"ONE OF THE FIRST EXPLICIT BOOKS ABOUT HOW TO MAKE YOUR SEX LIFE BETTER"
REUBEN, David, M.D. Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Sex*. New York: David McKay, (1969). Octavo, original black cloth, original dust jacket. $700.
First edition of Dr. Reuben's "exuberant, wisecracking, jaunty" guide to sex (New York Times), a fine copy.
"In 1969, when psychiatrist Dr. David Reuben approached publishers with the idea of writing a humorous book about sex (original title: Beyond the Birds and Bees), he was told to forget about it 23 times… 'It was one of the first explicit books about how to make your sex life better… It blazed a trail, not only for books about sex, but for all kinds of how-to, how-to-make-yourself-over books'… The tone, to quote the 1970 New York Times review, was 'exuberant, wisecracking, jaunty'" (Chicago Tribune). In 1972 Woody Allen directed and starred his own humorous "in-name-only" film adaptation.
A fine copy.