read this yet but spending $12 on a short 200 page book that doesnt even start till page 11 pisses me off...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wasn't sure what to expect after reading the title. I thought it would be repetitive and boring, but instead it was funny and imsightful at times. I only gave it 4 stars because sometimes it was too off-topic for me to enjoy, but it was still a good light read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
LIS23 More than 1 year ago
I was very intrigued with what Ms Charla Muller might have to say about "365 Nights" of intimacy and found it to be a very honest depiction of her life that year. It sounded like one of my girlfriends talking to me and telling me a story. I laughed out loud several times, read excerpts to my own husband, and went to work the next day and talked about what I read to my friends. I would definitely recommend it to my girlfriends to read and for us to discuss it over coffee or maybe drinks.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If I wrote a book on marriage (I've been married for almost 32 years), it would be similar to this. The relationship insights that Charla discovers throughout the year are, I believe, the basis for a good marriage.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought this book would be interesting and insightful, but it was the exact opposite. She obviously doesn't like sex, which is probably why she doesn't write (sorry - 'co-write') about it directly. Her story is just a tired old song and dance about how she really doesn't like sex, but sees it as a necessary evil. I would've liked a more honest and probing look into her real intimate life.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am the mother of many children, six to be exact. They were all born very close to each other, less than 8.5 years. I found the title to be interesting, but I can't say that for the book. I find myself waiting for it to end. I have tried to teach my children to finish what they start, but I'm having a hard time finishing this book. It seems to be written by my father who gets very far off the subject when telling a story. My husband has recently taken up reading before bed. This book will put him to sleep just by opening the cover. Sorry Charla.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is the definition of boring. I had no clue it would be so dull when the subject matter is so interesting. She reminds me of the writing from Hee-Haw, except this it's so poorly done.
Guest More than 1 year ago
What a great book! Prepare to be inspired to get that spark back into your marriage. Prepare to laugh - Ms. Muller weaves funny, charming family stories into this book that make you laugh out loud. Great summer read.