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365 Nights by Charla Muller
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Feb 27, 09

Read in February, 2009

Okay. So I understand how a promise to have sex for 365 days straight can kind of turn into other stories, and I understand that a "memoir of intimacy" does not mean a memoir OF the sex.

However...

The first thing that bothered me was that as she mentioned to her husband that they needed to define what "sex" was, they never clearly defined it! This is because the author shies away from actually ever mentioning sex, and in one part even mentions something about if her family is reading this then "disregard that last part, it never happened," *casual whistling*

Ultimately, it's a story about how batshit crazy narcissistic this woman is because even as she's giving her husband The Gift, she obviously loathes every minute of it and often makes mention that her husband complained that she wasnt "into it," in other words she was just lying there. What is so intimate about THAT I wonder? Because that is basically plain old "Just Sex," and there is nothing intimate about that. But the author proudly proclaims in her final chapter (which she entitled "Independence Day",) where she is now "free of the gift" that she did it, she made intimacy happen between them.

No. She made sex happen between them. This was neither a memoir of intimacy nor was it a memoir of sex for a year. It was just a bunch of crap ramblings about getting old and so what if she doesn't look like a Victoria's Secret model because none of those models are having sex with their husband every night of the year so HA!

This book's title was misleading, and the sex for a year was played up to be much more than it was in this book. Had it been called anything else, I'd of never read it, and I'm actually quite upset that I wasted my time on it. Really disappointing.
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