Just Do It: How One Couple Turned off the TV and Turned on Their Sex Lives for 101 Days (No Excuses!) [NOOK Book]

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Outside of her family and close friends, Annie had not mentioned the sexathon to anybody, which probably was the best way to go. I, however, had blathered on about the endeavor to anybody with ears. It was the whole Heisman Trophy thing. On this, my first day back in the office after kicking off the sexpedition, my boss blushed when she saw me. Another boss reddened as well. Yet another beheld me, took a few steps back, and asked, “Uh, how’s it going?” He actually circumnavigated me after I answered, like I’d ...
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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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Overview

Outside of her family and close friends, Annie had not mentioned the sexathon to anybody, which probably was the best way to go. I, however, had blathered on about the endeavor to anybody with ears. It was the whole Heisman Trophy thing. On this, my first day back in the office after kicking off the sexpedition, my boss blushed when she saw me. Another boss reddened as well. Yet another beheld me, took a few steps back, and asked, “Uh, how’s it going?” He actually circumnavigated me after I answered, like I’d morphed into some hellion driven by fierce, feral loin power . . . I felt stronger. I felt suave. I felt—gasp—Mediterranean. I’d instantly become an objectified sexual being: That man had sex last night! He is going to do it again tonight! Wow!
—From Just Do It

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 (both cheap and classy), at an ashram, in a basement, atop boulders and unstable easy chairs, 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 Vegas (the Oscars of the porn world); taking Bikram “hot” yoga to get limber; and stocking up on candles, Viagra (just in case), lube, lingerie, and sex toys galore.

But besides the awe in their ability to get it on day after day—and actually enjoy it—they were more surprised and touched by how much closer they became, relishing conversations, holding hands, hanging out in hip coffee shops together instead of in the aisles of Target, and firming up (no pun intended) a relationship that already seemed as good as it could get.

Seeking out babysitters, getting fit, and dressing up, these two forty-year-olds began courting each other the way they did when they first met in their twenties, only seven moves and two pregnancies later. As Doug Brown lays everything bare—from his triumphs to his tanks (yes to making love on an exercise ball; no to Tantric sex tricks), 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.

The jolt that every marriage needs and longs for, Just Do It proves that even when it feels like there’s never enough time or energy, trust Annie and Doug...THERE IS.


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307449726
  • Publisher: Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony
  • Publication date: 6/24/2008
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 763,067
  • File size: 387 KB

Meet the Author

DOUGLAS BROWN is a feature writer at the Denver Post.


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Table of Contents


Introduction     1
What Will Help Us Cross the Finish Line?     7
I'm Going to Like It     32
Don't Wait for Chemistry     69
Screwing Ourselves Together     96
Nasal Shrapnel     117
Catcalls of the Past     144
Scat     164
The Power of Love     189
The Singing Heart     212
The Common Good     228
The First Move     247
The Reading of the Lists     261
To Bask on the Island of Our Own Creation     269
Making Love in the Afternoon     276
That's Sexcellent     286
Epilogue     301
Acknowledgments     307
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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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