Wordgasm

Wordgasm

by Rob Deck

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Overview

Wordgasm is a collection of lavish letters, passionate poems, and lustful lyrics that have been written over thousands of years with one single purpose in mind-to experience the power that words have over the body's innermost yearnings. Just a few simple phrases can produce chemical changes in the human body, heighten the senses, and create sparks leading to a wild, raging fire in the soul.

The passages in this scintillating collection include the famous words of Napoleon as he passionately expressed his desires to Josephine, as well as the last words written from soldiers to their wives as they yearn for their touch during battle. The lyrics offered speak not only to the ears and minds of women, but also to their entire beings, creating an experience. The poems range from romantic and innocent to erotic and scintillating-not soon to be forgotten.

Wordgasm is not only a great guide for couples hoping to regain the spark in their romantic relationships; it's also the perfect guide for men who want to improve their communication with their partners. Any lover of history will rediscover the passion behind the famous people and their words that shaped the world as we know it.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781426957871
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Publication date: 02/11/2011
Pages: 156
Sales rank: 708,203
Product dimensions: 0.36(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)

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Wordgasm 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
iainthepict More than 1 year ago
I've read this book and I'm going to read it again, and again. It's the kind of book you can dip into, browse and examine at your leisure. It's also a manual; a handbook for some long forgotten communication skills. 'Wordgasm' is a wonderful book full of letters, poems, and lyrics - words that have been written over thousands of years - with one single purpose in mind, which is to bring to the experience of reading, and especially reading aloud to your partner, a sensation of fulfilment akin to that physiological experience for which the book is clearly named. It works! What Rob Deck has done is to have amassed a collection of contemporary poetry and prose that is juxtaposed with more ancient and historically significant texts, and which, taken as a whole, blows apart the collective theory that each succeeding generation seems to take for its own - that it invented sex. Tell that to Napoleon Bonaparte. Go ahead, ask Josephine. Suggest it to Lord Byron or Honoré de Balzac. Offend Cyrano de Bergerac, whose very purpose in life this was, with such insults; why don't you! But, here's the thing, Deck has got it spot on when he states that a few simple phrases can produce chemical changes and heighten the senses - that's the neurologically induced sensation we experience from top to toe when we're in love; when being seduced; when being wooed. Here then, is a book for lovers; for those who wish to love; for those who wish to be loved; for those who yearn for love. Deck himself has contributed several excellent poems, which display a not inconsiderable talent; they stand comparison with the best. The range of poems in the book is broad, given the basic premise, and thus, there is something for all tastes, from the romantic to the erotic. It's a book for adults, both young and old(er). A key motivation behind the book is to bring to the attention of the philistines the notion of there being a better way to address the opposite sex. As Relationship Councillor Dr. Karen Lewis, Ph. D. said in her review, there seems to be a current trend of treating women disrespectfully, but modern relationships should have evolved from when the mating characteristics of a Neanderthal were acceptable. Dr. Lewis believes 'Wordgasm' effectively displays an eloquent alternative to the verbally abusive, inferiority model of dating and mating. It certainly is. Read it for yourself and find out. You're never too old to learn new tricks - and most certainly never too old for romance. The book's called 'Wordgasm' - in my opinion, it's wordgasmic!
ColoradoSarah More than 1 year ago
I saw the cover and the title and needed to know what this book was about. I read the introduction and the author stated that certain words and phrases can trigger a release of chemicals in the brain that make people feel good- when I saw the picture of the author on the back, I could tell he knew what he was talking about when it came to making people feel good, so I proceeded in cautious disbelief. I was skeptical and tried my hardest to read the book from a purely informative perspective, and found my jaw on the ground from the first letter. I must have read that first page 3 or 4 times and felt like I was transported to a totally different time and place. it was by far the most beautiful words I'd ever seen. As I continued to the next page, and the next, it got better and better. There were 4 current authors pieces that really got the chemicals to release- Colville, Cunnea, Deck and Isabelle. I actually had to put the book down and take a walk to cool off after reading those. I think the best part is the fact that this is a collection, so you can keep it forever and just pick a page to read whenever you want and it never gets old- or you can read one page a night and probably have some graphic dreams. It was incredible and yes, the chemical thing is true, I am now a believer. If you're not sure about this book, don't make the mistake of not reading it, you'll really kick yourself if you don't.
DrMill More than 1 year ago
