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Free Interview: Susie Bright Speaks with Paul Bloom, Author of How Pleasure Works | [Paul Bloom]

Free Interview: Susie Bright Speaks with Paul Bloom, Author of How Pleasure Works

In this excerpt from In Bed with Susie Bright, Susie interviews Yale psychologist Paul Bloom about his fascinating best-selling book How Pleasure Works: The New Science of Why We Like What We Like. Paul and Susie talk about the pleasures of sex and how we perceive them.
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Publisher's Summary

In this excerpt from In Bed with Susie Bright, Susie interviews Yale psychologist Paul Bloom about his fascinating best-selling book How Pleasure Works: The New Science of Why We Like What We Like. Paul and Susie talk about the pleasures of sex and how we perceive them.

How Pleasure Works draws on insights from child development, philosophy, neuroscience, and behavioral economics, to show how certain universal habits of the human mind explain what we like and why we like it. Bloom covers everything from the animal instincts of sex and food to the uniquely human taste for art, music, and stories.

Called “the widest read, most reviled and revered sex expert in America” by The San Jose Mercury News, Susie Bright is one of the best-known sex writers in the United States. Susie has teamed up with Audible to bring you her weekly show, In Bed with Susie Bright, available only at Audible.com®.

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      Charles Camp Hill, United States Minor Outlying Islands 03-31-11
      Charles Camp Hill, United States Minor Outlying Islands 03-31-11
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      "Trash"

      I was expecting neuro-biology. I couldn't listen more than ten minutes - the interviewer's lack of taste, gutter vocabulary and general vacancy of any redeeming grace were more than I could stand. One star is too high.

      8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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      janice ingleside, Ontario, Canada 03-26-11
      janice ingleside, Ontario, Canada 03-26-11 Member Since 2010
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      "Interviewer lost the sale"

      Susie Bright is an absolute twit doing such an interview. She sounds like she was faking insecurity in trying to get a personal response from the Author, or working on a seduction. I am not impressed, as I wanted to hear about him and how he came to create such a book, and definite in not hearing about her or her antics. She comes across vulgar. I did not hear enough from the Author to decide about purchasing his book. Too bad her interview was so poor. The system would not let me enter any response without putting a star above, so I had to enter 1 star....not my choice.

      7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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      marion Langley, British Columbia, Canada 10-30-11
      marion Langley, British Columbia, Canada 10-30-11 Member Since 2011

      maise one

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      "There was nothing about this that I liked"

      Not only was this not an interview, it didn't seem very related to the topic.
      Susie hogged most of the airspace rather than interveiw her interviewee, and seemed very preoccupied with making this all about sex.
      Not that there's anything wrong with sex, and I get how sex it very tied to pleasure, but if that's what you 're going to talk about, make the title "How sexual pleasure works".It would be to your advantage as sex is a very well searched topic and would sell more books. :-)
      I was expecting more of a Malcolm Gladwell-esque type of commentary. At the end of this I felt more confused and put off than educated.

      4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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      Creeky Alameda, CA, United States 02-21-13
      Creeky Alameda, CA, United States 02-21-13
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      "Avoid at all costs"
      What would have made Free Interview: Susie Bright Speaks with Paul Bloom, Author of How Pleasure Works better?

      The interviewer was horrible. I hope she was free as she came off as a completely uneducated wanton. Her use of profanity was sophomoric. Her simile of "incest is like screwing the pooch" was both heartless. I feel sorry for the professor who otherwise probably wrote a very interesting treatise. I recommend he dumps this interview.


      What do you think your next listen will be?

      Never ever one of Susie Dims interviews.


      How could the performance have been better?

      If Susie hadn't spoken.


      If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Free Interview: Susie Bright Speaks with Paul Bloom, Author of How Pleasure Works?

      Anytime Susie talked.


      Any additional comments?

      As the first such interview I have listened to on Audible, it leaves a terrible taste in my mouth and makes me believe that any trash can be called "content".

      3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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      KEVIN RIVERVIEW, FL, United States 05-09-11
      KEVIN RIVERVIEW, FL, United States 05-09-11
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      "It was free"

      and would you believe that it still cost to much? Painful ear screeching voice and a guest interviewed over a bad telephone line.

      3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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      kurt PELLA, IA, United States 05-23-11
      kurt PELLA, IA, United States 05-23-11 Member Since 2011
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      "Terrible quality - don't bother"

      This interview is conducted over a telephone and the interviewee sounds like he's talking in a tunnel. Don't bother downloading this rubbish.

      2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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      Jordan Logan, Utah, United States 07-30-13
      Jordan Logan, Utah, United States 07-30-13
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      "Vulgar"
      What disappointed you about Free Interview: Susie Bright Speaks with Paul Bloom, Author of How Pleasure Works?

      Much too vulgar for my taste. I thought it was going to be a lot more educational and a lot less crude than it was.


      1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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      Nicolette Irene, South Africa 01-26-12
      Nicolette Irene, South Africa 01-26-12 Member Since 2011

      An audible addict:)

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      "Straight forward"
      What did you like best about Free Interview: Susie Bright Speaks with Paul Bloom, Author of How Pleasure Works? What did you like least?

      Susie's annoying little laughs when she is uncomfartable with her own views and questions


      What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

      I think I should listen to Paul's book, he is a good speaker, would like to listn to his work


      1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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      makoto SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA, United States 05-12-11
      makoto SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA, United States 05-12-11
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      "Interview OK; subject POOR"

      Susie did a respectable effort in conducting the interview; however, the audio level of the telephone call was too low and could not convey authors expressions or feelings.

      1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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      Saira Malik Cambridge, MA United States 12-13-13
      Saira Malik Cambridge, MA United States 12-13-13 Member Since 2013
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      "Sound check, 1-2-3."
      Is there anything you would change about this book?

      I enjoyed the concept of the interview, and the few times when the interviewer allowed the author to give examples from the book. There were also a few times when the interviewer set up a scenario to illustrate a point from the author's book.


      Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Susie Bright?

      Susie was a lively and well-informed interviewer, though I would have preferred fewer curse words. I'm not usually so conservative, but I was unprepared for such coarse treatment of the subject of pleasure (I know, I know, of course sex will be discussed.... but the details are still burning my brain!)


      Any additional comments?

      For an Audible production, I was shocked at the low sound quality. Susie's voice came across clearly, but as soon as the author was introduced, I had to constantly adjust the volume to hear him - and then lower it again when Susie spoke. Also, there was a constant hum, perhaps due to the two people being in different places (I assume it was a phone interview, so speakerphone? Yeah, not helpful for an audiobook...)

      0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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