Secret Sex Lives by Suzy Spencer
A Year on the Fringes of American Sexuality

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New York Times bestselling author Suzy Spencer posted a simple online request: “Need to talk about sex…”

Suzy Spencer set out to investigate sex in America—to go beyond the talk and find out what people are really doing in their private (or not so private) lives. What she discovered online, at sex clubs, and elsewhere was truly eye-opening.

She started talking to men and women—from across America of all ages and sexual orientations—who make no apology for how they fire their imaginations and satisfy their desires. Soon she found herself invited to be a voyeur—listening in on phone sex, reading e-mails describing sexual encounters in graphic detail, and attending BDSM mixers and workshops. It was all astonishing… and enticing. At every turn she felt herself pulled deeper into people’s secret lives and began questioning her own choices about relationships and sex. Secret Sex Lives is an intimate account of a journalist who is seduced by her subject; a woman who sets out to look behind closed doors but ends up on a personal, revealing journey to find herself…


About Suzy Spencer

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Suzy Spencer is a New York Times bestselling author. Known as one of the country's experts on true crime, Suzy has been the recipient of two Chilton Editorial Awards and a three-time semi-finalist in the Pirate's Alley Faulkner Awards.
Published October 2, 2012 by Berkley. 352 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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Investigative journalist Spencer expands her own sexual boundaries through the exploration of others'.

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But while Spencer's personal journey ought to be interesting—someone of her sexual inexperience and Southern Baptist upbringing learning the most intimate details of others' kinky lifestyles—she fails to offer the strong personal anecdotes that would make the reader understand Spencer's backg...

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But then again this is a pretty unique story, and it requires unique people like Betty to populate it.While Betty was waiting at home, looking longingly at the clock and rocking little Donna in her arms without complaint, Scotty Bowers was out and about, transforming himself from a gas station ma...

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• Full Service, My Adventures In Hollywood And The Secret Sex Lives Of The Stars Scotty Bowers with Lionel Friedberg

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