I had to read some parts 2 or 3 times to fully absorb the words. Each time I saw or understood something new or different. The best parts to me were some of the movie quotes, the poem about how he saw a girl he let go at a karaoke bar and wanted her to know how much he valued her as a person, and wanted to protect her from all those vulchures trying to pick her up. It was so compassionate. It made me feel loved just put myself in her shoes and know a guy could, and should, feel that way about me. Also, there was one called "Thunderstruck" that got me really really out of breath excited, if you know what I mean. The ones from Napoleon to Josephine were so passionate I found myself tearing up while reading them, then I totally lost it when I read the letter from the soldier to his wife, especially at the end when it says (spoiler alert!) he died in battle before he ever had the chance to give it to her. Amazing! The letter from the auther titled "To Gentlemen (and those who wish to be..)" was the perfect conclusion as it challenged men to talk to women with respect and effort instead of tasteless jibberish- as well as challenging women to respect themselves more than allowing those words from classless men to find power through them. The negatives were some of the song lyrics weren't up to par with the rest of the book considering it's quality, and I couldn't buy get a copy from Barnes & Noble to look through without paying for it first. All in all, the whole book was way better than I expected or hoped for and I recommend it to anyone looking for a good read. Glad I went ahead and bought it before seeing it!
Tia_D More than 1 year ago
Gentlemen, if you need help with being more passionate, sensual or romantic , YOU MUST READ THIS BOOK!! It's gotta be one of the best relationship investments a single (or married) man can make!!! See for yourself!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for my husband and it has COMPLETELY changed the way he talks to me. Instead of "Hey babe, what's up" He actually looks me in the eyes and says words that cause me to shudder! Buy this book for every guy you know... BUT make sure they read it to you, Trust me!
DolFan More than 1 year ago
I teach a writing class at a college in Texas, and I just added this to my mandatory reading list. I'm truely shocked that it took so long for someone to put these eclectic literary works together in a book. What makes it even more unique is the fact that there is a moral lesson to be learned from this book, not just samples of writing expertise. Our younger men and women need to see this and learn how to talk to each other, especially considering the only examples they have today are so mundane and distasteful. I truely believe my students will benefit from reading this in so many ways, from seeing perfect examples of passionate literary genius, to taking the authors challenge to "be men and talk to women with respect, raising them up and encouraging them, rather than bringing them down to an equal yet lesser level." I'm also going to carry around a few copies when I'm out jogging on campus to give out to the guys who tend to whistle and deliver the cheesiest pick up lines I've ever heard- maybe it will make a difference around campus. Hats off to Rob Deck for compiling this masterpiece, a fellow teacher with the right idea. All the respect and gratitude in the world to him.
WillyShakes More than 1 year ago
You heard it here first, this is going to be one of those independent, unadvertised books that becomes a bestseller simply through word of mouth. I spotted someone reading a copy on the train and between the look on her face, and the cover of the book, I had to ask what it was. She had an expression of ecstasy on her face and stated, "This is Wordgasm, and it truly fits the name". Apparently her friend knew the author and suggested it to her, and neither she, nor her friends, have been able to put it down since. I ordered it for my NOOK, and now I'M the one on the train with my jaw on the floor. This is great! DO yourself a favor, don't wait for it to become some big corporate book. Get one now and read it. You'll be REALLY glad you did!
skaterkater More than 1 year ago
I saw this book at the San Francisco book fair and thought it was going to be some kind of "how to spew lines and pick up girls" book when I first picked it up. That kind of turned me off to reading it. I went home and looked at the website because, honestly, the title and comve had me pretty curious- and read the preface and introduction and some samples and realized I had it all wrong. I downloaded it on my Kindle and absolutely loved reading it. The book is actually the exact opposite of what I thought it was. I do think that guys would benefit from reading it and seeing that those pick up books out there are garbage, and this one is what we actually DO want to hear from them. Moreover I think it should be more marketed to females like myself who enjoy romance. Each page I read was like a little romantic story in and of itself. If you are a woman and you like romance, don't mistake what this book is about and miss out on being incredibly pleased like I almost did. Definitely get it. I ordered a hard copy today, cause it's the kind of book you can reference over and over (and I have a feeling I'm going to give a few copies to some guys I know). Enjoy!
GGab More than 1 year ago
There were a few quotes I didn't like that much, but for the most part, some of the most passionate works I've ever read. I particularly liked how the author challenged men to talk to women with respect, and make an actual "effort" to raise up their partners individually, instead of just dishing out pick up lines. He bashed some of the TV shows out there like Pick-Up Artist that degrade women and call it flirting, that was nice to see not all guys think that way. I LOVED the letters, especially the one the soldier wrote to his wife while he was at war back in the 1800's and died in battle before he ever had the chance to give it to her. I gotta admit, that one made me tear up a bit, but also made me a lot more eager to tell my boyfriend how I really feel rather than waiting till it's too late. I definitely agree that you should give a copy to every man you know, especially teen and college aged people to help them learn how to communicate better.
