Masters of Sex, the Life and Times of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, the Couple Who Taught America How to Love

Masters of Sex, the Life and Times of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, the Couple Who Taught America How to Love

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Baker & Taylor
Follows the career of the famous sex research couple who used their own relationship to gain the confidence of subjects for their studies and to convince readers of their expertise.

Perseus Publishing
In Masters of Sex, critically acclaimed biographer Thomas Maier offers an unprecedented look at William Masters and Virginia Johnson, their pioneering studies of intimacy, and the sexual revolution they inspired. Masters and Johnson began their secret studies in a small Midwest laboratory, and soon became the nation’s top experts on sex. Over the course of more than forty years, they analyzed and explained the secrets of orgasm, emotional fulfillment, and sexual dysfunction. But they divorced after twenty years amid a clash of success, betrayal, and jealousies.

Weaving interviews with the notoriously private William Masters and the ambitious Virginia Johnson, Maier offers a titillating portrait of the legendary couple. Entertaining, revealing, and beautifully told, this groundbreaking book sheds light on the eternal mysteries of desire and intimacy, and their complicated roles in the American psyche.


The definitive biography of the famous sex research team who dramatically transformed American sexuality yet whose private relationship was just as complex and dysfunctional as any of their patients


Publisher: New York : Basic Books, [2009]
Copyright Date: ©2009
ISBN: 9780465003075
0465003079
Branch Call Number: 306.7092 MASTE MAIER
Characteristics: xii, 411 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm

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