Kept hearing how great this book was....found it boring....didn't finish it.
I have enjoyed Mary Roach's previous books and expected to enjoy this one. However, some combination of her sarcastic tone and the narrator's voice just didn't work for me. While the book talked about why sexual research was never taken seriously or conducted openly like other scientific research, the very tone of the book was mocking and silly - just like those who don't take the research seriously. Disappointing. I didn't finish it, for that reason.
I love the author's other books and this one is no exception. I will say that the reader's voice doesn't quite hit the sardonic attitude that I associate with Mary Roach, particularly on this topic. I think I would have enjoyed it more in paper format for that reason.
A well written tale incorperating cutting edge research, historical gaffes, and humor. The author's sense of humor is well timed and particularly well played by the narrator whose selection was inspired. You will never look at sex in the same way!
Mary Roach is the author of Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers, Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife, Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex, and Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void. She lives in Oakland, California.