Wednesday, June 18, 2008

The Dangerous Joy of Dr. Sex and Other True Stories by Pagan Kennedy



In this interesting collection of unexpected true stories Pagan Kennedy introduces us to some eccentric characters. From Alex Comfort, the middle aged mastermind of The Joy of Sex to Vermin Supreme, fringe candidate extraordinaire, the mix is wonderful and thought provoking.

Ms. Kennedy hooked me in right away with her introduction. She talks about being read Alice in Wonderland by her Grandmother and wanting to get through the looking glass herself. After an unsuccessful attempt she decides that the secret must lie in the words on the page. A woman after my own heart. This discovery would be part of her future life as a writer. She has a warm and open way of writing that is very easy to read.

After twelve true tales that read like fiction, she gives us three short essays about herself and her world. It is a great way to end an interesting and entertaining book.

The Dangerous Joy of Dr. Sex and Other True Stories will be published by The Santa Fe Writers Project in September, 2008.

3 comments:

SheIsTooFondOfBooks said...

This is two down in my TBR pile - I'm looking forward to it, your review tells me I need to read faster!

The Tome Traveller said...

Me Too!

tashiana said...

this sounds very good like a new age, humorous freud
it's harder to comment on the shorter posts lol

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