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Making Love: An Erotic Odyssey

3.07  ·  Rating Details  ·  28 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
A brilliant, illuminating, and often shocking exploration of one man's sexual odyssey, written by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Making of the Atomic Bomb and A Hole in the World. Making Love marks the first time a major author has written with such unapologetic candor of his most intimate experiences, fantasies, and thoughts.
Hardcover, 175 pages
Published December 31st 1992 by Simon & Schuster (first published September 1992)
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Matt
Apr 26, 2016 Matt rated it did not like it
Oh, hi there. I’ve just noticed you noticing me reading Richard Rhodes’ Making Love: An Erotic Odyssey. By the look on your face, I can tell you’re about to run away, hide your kids, and call the cops. But wait! Just because I have this slim, hardcover volume of erotica, with the two semi-naked people entwined on the cover, doesn’t make me a sex-crazed pervert.

There’s a perfectly good explanation why I have this book! It was a joke, see? One of my Goodreads’ friends noticed my intense admiratio
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Henry Le Nav
Nov 16, 2011 Henry Le Nav rated it it was ok
In Letters to My Son: A Father's Wisdom on Manhood, Life, and Love, Kent Nerburn speaks of the old adage, “we humans are destined to live with our feet on the earth and our heads in the heavens, and we can never be at peace because we are pulled both ways” (page 146).

Then in a beautiful and poignant passage, Nerburn explains to his son how our sexuality must be both of the earth and of the heavens.

Richard Rhodes is one of my favorite authors. At the time Making Love was published I was attempti
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Elizabeth
Apr 29, 2015 Elizabeth rated it it was ok
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Bill Johnson
Jul 04, 2014 Bill Johnson rated it it was ok
I love reading about sex and erotica, but this got boring. Rhodes is a favorite author and Making of the Atomic Bomb is one of my all-time favorites, but this was a little too much (descriptions were anatomical and not erotic). It just never came together for me. It was quick and one of the Hawaii books I read june of 2014.
Lena
Jan 02, 2014 Lena rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone who is or hopes to be sexually active
Recommended to Lena by: Found it at a random bookstore and was intrigued by the cover art
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This was an incredible, insightful, healing, honest and inspiring book about making love. I recommend it to anyone who is looking for a way to be more in tune with themselves- mind, body, and soul. It is not that he has managed to write about the experience of sex, as much as it is that he has written about his experiences and through that gives the opportunity for readers to search themselves to discover. What you discover, of course, is entirely up to you. Happy reading.
Jessica
Nov 17, 2007 Jessica rated it it was ok
Oh. My. Stick to Rhodes' science books! This personal memoir was graphically TMI.
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Richard Lee Rhodes is an American journalist, historian, and author of both fiction and non-fiction (which he prefers to call "verity"), including the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Making of the Atomic Bomb (1986), and most recently, Arsenals of Folly: The Making of the Nuclear Arms Race (2007). He has been awarded grants from the Ford Foundation, the Guggenheim Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation a ...more
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