LaurennotofArabia More than 1 year ago
I never heard of this book until I got together with my book club today and we saw the website ( mywordgasm dot com ) and facebook fanpage. I am IN LOVE with this book! My girlfriends and I took turns reading different letters and poems and it was almost impossible for any of us to make it through a whole page without stopping to take a breath. I was the lucky one that got to read "Dazed and Half Asleep" -Cunnea, "Morning Stretch" -Deck, and "Jersey Girl" -Deck. I seriously fell in love, sweaty palms, couldn't think straight, all that stuff you feel when you're 16 and can't control yourself. It was amazing. I don't smoke but I felt the urge to light up after reading this. If you are in a book club, you MUST read this book. Wow.
SuzetteDB More than 1 year ago
Wow, how men today could use this book! I'm sorry I didn't realize what a talent you yourself are with words, as we've just met recently, but my goodness HOW REFRESHING! I know what I want and deserve, but so few men have it, that I've only ever encountered 1 in my life. I thought it a lost cause, because so very few m...en can express themselves the way you speak about in this book! Makes me blush thinking about it. I wish a man would make me squirm in my skin with his words, but alas..sigh. This book gives me HOPE!!! I believe this is a must have for men and women! Women to understand what they're missing and men to give it to them:):):D What an absolutely awesome idea..Thank so much for breaking it down so beautifully a toddler can grasp it.
tonyasinc More than 1 year ago
This book is one of the best I've ever read, and I've read almost everything out there! It has letters and poems from the most romantic and sensual writers of all time. I learned more about Napoleon, Shakespeare, Hawthorne, Twain, Flaubert, Keats, and others, from reading this then I ever could have imagined. This book displays their sensual side, and personifies these unreachable historical legends. If you like history, romance, communication, passion, poetry, or relationships- this book is for you.
Renee70 More than 1 year ago
As soon as I started reading this book with my boyfriend I have been feeling like a 16 year old with my first crush! You know that feeling where you just can't stop smiling and life seems perfect? This book seems to release those chemicals in the brain that make you feel that way! It's amazing, and I'm SO glad we're reading it together!
Slizzaro More than 1 year ago
I was looking for something new and unique and came across some reviews for Wordgasm. I was surprised to see so many positive reactions and ordered a copy to see what the hype was about. I received my book yesterday and couldn't put it down. I am now another teary eyed believer fully on the WORDGASM bandwagon. This is a great read. Thank you to the previous reviewers who nailed it right on the head. This is a BESTSELLER and a MUST READ!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I picked up a copy of Wordgasm for my wife at a book signing in New Jersey. The author, Rob Deck, was extremely nice, knowledgeable, and passionate about literature and the works contained in the book. My wife and I read the entire book together over the weekend and feel it brought us closer together during that time. I have total respect for Mr. Deck now and his purpose for writing this book, and helping couples learn to communicate in a positive and sensual way. If you are considering a clear, concise, well formatted read that is inspiring, encouraging and passionate- this book is perfect for you.
PennyPress More than 1 year ago
It's about time someone focuses on the issue of how men have been treating women worse and worse recently by talking down to them and being disrespectful. Deck points out in this book that women deserve to be treated with respect, but enjoy having mind shattering words that make them drip with passion at the same time. Amazing book, incredibly historical, all around one of the best books out there. I recommend this book emphatically.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful collection of poetry and letters. I've been studying it and learning a lot. Great stuff!
Alphonso More than 1 year ago
I purchased Wordgasm after seeing that it won an award from the Princeton Literary Review. It did not disappoint. I found myself nodding in agreement when it talked about love and how people's chemistry works. I feel like I learned a lot from reading it and I'm really glad i picked it up.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book. I just ordered a few more for Christmas presents. One thing I like about it is that it is one of those rare books that are timeless. You can read it over and over again, and it never goes out of style.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book ever!!
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LexiLynne More than 1 year ago
Reading this book brought me a lot of physical pleasure! The name is quite fitting and the entry's are extremely sensual. I recommend this for any female who likes being "moved" by what they read- and any male who wants to know what women really want.
angSDSU More than 1 year ago
My classmates and I started reading this book at SDSU, and out of the 23 books we have to read this semester, this is by far the best one. Most of the books we just kind of skim through to get the jist of it, but this one sucks you in and captivates you as a reader. I love it, and definitely recommend it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book. Really helped me learn how to get the fire back and communicate better with my wife. I'm not a naturally passionate guy, but this really helped me learn how to speak to her in a way that excites her. Totally worth the read.
jibri More than 1 year ago
hes a 12 grade english teacher at my school.. never read his book yet though i feel bad