Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Non-Fiction: The Joy of the Quickie: More Than 150 Ways to Do It Now! by Kate Stevens

“In the world of sex, the ‘quickie’ is like a fun-size candy bar you pop into your mouth for an instant burst of feel-good satisfaction.” So we are instructed in the introduction to The Joy of the Quickie (Adams Media) by Kate Stevens who wrote the book and thus oughta know.

But it’s a whole book, right? So defining the quickie is not enough. She also has to tell us how to do it and, for a lot of us, she also has to explain where. In as much detail as possible, if you please.

And she does. “More than 150 possible locations are listed alphabetically,” Stevens tells us, “from ‘AA Meeting’ to ‘Zoo.’ And, honestly? I live in a world where she could have skipped both of those places. So then where? Airplane. Airport. Bridge. Bus. (“Buses may not be as smelly and unpleasant as they were 20 years ago, but they’re still public.” Thank you.) Car Show. Car Wash. (“Car” itself is not listed. Perhaps just too mundane?) Cave. Cemetery. (Yuck.) Chair Lift. Elevator. Factory. Gym. Horse-Drawn Carriage.

Enough! You get the idea. It’s silly fun, but the book is small enough to fit in a big pocket or an average-sized purse, just in case you want to take it along because “Getting down has never been so right now!” ◊

Linda L. Richards is the editor of January Magazine and the author of several books.



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