Caryl Rivers is a nationally known author, journalist, media critic and professor of Journalism at Boston University. She is the author of four novels and four works of non-fiction, all critically acclaimed. Her books have been selections of the Book of the Month Club, Literary Guild, Doubleday Book Club and Troll Book club. Caryl is a distinguished scholar in the areas of gender and media, and has been widely published in the New York Times Magazine,The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, and Chicago Tribune. As a screenwriter, she has written a number of acclaimed made-for-television films.
Virgins: A Novelby Caryl Rivers
For the seniors at Immaculate Heart High, hormones triumphed over the State of Grace - and everyone's vocation was to DO IT. The Map of Forbidden Sexual Delights extended its boundaries nightly in the back seats of tail-finned cars. And nothing - not even the Anti-Smut League - could keep the boys and the girls from a rowdy, raunchy romp through those heart-stopping, heart-wrenching days of growing up!
"To read Virgins is to remember the days when a kiss was two tightly closed mouths colliding and there were definite rules as to where a roving hand could rove… and no, if you are too young to remember those days, Caryl Rivers is not making it all up. Rivers has written a very funny book." —The Washington Post
"Miss Rivers demonstrates her sharp comic form right from the start." —The New York Times Book Review
"Rivers doesn’t give one time to pause for breath between the bawdy laugh-out-loud and wrenchingly moving moments in her new book. … This glimpse of the chasm separating youthful hopes and realities will affect readers strongly." —Publishers’ Weekly
"Rivers is in her element. Her descriptions, from the blue serge uniforms and scuffed oxfords to the continuing battle of wits with the nuns, are right on target. Virgins is quick and bright." —The Los Angeles Times
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I read it as a teen for the racy parts; I still read it as an adult for the story and characters. Most underrated book ever written!
Very adult like
I liked it. It was not quite what I was expecting but it did keep me interested. I am going to read the squeal also.
Deana started to cry. "What is wrong with you?!"