Love, Lust & Faking It: The Naked Truth About Sex, Lies, and True Romance
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 marri ...more
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.
The author of this self-help book for women, for instance,
has been married three times and cheated on his 2nd wife with his 3rd wife.
This book's author
is an ex-alcoholic and stand-up comic.
This book cover, I believe, speaks for itself:
Naturally, these people know everything about healthy relationships. And so does Jenny McCarthy - a former Playboy model and a divorced woman.
Of course, I don't read such books for advice ...more
After reading this book I got the sense that Jenny is a sad, lonely ...more
Update: I am marking this as "read" because I just can't finish it but I don't want it on my "to read" list since I might (in a moment of weakness) think it is a good idea ...more
Instead, there are lots of supposedly-humorous anecdotes about Ms. McCarthy's love life, Hollywood life, and general life experiences, including about getting a boob job, botox, and being harassed and physically assaulted at school. I couldn't really find the last one humorous at all, and even th ...more
There was however an interesting quote on the back of the book jacket. Author & comedienne Chelsea Handler wrote, "Even though this book is not as funny as mine, you should still buy it." I agree with the first part.
Comedienne McCarthy, who has written more serious books on raising a child with autism in recent years, returns to lighter fare in this fun and funny guide to dating and relationships. McCarthy tackles everything from first loves to STDs, boob jobs to bootie calls, masturbation to abusive relationships. Some chapters are just for laughs, like when McCarthy recounts suiting up in a trash bag to help a roommate confirm she has come down with crabs, while others are more serious in tone, such...more
Chapters are brief and say little to nothing about the topic at hand. Jenny makes it s ...more
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 ...more
The chapters I did find some substance in were basically the ones about truly need ...more
"Love is serene; it's fearless; it's complete. If you're looking to someone else to fill you, you can be sure that what you're looking for is something other than love. Nothing outside you can ever give you what you want."
"Did you know... that pigs' orgasms last for thirty minutes? That's insane! ...more
It's a quick read, for sure, with the same style of short, point-and-shoot style chapters as her previous books, covering everything from vibrators & "self love" (and yes, darlings, we take that literally in these pages) to Buddhism, and finding tools to work through relationship problems.
I'd actually rea ...more
"Basically, what I'm saying is that I'm raising the bar in terms of my future guy only because my own bar will be raised before I ever meet him. I intend to know who I am, love myself, feel okay on my own, and not need anything from my partner to make me feel better. Can't wait to meet him. Hope he doesn't have a ...more
It was actually pretty funny. Definitely an adult book and one that I found my self nodding my head to because I could relate. A couple chapters would have been fine to just leave out. They threw me off and I felt like they were very detached from the book itself.
I had a little disappointment when I was finished with it. I wish she had added a bit more to beef up the book.
Not b ...more
It's a fast read, so thankfully I didn't waste too much time on ...more
I would compare this to being in high school and getting confident advice from a friend who's had sex before but ...more
This isn't even a book. It's a transcript of interviews and transcripts of self help gurus and her girlfriends.
It was also strangely sad. Jenny McCarthy is beautiful, smart, rich, famous, and hilarious. If she has such raging insecurity and doubt in herself what hope do the rest o ...more
2. Please don't read this book.
McCarthy has no thesis - just the broad theme of "love." The chapters are short and uninformative. McCarthy's "research" consists of brief, shallow interviews with friends and her therapist, and her data comes from her Twitter followers. Early in the book, McCarthy makes reference to Chelsea Handler. Jenny, you are not smart nor funny enough to compare yourself to Handler.