The Sensuous Man
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The Sensuous Man

3.3 of 5 stars 3.30  ·  rating details  ·  66 ratings  ·  11 reviews
First there was The Sensuous Woman. Next was The Sensuous Man, the first how-to book for the man who wants to be a great lover. A number one best-seller.
Paperback, 215 pages
Published 1971 by Dell
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Sometimes while perusing the filthy shelves and bins of that '70s-book purgatory known as Goodwill -- dismissively paying no mind to the umpteenth copy of Alvin Toffler's Future Shock or Erma Bombeck's The Grass is Always Greener Over the Septic Tank or the gazillion tree-killer copies of Sometimes God Has a Kid's Face -- my eye catches the rare gem. Pulling The Sensuous Man (1971, courtesy of Dell, that once reliable purveyor of mass market sleaze) off the shelf and opening randomly to this: "Y...more
Connie Barillas
I used to clean house for an opthamologist back in high school. He was reading this book and left it on his desk in his bedroom. When I cleaned his room, I'd read a few pages at a time until I had read the whole thing. He never knew. He was a very nice man.
Aug 15, 2011 Erin rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommended to Erin by: my lovely love
Hilarious in parts, contradictory in others. Some of this was great advice; however, I found the numerous feminist references offset by phrases like, "the talky bitch" disturbing and (sadly) not surprising. I've found that the men most insistent on identifying themselves as feminist often "leak" their resentment of and disrespect for women rather nastily. A friend of mine once said she trusts a man more when he's at least honest about his lingering vestiges of sexism. I'm inclined to agree becau...more
i found this treasure of a book in the basement of our rented apartment, amidst stacks of law books.

such a good find. i will totally post quotes soon...
This was excellent for hilarity purposes. If you go in with the expectation that you will laugh, then you are in good hands.
I don't even remember this one, so it must have not had much impact.
Loran McDonald
May 07, 2007 Loran McDonald rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
This book is my Rosetta stone.
Barbara Janssens
Best laugh I had in years.

A classic of the era.
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