Dictionary of Love

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In its more than three hundred pages, The Dictionary of Love gets to the heart of the matter:

To rusticate is to get out of town with one's lover.
A ballabust is a controlling wife or girlfriend.
Bob Hope had the longest Hollywood marriage.
Kinkalicious is your girlfriend in a teddy.
Tahiti is an island where lovers do the 'upa'upa.

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Overview

In its more than three hundred pages, The Dictionary of Love gets to the heart of the matter:

To rusticate is to get out of town with one's lover.
A ballabust is a controlling wife or girlfriend.
Bob Hope had the longest Hollywood marriage.
Kinkalicious is your girlfriend in a teddy.
Tahiti is an island where lovers do the 'upa'upa.

From "afterglow" to "zipper," "Ikea" to "Twister," The Dictionary of Love is chockablock with everything you ever wanted to know about love but couldn't find in your Funk & Wagnalls. The book draws from all areas of life: love songs, poems, history, law books, sex manuals, medical and psychology texts, folklore, modern science, cookbooks, classical literature, Internet dating sites, TV shows, and today's slang.

What famous people best define love? According to The Dictionary of Love, they include Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie, Bill Clinton, Casanova, Lana Turner, Nefertiti, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Don Quixote, Ben & Jerry—even Flipper and Lassie!

Included, too, are charts, graphs, and illustrations, plus a G-spot directional map for women to give their boyfriend or lover. An indispensable tool for anyone who is composing a love sonnet, breaking up over e-mail, writing a romance novel, planning a romantic getaway, or just looking for something juicy to whisper in their lover's ear, The Dictionary of Love is a first-of-its-kind compendium of all things amorous.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061242137
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/8/2008
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 5.84 (w) x 5.84 (h) x 0.82 (d)

Meet the Author

Author John Stark is a writer and editor who has been on the mastheads of People magazine, Martha Stewart's Body + Soul, Reader's Digest Walking magazine, and Cook's Illustrated. His work has appeared in the New York Times' "Sunday Arts & Leisure," Newsday, and the San Francisco Chronicle, among other publications. He is copywriter and founder of Three Way Designs, a greeting card company that sells nationally. He lives in Boston.

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The Dictionary of Love

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This book does not claim to be the definitive word on love, just as a telescope cannot encapsulate all of the stars. It does, however, offer 26 chapters, A through Z, of words and phrases that were culled from all areas of life and that are associated with the joy and wonder of love, or a good time. All entries are in alphabetical order and not categorized by specific subject matter. A pronunciation guide precedes each definition. Although in a standard dictionary a word may have several meanings, for the purposes of this book it is defined only in terms of how it relates to the subject of love. In no way is this book an attempt to be salacious or vulgar. Still, it does not beat around the bush when it comes to the science and anatomy of lovemaking. Included are names of people, places, and products identified with love and, when appropriate, modern slang words discovered on the Internet and overheard on public transportation. It may not be the last word on love, though it may be a first, of some sort.

The Dictionary of Love. Copyright © by John Stark. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold. <%END%>
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