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This was my first Audible listen after deciding to buy a membership hoping it would help me finish more books! It was an ideal book to start with because it was short and similar in format to some of the podcasts I already enjoy (most notably Savage Love).
Susie Bright, sex-positive educator and activist, co-authored a Jezebel sex-advice column along with her daughter, Aretha. The book presents some of the best letters & responses from the column and highlights the easy camaraderie, respect and affection between the two. Some may find the frank, no-holds-barred mother-daughter conversations about sex off-putting, but I thought they were a breath of fresh air in a society that finds it so difficult to talk openly about sex. I wish I'd had an adult like Susie to talk to about sex when I hit my teens, and I wish I'd had half the wisdom of Aretha.
I was hoping for more arguments between them on what advice they should give. Hearing differing opinions from their two generations would have been quite revealing. But I found they agreed more often than not. It was, however, funny when Susie got exasperated with Aretha, or Aretha rolled her eyes (you could hear it happening) at her mother.
After listening to them, I can't imagine experiencing the book any other way. Their warmth and humor shone through. Listening to the book was like sitting on the bed with Susie, Aretha & a laptop while they chose letters and composed their responses and enjoying hearing the banter between them.
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Very informative and fun! I love that mother and daighter can come together and discuss such taboo subjects. Great listen!