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Tuesday, February 5, 2008

I'm a sucker for romantic literature. Forget the cloying bodice rippers you find dog-eared in beauty salons. I revel in a romp through a well-crafted piece of adult fiction to really hasten my pulse. Mary Gordon's Spending comes to mind. As for non-fiction Jane Juska's A Round Heeled Woman made me blush. And with Valentine's Day right around the corner, I was over the moon when one of my favorite writers, John Stark, had his new book hit the shelves. John collaborated with RenGen culture scouts Mary Kay Baumann and Will Hopkins to produce The Dictionary of Love. (I am proud to disclose that John is one of our writers here at the firm.) His writing talent is immense. Even more abundant is his wit, which he flashes to hilarious affect throughout this delicious little book. Let me give you a peek between the covers:
-Kinkalicious is your girlfriend in a teddy.
-Plumber is a boyfriend who keeps pipes open and isn't timid about crawling around in dark places.
-Frankenboobies are surgically enhanced breasts.
I bought several this week to give away as gifts. I know, I very frisky of me!
If you are stuck for ideas about how to celebrate with your sweetie, I recommend that you paddle down to your nearby bookstore and pick up a copy, pop into the wine store, and also pick up a few candles while you're at it. With your Valentine's kit complete, snuggle up and read along together. Purr: a low vibratory sound one makes when being loved...

5 comments: said...

Ah! You had me at "frankenboobies!"
This one is going to be on the giftlist for some time I can tell!
Tony Tallent said...

...and I just bought 3 copies on Amazon...dat's love.

John Stark said...

Thank you for the kind words, Tony. The important thing to know about this book is it may be a bit over the top in some areas, but it's never gross or in bad taste. There are plenty of slang dictionaries out there that are nothing but crude descriptions of body parts and sex acts. I wanted my dictionary of love to be - bottom line - romantic, like a good kiss. So I threw in everything I could find about love from all areas of life and put them in alphabetical order, A - Z. That's why on the same page that defines "Frankenboobies," you'll also find "freckles," "Fred and Ginger," "Freud, Sigmund" and "Frisbee." I was thrilled to see the book jump from 375,000th place on Amazon yesterday to 17,000 today. It's its own quirky thing, written as my mind thinks. I didn't know if people would "get it," but they seem to be catching on. Again, thanks for your words and your orders. John Stark

T said...

Any one that can put "freckles" and "frankenboobies" on the same page is a friend of mine! Here's to receiving the book(s)...and congratulations on its success ...I love when a person flies with something that nabs their curiosity and then craft it into a fine (and fun) work!
Tony Tallent said...

I gave The Dictionary of Love to 2 people today as Valentine's gifts. What a sparkle it brought to the eyes of people I care for. Can we ask for anything more on The Day O' Love? I'm sure these books will be treasured and passed on...
With much joy, Tony

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