I don't understand the fascination people have with Mary Roach. This is the second book I've tried of hers and I suffered through both. It reads like a textbook, not a novel. The narration is dry and void of any humor.
Mary Roach has written a funny, awkward and very informative review of the scientific studies regarding sex. This is a very very well-rounded review and it will keep you listening and wondering.
I rolled on the floor, and snickered into my coffee. I gigged as I played sections for friends.
This book is both educating and entertaining. It can be your own private joke or one of the best conversation starters I've ever used. If your worried about it though don't tell your mother.
I can't say I've read its equal, Mrs Roach's style is unique and her take on the subject matter as an outsider looking in to this particular research world is what makes it so enjoyable.
Moved I can not say, BUT it did answer that age old question everyone asks at some time in their life. SPOILERS The average man is 5 to 7 when erect.
You as a potential listener, or reader, need to be comfortable with the subject matter, and remember its intended to be funny.
Such a well researched topic and made even more interesting through her storytelling.
Mary herself and how she's not afraid to become a guinea pig to see the inside of the story.
Science and sex, strange bedfellows.
In the middle on this one, it seems that every other paragraph or so ends with a snarky comment that becomes tedious.
Like the genre but will most likely stay away from other books by this author.
She does her best with the material
Once you get past the snark there are some nuggets of good information.
It's not that kind of book
The factory where they make sex toys
I enjoy Mary Roach's wit and the narrator does a good job of making Mary's words sound like they are her own.
Probably one of the funniest and most disturbing books I've ever read. Some of the research she describes is beyond absurd. Some of the technology and techniques are fascinating. I don't think I learned all that much, but I had such a good time doing it. Some things can cause some visceral reactions, particularly for men, so be warned
Ms. Roach's constant struggle for humor dilutes the research and is really bad comedy. It's an inherently interesting and funny subject, so it is hard to make it an annoyance, but she and the narrator manage it.