One woman's secret journal completely changes her marriage in this hilarious and biting memoir—the inspiration for the Netflix Original Series SEX/LIFE. School psychologists aren't supposed to write books about sex. Doing so would be considered "unethical" and "a fireable offense." Lucky for you, ethics was never my strong suit. Sex/Life: 44 Chapters About 4 Men is a laugh-out-loud funny and brutally honest look at female sexuality, as told through the razor-sharp lens of domesticated bad girl BB Easton. No one and nothing is off limits as BB revisits the ex-boyfriends—a sadistic tattoo artist, a punk rock parolee, and a heavy metal bass player—that led her to finally find true love with a straight-laced, drop-dead-gorgeous . . . accountant. After settling down and starting a family with her perfectly vanilla "husbot," Ken, BB finds herself longing for the reckless passion she had in her youth. She begins to write about these escapades in a secret journal, just for fun, but when Ken starts to act out the words on the pages, BB realizes that she might have stumbled upon the holy grail of behavior modification techniques. The psychological dance that ensues is nothing short of hilarious as BB wields her journal like a blowtorch, trying to light a fire under her cold, distant partner. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't, but in the end, BB learns that the man she was trying so hard to change was perfect for her all along.
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APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
It might not be polite to kiss and tell, but BB Easton does it so well, we’re not holding it against her. In this straight-talking memoir (the inspiration for the streaming series Sex/Life), Easton dives headlong into her wild youth as a promiscuous punk in suburban Atlanta. Brash and vulgar in the best possible way, Easton’s book reads like a diary. She reflects on four of the men she’s had relationships with: misanthropic bad boy Knight, sweet but dense Harley, sensitive and handsome rocker Hans, and her straitlaced, sexually unadventurous husband, Ken. Easton isn’t afraid to be fearlessly sexually explicit one minute and openly vulnerable about her own deep fears and shortcomings the next. If you have an open mind and a taste for raunch, this book will shock and delight you.
Great, fun read!
Entertaining laugh out loud raunchy fun that was different (in a good way) from anything else I’ve ever read/listened to. Can’t wait to see how these stories play out on screen.
Brilliant narration by Ramona Master on the audiobook- I’ll definitely be seeking out her other works