Monday, November 28, 2005

What a Response!

The response to the Better Than I Ever Expected has been fabulous already, and the book has been available for just a few days! Sexually seasoned women are ordering quantities of the book, taking care of their holiday gift-giving needs. Young women are giving them to their mothers and grandmothers. A Santa Rosa CA gynecologist bought 10 copies to give to her older patients. I'm being invited to give talks and workshops all over the US and Canada. I'll post the schedule after a couple more dates are confirmed. Please e-mail me at joan@joanprice.com to suggest a venue near you.

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Power of Language

I wonder how you feel about this.

In my book, I wrote with candor and intimacy, and often described experiences in graphic detail. You'll find all manner of sexual experiences, feelings, and thoughts there! At the same time, I tried to keep my choice of language dignified, out of respect for myself, my partner, and my readers, and because I love the nuance of language.

I know that a rougher, edgier style of language is common when discussing sexuality, especially among young people. I wonder how you feel when you read or hear street slang for sexual acts and body parts. Do you care? Does it bother you? Do you like it?

This came up because someone was discussing my book, using terminology that I would not use myself. I worried that the people hearing this discussion would think that I wrote the way this person talked. I feared that the very people I want to reach -- women over 60 -- would be turned off by that language.

So I thought I'd ask -- what type of language do you prefer when discussing or reading about sexuality, and how much does this matter to you?

Book Arrived!

I am thrilled to tell you that Better Than I Ever Expected: Straight Talk about Sex After Sixty arrived on my doorstep today -- a month sooner than the book is expected to be in stores! How wonderful -- in time for the holidays!

I stayed up all night reading the book, and I have to say it's the best work I've ever done. My other books were written by my brain -- this one came from my heart.

If you'd like to order a few dozen copies (okay, one copy, two copies....), I'm ready to fill your order! Go to the order page of my web site, or phone me toll-free at 1-888-BFITTER. The price is $15.95 plus shipping, and I'll be happy to autograph it for you or your gift recipient.

I'm elated to share this with you!