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Love, Lust and Faking It: The Naked Truth About Sex, Lies, and True Romance

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by Jenny McCarthy
 

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New York Times bestselling author Jenny McCarthy returns to her comic roots in this candid, wise, and witty look at women, men, sex, romance, heartbreak, love, and how (not) to fake it.

In Belly Laughs, Jenny McCarthy told you what you could really expect when you're expecting. In Baby Laughs and Life

Overview

New York Times bestselling author Jenny McCarthy returns to her comic roots in this candid, wise, and witty look at women, men, sex, romance, heartbreak, love, and how (not) to fake it.

In Belly Laughs, Jenny McCarthy told you what you could really expect when you're expecting. In Baby Laughs and Life Laughs, she gave you the unfiltered ups and downs of motherhood and marriage. Now, in Love, Lust & Faking It, the inveterate truth teller turns the lights on for a funny, often poignant, and no-holds-barred look at the essence of relationships: love and sex.

Jenny explores the intensity of first love, introducing us to Tony, the boy of her teenage dreams, and Tubby, her dirty, sexy stuffed teddy bear. She takes us on a whirlwind tour of the world of aphrodisiacs and fetishes, explains the importance of playing doctor and other nice and naughty fantasies, and gives thanks for the pleasures of chocolate. And she sets the story straight on STDs, man junk and lady bits, why we really cheat, why women are master manipulators, the virtues of sex with the lights off, the power of a "loving no," the satisfaction of the perfect booty call, and so much more.

Filled with humorous stories about her own out-rageous exploits—from becoming a Playboy Miss October to the pain of getting a discount boob job to meeting Brad Pitt—as well as the lessons she's learned from family, friends, and fans, Love, Lust & Faking It takes on a subject the sex symbol, mother, television star, comedian, and divorcée can be trusted to examine with nothing but unvarnished honesty and earthy humor. Throughout, Jenny reminds us to aim higher, believe in true love, and, most of all, be kind to ourselves. And to have lots of fun and sex—without faking it.

Editorial Reviews

Chelsea Handler
“Even though this book is not as funny as mine, you should still buy it.”
Susan Jane Gilman
“Like spending an afternoon with your best friend, a copy of Cosmo and a low-fat milkshake.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062012982
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
09/28/2010
Pages:
244
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.10(d)

What People are Saying About This

Susan Jane Gilman
“Like spending an afternoon with your best friend, a copy of Cosmo and a low-fat milkshake.”
Chelsea Handler
“Even though this book is not as funny as mine, you should still buy it.”

Meet the Author

Model, comedian, actress, and activist Jenny McCarthy is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Belly Laughs, Baby Laughs, and Louder Than Words, among others. The former host of MTV's hugely popular dating show, Singled Out, McCarthy began her career as a Playboy magazine model, before launching a high-profile comedic television and film career. Most recently, she has appeared on the show My Name is Earl, Two and a Half Men, and Chuck. She has been featured on virtually every television talk show, from Larry King Live, The View, Ellen, and Letterman, to Conan O'Brien, Hannity & Colmes, and Howard Stern. She is also a frequent guest on the Oprah Winfrey Show.

In addition to her work in the world of healing and preventing autism, she is the co-creator, with practicing speech language pathologist Sarah Clifford Scheflen, of Teach2Talk, a series of DVDs for children. She has also served as a spokesperson for post-pregnancy weight loss for Weight Watchers. Her unique combination of intelligence, sex appeal, and humor has landed her on the covers of magazines as diverse as People, Playboy, Rolling Stone, and Self; recently, she was featured in Time.

Born in Chicago, McCarthy currently resides in Los Angeles, California, with her son, Evan.

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Love, Lust and Faking It 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 241 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have to admit, I've always been fascinated by Jenny McCarthy and her willingness to put it all out there, which she certainly does in Love, Lust and Faking It. I love the snipets of random information intertwined with some funny/interesting personal experiences told as only Jenny can. Thanks Jenny, for taking an honest look and evaluating the process of growing up. The book is not for sissies, so if sex stuff makes you uncomfortable, consider a cookbook instead. But if you can take it this book will make you laugh and think, 2 of my favorite things. Thanks for putting it all out there again Jenny.
starbound25 More than 1 year ago
I just bought this book yesterday and read it in about 3 hours. I really enjoyed it. It is racy though so if you are very conservative stay away. It has some nice relationship stuff in there and lots of humor. Its like reading a really long email from your best funniest friend. I want all my girlfriends to read it (well the liberal ones!) A great read!
christinesmcr More than 1 year ago
I've read all of Jenny McCarthy's books and this one is just as funny as the others! Her blunt honesty is always VERY refreshing! Hey, someone has to say what were all thinking! This book, and all her others, would make a wonderful gift for friends who can laugh at life AND themselves!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this as my first ebook. I absolutely love jenny mccarthy books. Although I didn't enjoy this book as much as other books I have purchesed from her. If you enjoy funny and random stories this is the book for you! I read the whole book in just a few hours and laughed through most of it. I was reccomend this book to anybody who wants an easy and laughable read. Hope all enjoy it!
printsinthesand More than 1 year ago
I'm going through a divorce and a tough time personally, and this was just what I needed right now. Jenny kept me laughing through the whole thing! While I've been feeling down, I've felt like I have a new friend I could just pick up any time to help me through the day. Pure and truthful, I was not offended at all by her bluntness and language. I wish I could thank her personally!!
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TurningThePagesBlog More than 1 year ago
Back in January I had myself a wee obsession with Jenny McCarthy's books and kinda read 4 of them within a week or so and this was the last of them that I read, and really enjoyed, maybe not as much as the other books I've read by her but I still liked it. I really enjoyed reading about her life post divorce and coping with being a single mom too her young son Evan. I also learned a lot about her life before she became famous which was hilarious especially when she talked about her exploits as a Bunny. Love, Lust and Faking it was just as gritty as her previous books but they lacked a flow. She tended to jump all over the place with her stories and sometimes I'd be reading about her life before being famous, then post divorce, then back again it was very jumbled and that was the main reason why I didn't love this book as much as her others. Plus many times while reading it seemed as though things were a tad bit forced and I'm not used to that. Usually in her books her humour as gritty as it is seamless and flowing which I think was lost in this one. Luckily though it was still a hilarious read and one that I'm pretty sure I'm going to read again when I need a laugh. Seeing Jenny write about her personal life experiences is great as it's not a side many celebrities are willing to show so it's awesome they have good and bad days like the rest of us. Overall, I thought this was a pretty good book and I'd recommend it to anyone who is a fan of Jenny McCarthy and her wicked sense of humour. I can't wait to read another book by her and I hope she comes out with a new one soon.
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I thought this book was going to be funny and i guess it has its funny moments but i could barely get through it. she interviews doctors about different aspects of love and thats where it goes downhill, i will never buy a book withought reading reviews again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a good read for it to be non-fiction
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Horrible
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This was a fun book to read. Jenny is open, honest and hilarious in her writing style.. I would read it again
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Still keepin it real
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Amazing
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really have mixed feelings about this book. On the plus side, her stories are wacky and zany. On the other side, she is writing a sex counseling manuel, complete with interviews with therapists and counselors. Overall, its a mediocre book with too many counseling interviews.
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