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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (84 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Thomas Maier Narrator: Dorie Barton Publisher: Phoenix Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2009 ISBN:
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In Masters of Sex, critically acclaimed biographer Thomas Maier offers an unprecedented look at Masters and Johnson, their pioneering studies of intimacy, and their lasting impact on the love lives of today's men and women.

Masters and Johnson began their secret studies in a small Midwest laboratory working with prostitutes and volunteers who performed more than 10,000 sexual acts in the name of science. They soon became the top experts on sex for more than 40 years, explaining the untold mysteries of orgasm, emotional fulfillment, and sexual dysfunction to millions of Americans. Thousands of patients relied on their highly successful sex therapy, from politicians and Hollywood stars with marital problems to gay men and women seeking conversion to heterosexuality. Masters and Johnson were America's ideal couple, but they divorced after 20 years amid a clash of ambitions, betrayal, and jealousies.

Theirs is a classic tale of love, work, and fame against the backdrop of an American sexual revolution which they inspired. Weaving interviews with the notoriously private William Masters and the ambitious Virginia Johnson, who championed the power of female sexuality during her own quest for true love, Maier offers a titillating portrait of the legendary team.

Entertaining, revealing, and beautifully told, the groundbreaking Masters of Sex sheds light on the eternal mysteries of desire, intimacy, and the American psyche. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Frank Spencer | 8/29/2013

    " co-biographies are one of my favorite types of book; there is a lot of personal information here about the two people; getting older may not reduce your ability to have sex, but it really took a toll on their scientific careers "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mitch | 7/5/2013

    " Good overview of recent cultural history "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gary Gray | 9/16/2012

    " I have heard that this book is being turned into a Show Time or HBO series due out in 2013 or 2014. I knew who Masters and Johnson were but that was about it. This book filled in all the gaps. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Miranda | 5/22/2012

    " I didn't finish this. Disappointingly neither too pedantic nor pedantic enough to satisfy me. (lol?) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tressa | 6/5/2010

    " Sort of dry and boring, not as interesting as a book on Kinsey I read last year. There is some good information on the history of Masters and Johnson, if that's what you're looking for. If you're looking for titillating, buy a Zane book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sabrina | 5/28/2010

    " Learned a lot about them I didn't know. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jonelle | 5/7/2010

    " A good companion to Bonk -- take a more critical eye towards deficiencies in their work. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Victoria Shepherd | 10/15/2009

    " Fascinating biography " master"fully combining scientific research with the story of the personalities. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mitch | 6/17/2009

    " Good overview of recent cultural history "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jonelle | 5/26/2009

    " A good companion to Bonk -- take a more critical eye towards deficiencies in their work. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tressa | 5/21/2009

    " Sort of dry and boring, not as interesting as a book on Kinsey I read last year. There is some good information on the history of Masters and Johnson, if that's what you're looking for. If you're looking for titillating, buy a Zane book. "

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About the Author
Author Thomas Maier

Thomas Maier’s biographies have garnered critical praise and have been listed among the Entertainment Weekly’s Top 10 Must-Reads; the O, The Oprah Magazine Top 10 Books; the New York Times Notable Books of the Year; and Boston Globe’s Top 10 Books of the Year; and have been a pick of the Book-of-the-Month Club and the History Book Club. Meier earned a master’s degree in 1982 from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He has been a writer for Newsday and the Chicago Sun-Times. In 2002, he won the investigative prize from the International Consortium of Investigative Reporting, now called the Daniel Pearl Award, for a series about exploitation of immigrant workers. His other investigative series have won the national Sigma Delta Chi Distinguished Service Award, the national Worth Bingham Award, National Headliners Award, New York Deadline Club, Society of Silurians, and many others.