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About mePraise for “Masters of Sex” by Thomas Maier
“Masters of Sex is 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.” -- Debby Applegate, Winner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize in Biography for The Most Famous Man in America: The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher.

"A well-written and insightful account of Masters and Johnson, who, in a clinical sense, probably knew more about sex and marital love than any other couple in America." -- Gay Talese, author of "Thy Neighbor's Wife "and "A Writer's Life"
“It’s hard to imagine any sex researcher or serious student of sexuality who wouldn’t profit from reading this book. The information revealed in Masters of Sex has never surfaced before—and besides being a real contribution to the history of science, it’s a totally captivating read!”—Pepper Schwartz, Ph.D., Past President of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, and author of Prime: Adventures and Advice About Sex, Love and the Sensual Years
"The subject of this book--sex and love--should interest just about everyone. As a bonus, Thomas Maier is a very fine writer, an accomplished biographer, and an astute reporter. If you read only one biography this year, it should be this first-ever look at the secretive lives of Masters and Johnson." -- Nelson DeMille, bestselling author of "The Gold Coast "and "The Gate House"

My name is Thomas Maier, an award-winning author and journalist, and I want to let you know about my new biography “Masters of Sex” – a first-time look at the secret world of sex researchers William Masters and Virginia Johnson and their lasting impact on America -- to be published April 27 by Basic Books. This book is endorsed by 2007 Pulitzer biography winner Debby Applegate, legendary writer Gay Talese, best-selling novelist Nelson DeMille, publisher Hugh Hefner, sexologist Dr. Ruth Westheimer, and Oprah contributor Dr. Pepper Schwartz. I’d be delighted if you would consider this book for review.
“Masters of Sex: The Life and Times of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, The Couple Who Taught America How to Love,” offers an unprecedented look at their pioneering studies of intimacy, their extraordinary relationship together, and their lasting impact on the love lives of today's men and women. Masters and Johnson began their secret studies in a Midwest university lab, working with volunteers who performed more than 10,000 sexual acts in the name of science. They soon became the top experts on sex for more than 40 years, explaining the untold mysteries of orgasm, emotion fulfillment, sexual dysfunction, and the power of female sexuality. Thousands of patients relied on their highly successful sex therapy, from politicians and Hollywood stars with marital problems to gay men and women seeking "conversion" to heterosexuality. Masters and Johnson were America's ideal couple, but they divorced after 20 years amid a clash of ambitions, betrayal, and jealousies. Theirs is a classic tale of love, work, and fame against the backdrop of an American sexual revolution which they inspired.
If you have any questions or concerns, please email at To arrange for a review copy of “Masters of Sex”, please contact Basic Books publicist Jessica Krakoski at Basic Books,
387 Park Avenue South, NYC, NY,10016,



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