Modern Lives & Movements Book Discussion: Masters of Sex by Thomas Maier
Date: Thu. December 05, 2013
Time: 6:30 pm
6000 N. Broadway Street
About this event:
As the Edgewater Branch's Modern Lives & Movements series turns to the topic of 'The Science of Sex' in November and December, join us for a discussion of Thomas Maier's biography of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, titled Masters of Sex: The Life and Times of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, the Couple Who Taught America How to Love.
Showtime's dramatic TV series, 'Masters of Sex,' starring Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan, is based on this real-life story of sex researchers William Masters and Virginia Johnson. Before Sex and the City, America relied on Masters and Johnson to teach us everything we needed to know about what goes on in the bedroom. Convincing hundreds of men and women to shed their clothes and copulate, the pair were the nation's top experts on love and intimacy. Highlighting interviews with the notoriously private Masters and the ambitious Johnson, critically acclaimed biographer Thomas Maier shows how this unusual team changed the way we all thought about, talked about, and engaged in sex while they simultaneously tried to make sense of their own relationship. Entertaining, revealing, and beautifully told, Masters of Sex sheds light on the eternal mysteries of desire, intimacy, and the American psyche.
Copies of this biography are available at the Edgewater branch's reference desk for book discussion participants.
The Edgewater branch's Modern Lives & Movements series will continue to explore the topic of the science of sex with a panel discussion on the current state of insight into sexuality, gender, and orientation on Saturday, December 14 at 2:00 PM. Please join us!