Masters of Sex (book)

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Masters of Sex: The Life and Times of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, the Couple Who Taught America How to Love
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Cover of the first edition
AuthorThomas Maier
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
SubjectMasters and Johnson
PublisherBasic Books
Publication date
2009
Media typePrint (Hardcover and Paperback)
Pages440

Masters of Sex: The Life and Times of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, the Couple Who Taught America How to Love is a 2009 biography by Thomas Maier. The book chronicles the early lives and work of two American sexologists, Dr. William Masters and Virginia Johnson, who studied human sexuality from 1957 to the 1990s. The 2013 Showtime television series Masters of Sex, starring Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan, is based on the book.[1][2][3][4][5][6]

Reception[edit]

The book had a positive reception. Debby Applegate described the biography as "a terrific book about the unlikely couple who touched off the sexual revolution. More than a biography, this is an intimate history of sex in the twentieth century." The New York Times commended Maier's writing style and sense of humor. The Chicago Tribune named it as one of their favorite non-fiction books of 2009.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Smith, PD. "Masters of Sex by Thomas Maier – review". theguardian.com. Retrieved 23 January 2014.
  2. ^ "Masters of Sex: The Life and Times of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, the Couple Who Taught America How to Love Paperback – July 30, 2013". amazon.com. Retrieved 23 January 2014.
  3. ^ "Masters of Sex: The Life and Times of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, the Couple Who Taught America How to Love". barnesandnoble.com. Retrieved 23 January 2014.
  4. ^ "Masters of Sex: The Life and Times of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, the Couple Who Taught America How to Love". goodreads.com. Retrieved 23 January 2014.
  5. ^ Nehring, Cristina. "Practice, Practice, Practice". nytimes.com. Retrieved 23 January 2014.
  6. ^ Metz, Nina. "The real Masters & Johnson-- and their TV counterparts". chicagotribune.com. Retrieved 23 January 2014.
  7. ^ "Our favorite nonfiction of 2009 - Printers Row". Chicago Tribune. 4 December 2009. Archived from the original on 13 December 2009. Retrieved 28 January 2014.