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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Love, Lust & Faking It: The Naked Truth About Sex, Lies, and True Romance by Jenny McCarthy

 
 
Love, Lust & Faking It: The Naked Truth About Sex, Lies, and True Romance
 
Summary:
 
"New York Times" bestselling author Jenny McCarthy returns to her comic roots in this candid, wise, and witty look at women, men, sex, romance, heartbreak, love, and how (not) to fake it.

In "Belly Laughs," Jenny McCarthy told you what you could really expect when you're expecting. In "Baby Laughs" and "Life Laughs," she gave you the unfiltered ups and downs of motherhood and marriage. Now, in Love, "Lust & Faking It," the inveterate truth teller turns the lights on for a funny, often poignant, and no-holds-barred look at the essence of relationships: love and sex.

Jenny explores the intensity of first love, introducing us to Tony, the boy of her teenage dreams, and Tubby, her dirty, sexy stuffed teddy bear. She takes us on a whirlwind tour of the world of aphrodisiacs and fetishes, explains the importance of playing doctor and other nice and naughty fantasies, and gives thanks for the pleasures of chocolate. And she sets the story straight on STDs, man junk and lady bits, why we "really" cheat, why women are master manipulators, the virtues of sex with the lights off, the power of a "loving no," the satisfaction of the perfect booty call, and so much more.

Filled with humorous stories about her own out-rageous exploits--from becoming a "Playboy" Miss October to the pain of getting a discount boob job to meeting Brad Pitt--as well as the lessons she's learned from family, friends, and fans, "Love, Lust & Faking It" takes on a subject the sex symbol, mother, television star, comedian, and divorcEe can be trusted to examine with nothing but unvarnished honesty and earthy humor. Throughout, Jenny reminds us to aim higher, believe in true love, and, most of all, be kind to ourselves. And to have lots of fun and sex--without faking it.
Summary & Cover taken from Goodreads.com
Length: 256 pages (hardcover)
Available Formats: Print/E-book
Publication Date: September 28th 2010 by Harper
 
 
Back in January I had myself a wee obsession with Jenny McCarthy's books and kinda read 4 of them within a week or so and this was the last of them that I read, and really enjoyed, maybe not as much as the other books I've read by her but I still liked it.
 
I really enjoyed reading about her life post divorce and coping with being a single mom too her young son Evan. I also learned a lot about her life before she became famous which was hilarious especially when she talked about her exploits as a Bunny.
 
Love, Lust and Faking it was just as gritty as her previous books but they lacked a flow. She tended to jump all over the place with her stories and sometimes I'd be reading about her life before being famous, then post divorce, then back again it was very jumbled and that was the main reason why I didn't love this book as much as her others. Plus many times while reading it seemed as though things were a tad bit forced and I'm not used to that.
 
Usually in her books her humour as gritty as it is is seamless and flowing which I think was lost in this one. Luckily though it was still a hilarious read and one that I'm pretty sure I'm going to read again when I need a laugh. Seeing Jenny write about her personal life experiences is great as it's not a side many celebrities are willing to show so it's awesome they have good and bad days like the rest of us.
 
Overall, I thought this was a pretty good book and I'd recommend it to anyone who is a fan of Jenny McCarthy and her wicked sense of humour. I can't wait to read another book by her and I hope she comes out with a new one soon.
 
Really Liked It!
★★★★
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