The Sex Doctors in the Basement: True Stories from a Semi-Celebrity Childhood

The Sex Doctors in the Basement: True Stories from a Semi-Celebrity Childhood

by Molly Jong-Fast

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The Sex Doctors in the Basement: True Stories from a Semi-Celebrity Childhood by Molly Jong-Fast

What do you do when Grandpa is a commie who lives in Connecticut with his secretary/wife, and Grandaunt Kitty has just decided at the age of eighty-five that she is no longer a lesbian? How do you deal when your mother is the queen of erotica and your childhood pony has recently died of constipation? Find out in The Sex Doctors in the Basement.

Molly Jong-Fast grew up in a town house with a pink door and paintings of ladies playing naked Twister. There were world-famous therapists living in her cellar, a secretary with a brain tumor, a nanny who was a numbers runner, and grandparents who revealed that they had sex on their first date. Leading therapists agree: a normal childhood.

In The Sex Doctors in the Basement, Molly Jong-Fast takes us on a tour of her big fat Jewish bohemian upbringing. With the same keen insight, effortless cool, and buoyant wit that won her legions of devoted readers in Normal Girl, she offers a riotous and affecting coming-of-age story that is both uniquely weird and weirdly universal.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781400061440
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/05/2005
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 9.56(h) x 0.88(d)

About the Author

MOLLY JONG-FAST is the twenty-six-year-old author of the novel Normal Girl, which was published in 2000 by Villard and is currently being made into a feature film with a script by Bret Easton Ellis. She received an M.F.A. from Bennington. Her essays and articles have appeared in The New York Times, W magazine, Cosmopolitan, Mademoiselle, Marie Claire, The Times (London), British Elle, and Forward. For the last year she has documented her wedding in a column for Modern Bride. She lives in New York City with her husband, her son, her dog, Godzuki, and Pete the cat. Her mom wrote Fear of Flying, and her late grandpa wrote Spartacus.

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