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For the rest of the week, I’m giving readers what you’ve told me you want.
“No more Beastly Men!” you wrote. I agree. Enough!
“Oh, please, no Beastly Women—Mit Lecrup’s bossy wife 'Choose-Me!' depressed the hell out of me! I think I almost married her.”
As I read the stories coming in from men about their domineering, sexually-withholding wives; their lying, cheating lovers; the women who only loved them for their money and left them broke and the women who reached into their chest cavity, pulled out the heart, chewed off a chunk and put it back barely beating, contaminated with saliva—I too thought, Enough. I can’t abide the subject long enough to write the post. Let’s all agree that women can be as beastly as men—and move on.
You want summer stuff: quick book picks for lazy days; more of Carolyn’s travel commentary, more of Jamie Cat Callan’s insider French beauty advice, vacation sex tips, more erotica from my younger admirer ("Lusty Interlude"), more Hot Talk with me and M (Michael)—our version of “The View” Hot Topics—answers to intimate questions I won’t ask Kimmie (Really, guys.) and you want me to tell you something about Dan Taylor that you don’t already know.
Babes, I don’t know anything about Dan that you don’t know—He’s not likely to consent to an in-depth interview on his personal life—but if I did, I would respect his privacy and keep it to myself. If you’re not a reader of The Morning Show blog, you might have missed something special he’s shared with listeners. That I will also share with you; and I’m saving it for last because it really is the best.
Quick Book Picks
I remember the summers of my childhood partly by the books I read—and I read them everywhere, in the tree house Daddy built in the big oak tree, on the padded window bench in the attic, under my sheet with a flashlight after bedtime, in the car driving to Aunt Maude’s, everywhere. It's not summer without books, in e-reader, IPad, print. Here are five you will keep reading as you brush away flies and mosquitos and the steaks burn on the grill—
- State of Wonder (Harper Collins) by Anne Patchett. Dr. Marina Singh, a research scientist, heads to the Amazon rain forest in search of her former mentor. Huge snakes, cannibals, poison arrows and passion. Could you want more?
- Lola, California (Farrar, Strauss & Giroux) by Edie Meidav. The quintessential Northern California Novel. Female friendship, cults, Death Row, New Age health retreats—and that only-in-California frothy but frightening mix of religions and philosophies.
- Sex On the Moon: The Amazing Story Behind The Most Audacious Heist in History (Random House) by Ben Mezrich. A true love and adventure story with a unique twist—brilliant young NASA intern steals moon rocks for his girlfriend. What could go wrong when a romantic guy gives his girl a piece of the moon? His prison letters are hot.
- The Astral (Doubleday) by Kate Christensen. Reviewers have raved about the author’s ability to write from the perspective of a middle-age man whose marriage is falling apart around him. He is not beastly. Funny, sad—and set in Brooklyn, the writers’ borough.
- Self Comes To Mind—Constructing the Conscious Brain (Pantheon) by Antonio R Damasio, a neuroscientist with a philosophical bent. (He also wrote Descarte’s Error, one of my favorite books.) An exploration of consciousness, the ultimate unknown frontier. Fascinating, brilliant—and who says summer reads have to be dim-witted?
More French Beauty Secrets from Jamie Cat Callen—
Author of Frenchwomen Don't Sleep Alone and Bonjour, Happiness!—(which I told you about in the post Bonjour, Happiness! More Secrets from Frenchwomen.
Love the blog!
And here's one more thought on ways we can handle aging a la francaise--
French women are brainy, so they're always looking to learn new things. They travel, go to galleries and museums, take workshops and learn new languages.
It's always good to surprise everyone and yourself) by developing a brand new talent or skill.
Chose something a little shocking or funny or just plan outrageous—not only will this shake things up for you personally, but people will take notice and realize that you're not "done" yet and you still have a few tricks up your sleeve.
Personally, I've taken up playing the concertina.
It's a small accordion and I'm really a beginner, but you know what, I love it! And it makes me feel brand new, and in the immortal words of Madonna, "like a virgin...kissed for the very first time!"
Seriously, it's fun, a bit silly, and a little wild. Plus, pushing those bellows is great for upper arm strengthening!
Very Edith Piaf.
On Jamie, the concertina will look like a chic, sexy accessory. The day I met her in downtown Manhattan, some years ago, she was wearing rubber boots and carrying a fishing pole; and she pulled this off with such elan that women were studying her with that “where do I buy boots and a pole” look. Her husband, then fiance, joined us; and he was clearly enchanted with her. (Do you know that Jamie’s Grammy was a French woman? Grammies can have great style impact on their granddaughters.)
I like this tip, Jamie Cat. Keep sending us goodies. SexyPrime readers love you back.
Dan Taylor’s (Not So) Secret Life
My readers really love D.T. Women have told me that they set their alarms earlier than necessary just to spend time in bed with that voice. One reader wrote: “My husband figured out that I would say Yes to morning sex if he put on Dan Taylor’s Morning Show.” Well, D. T. certainly boosts my morning libido.
Here’s something you may not know about him: He collects and flies vintage airplanes, like the cool open bi-plane he’s flying in a video clip on the Morning Show blog. Our man is very handsome in his leather headgear. More importantly, he always looks so contented and competent piloting a plane. Could there be a more interesting and romantic—in the grand sense of the word—avocation than flying vintage planes? Before I die, I want to fly over the Rift Valley in Kenya in a plane like the one that took Denys Fitch-Hatton down in “Out of Africa,” the movie based on the story collection/memoir by Isak Dennison, the pen name of the Baroness Karen von Blixen-Finecke.
If you peruse the Morning Show blog, you’ll find more photos of D.T., sometimes in a plane, more often with music legends and other entertainers, occasionally with beautiful dogs or on tropical beaches. Great photos.
I love this one of Dan--isn't he sexy in pink?--with Adam West, TV's original Batman.
D. T., you’re SexyPrime’s summer romance.
More Reader Request Days coming up this weekend:
Tomorrow, Another chapter in D.M.’s erotic fantasy.
This weekend: Me & M In Hot Tallk; Carolyn on travel; and a new sex tip, extended and expanded orgasms for him and her at the same time.
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