Just Do It: How One Couple Turned Off the TV and Turned On Their Sex Lives for 101 Days (No Excuses!)

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Even though it feels like there’s never enough time or energy, trust Annie and Doug...THERE IS!

Creeping into middle age and saddled with work deadlines, child rearing, homemaking, and fourteen years of togetherness, an ordinary, happy but harried couple set an outlandish goal: to have sex for 101 consecutive days–no excuses (not even the flu, late-night child wanderings, or flat-out exhaustion).

What ensued is by turns hilarious, tender, and ...

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Overview

Even though it feels like there’s never enough time or energy, trust Annie and Doug...THERE IS!

Creeping into middle age and saddled with work deadlines, child rearing, homemaking, and fourteen years of togetherness, an ordinary, happy but harried couple set an outlandish goal: to have sex for 101 consecutive days–no excuses (not even the flu, late-night child wanderings, or flat-out exhaustion).

What ensued is by turns hilarious, tender, and seductive–including sexual romps in hotels, at an ashram, in a basement, and atop boulders, but most often in their own bedroom, which they dubbed the “sex den.” As Doug and Annie Brown literally screwed their way through months of a cold Colorado winter, they turned up the heat by attending the Adult Entertainment Expo in Las Vegas; taking Bikram “hot” yoga to get limber; and stocking up on candles, Viagra, lube, lingerie, and sex toys galore.

In addition to the awe found in their ability to get it on day after day–and actually enjoy it–they were more surprised and touched by how much closer it made them. As Doug Brown lays everything bare, we get an inside look at the male mind and discover that a good husband and a good dad can also be one hell of a lover.

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"101 straight days of sex between any two people is an impressive feat, but add the elements of encroaching middle age, fourteen years of togetherness, a couple of demanding jobs, and two small and willful children, and that feat becomes something extraordinary. Here, Doug Brown faithfully chronicles the happy consequences of this kind of radical pact, which turn out to be less about reaching sexual heights and more about the power of consistent intimacy to cement all that's good between two people."
—Lauren Dockett, co-author of Facing 30 and Sex Talk

“I laughed so hard tears came to my eyes. And when I finished the book, although I haven't smoked in over a decade, I wanted a cigarette. Doug has hit the mark and done it in a way that appeals to both sexes and many generations. The only problem will be putting down the book long enough to ‘Just Do It’ with the one you love.”
—Barton Goldsmith, Ph.D., MFT, author of Emotional Fitness for Couples

“For their inspired every-day-for-100-days performance, Doug and Annie Brown have earned a place in the Harried Married Parents’ Hall of Fame!”
—Stacie Cockrell, Cathy O’Neill, and Julia Stone, authors of Babyproofing Your Marriage

“If you're one of the millions of couples who are saying, "Gee, how come we're not making love so often any more," you HAVE to read this book. Many of us have thought of taking this journey, but only Doug and Annie have had the guts to do it and the grace to write about it.”
—Mira Kirshenbaum, author of Too Good to Leave, Too Bad to Stay and When Good People Have Affairs

“Just Do It is an exciting and hilarious story about a busy couple taking the time to put the passion back into their marriage. It's a fantastic read—very funny, and a touching story. I hope this inspires everyone to rediscover the intimacy in their relationships, even if they don't go to these extraordinary means!”
—Harry Fisch, MD, author of Size Matters and The Male Biological Clock

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307407177
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 1/27/2009
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 639,374
  • Product dimensions: 5.18 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.72 (d)

Meet the Author

DOUGLAS BROWN is a feature writer at the Denver Post.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2008

    I Also Recommend:

    Just do it!

    This is one couple's take on rediscovering sex. While it was a lofy challenge--no TV, just sex, it seems as though making the effort really paid off. I thought it was, all in all, a fun, good read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 11, 2008

    Terrific read

    Funny, charming, engaging. This is a terrific book! Some very funny stories. Doug and Annie are real people, encountering everyday roadblocks on the way to lovemaking. A must for any couple with kids. You'll laugh and relate to them.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2008

    I love this book!!!!

    Wow - what a fantastic read. Finally a book with real honest insight into marriage. This book is well written and incredibly insightful for anyone in a relationship - gay, straight, long-term or short. I LOVE this book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2008

    This book ROCKS!

    If you are comtimplating some type of major shakeup in your everyday, boring routine, grab this book and run with it. I'm telling all my coaching clients that this is now part of their required reading. Great job Doug Brown! Michael Harris, PhD

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