Welcome to the "girl-talk" you thought you'd never hear in public! Susie (52) and Aretha Bright (19) are a mother/daughter team of columnists from Jezebel.com, whose readers flooded them with explicit dilemmas about sexual pleasures and disasters, body issues, dating, relationships, and young marriage. Chapters include:
Is a mother and daughter sex advice column going to be an unending nightmare of T.M.I.? Can family members really talk about this stuff? Susie and Aretha had to open the envelope to find out. Each took turns with the same questions, and that’s when the eye-opening arguments began. Mother/Daughter Sex Advice offers hilarious, thoughtful, and genuine insight from two generations who respect each other's opinion “most of the time”.
If you want cutting-edge sex advice that goes beyond pregnancy-and-disease-control - if you’re ready to hear family conversations about sex that are real and refreshing (if not always agreeable!) - if you’re primed to move beyond Our Bodies Ourselves, this is the book for you.
©2012 Susie Bright and Aretha Bright (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
This was my first Audible listen after deciding to buy a membership hoping it would help me finish more books! It was an ideal book to start with because it was short and similar in format to some of the podcasts I already enjoy (most notably Savage Love).
Susie Bright, sex-positive educator and activist, co-authored a Jezebel sex-advice column along with her daughter, Aretha. The book presents some of the best letters & responses from the column and highlights the easy camaraderie, respect and affection between the two. Some may find the frank, no-holds-barred mother-daughter conversations about sex off-putting, but I thought they were a breath of fresh air in a society that finds it so difficult to talk openly about sex. I wish I'd had an adult like Susie to talk to about sex when I hit my teens, and I wish I'd had half the wisdom of Aretha.
I was hoping for more arguments between them on what advice they should give. Hearing differing opinions from their two generations would have been quite revealing. But I found they agreed more often than not. It was, however, funny when Susie got exasperated with Aretha, or Aretha rolled her eyes (you could hear it happening) at her mother.
After listening to them, I can't imagine experiencing the book any other way. Their warmth and humor shone through. Listening to the book was like sitting on the bed with Susie, Aretha & a laptop while they chose letters and composed their responses and enjoying hearing the banter between them.
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