In this book, his first full-length nonfiction work, it's as if Devlin O'Neill at last decides to open a beer and sit down to tell a couple of close friends absolutely everything about the focal subject of his life, the topic they have been curious about for years. He seems to know that what he is about to say will be received as fascinating and extremely helpful and somewhat titillating, in the best sense of the word. Although he does not quite lecture, he speaks with the fine authority and command that is the O'Neill hallmark and not as if he is addressing someone on the level of a naughty boy trying to get a glimpse of a girl's panties. His elegance of language shines through and sets up his listeners to be on their best behavior in the presence of a gentleman, and then he slips in words and phrases that let them know it is all right to grin and to tingle and to squirm a little - and his listeners are just sure that he knows exactly when they do each of these. Spank Her! is an informative, fast-paced, lighthearted romp through Devlin O'Neill's more or less real-life world. Part opinion piece, part sociological treatise, part psychobabble mega-essay, this book rips the tearaway knickers off the shadowy realm that is consensual adult spanking in the 21st century with a smile and a wink and a kiss on the bottom.
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