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I don't usually feel this way about history, but there were times when I just couldn't stop reading this book- and when I WASN'T reading it, I was talking with people about some cool story or fact or thing it made me think about. It was incredibly accessible and engaging, with just the right balance of narrative, quirky detail, and contextual panorama. The history it discusses is recent enough to feel powerfully relevant to me even though I wasn't alive for any of the time period he discusses. B ...more
This is a good book, probably the best overview of "the sexual revolution." The only problem I had with it was that Mr. Allyn seemed, at times, like an apologist for the 60s rather than a disinterested social historian who was just trying to figure out what happened.