Burning Desires: Sex in Amercia - A Report from the Field

Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (20) from $1.99   
  • New (2) from $34.49   
  • Used (18) from $1.99   
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:



New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

Brand New Item.

Ships from: Chatham, NJ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:


Condition: New
Brand new.

Ships from: acton, MA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Sort by
Sending request ...

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
For all the promise and scope of its title, this field study is only modestly revealing. Examining the effect of AIDS on the sexual mores of the nation, the authors--Chapple is a columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle , Talbot an editor of Image magazine--start off in Minneapolis following a doctor who brought the news of AIDS to local heterosexual swingers clubs. They finish in San Francisco at the ``World's First Jack- and Jill-off Party,'' a scene that provides the book's gamiest reading. They cover a lot of other territory as well, much only remotely related to current sexual practices. Traveling in time, they report on Greek and Roman excesses and reiterate an oft-chronicled list of U.S. presidential peccadilloes. Researching cross-country, they visit fabled party spots, such as Key West and Aspen, where witnesses of the sexual revolution's first stirrings in the '60s attest to the detumescent realities of sexuality in the late '80s. Checking in on feminist writers, including Germaine Greer and Shere Hite, they move on to producers of feminist pornography (not necessarily an oxymoron). The first-person-plural ``we'' of their account is sometimes societally universal and other times cozily specific to their state (of comfort or discomfort) at the moment, and in the end their report is readable more for its chatty, unclinical and often wide-eyed tone than for its content. First serial to Playboy. (June)
Library Journal
Picking up where Gay Talese left off in Thy Neighbor's Wife (LJ 6/15/80), these New Journalists look at what's happened to the sexual revolution in the 1980s. From Washington, D.C., to San Francisco via Key West, Aspen, and Chico, California, the voyeuristic authors (continually asserting their heterosexuality) take us on a wide-ranging tour of sexual America that includes Anne Rice of homoerotic Vampire novels, Andrea Dworkin, Arturo Cruz Jr., Germaine Greer, Shere Hite, Tipper Gore's anti-rock campaign, Surgeon General C. Everett Koop's handling of the AIDS crisis, the men's movement, phone sex, the Mitchell Brothers porno filmmakers, and more. Despite an occasional error, the well-researched writing is fresh, witty, graphic, and informative. Excerpted in four consecutive issues of Playboy , April-July.-- James E. Van Buskirk, Acad. of Art Coll. Lib., San Francisco
An anecdotal description of a great variety of sexual behavior, participants, and censors. No bibliography. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780385244121
  • Publisher: The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 5/1/1989
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Pages: 400

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)