Wednesday, 2 February 2011


ISBN-13: N/A
Writer: Patrick M. McGrady, Jr.
Title: The Love Doctors
Language: English
Place of Publication: New York, N.Y.
Publisher: The Macmillan Company
Year of Publication: 1972
Format: 160x238mm
Pages: viii+408; bibliography, 401; index, 403
Illustrations: 1 black & white picture on back flap by David Droisen
Binding: Cloth in duotone dust jacket
Weight: 812gr.
Entry No.: 2011002
Entry Date: 2nd February 2011


Meet the Love Doctors. Many of their names are household words: Masters and Johnson, Dear Abby, Ann Landers, David Reuben, Albert Ellis, Joyce Brothers. They tell us how to love, when to love –and sometimes even whom to love. They probe and massage our bodies, our minds –our very souls –prescribing a wide variety of cures, all in the cause of giving us what few people ever had enough of: Love.

So who are these Love Doctors whom we endow with so grave and sacred a trust? What do they really know about love or us?

For the answer to these and other questions, join Patrick M. McGrady, Jr. on a guided tour of the Great Love Revolution and of some very special men and women on whom millions rely for hope, prescription , and cure. McGrady has painted full-length portraits of the Love Doctors –complete with their strengths and flaws, their put-ons, let-downs, and hang-ups, their mastery and fumblings. In these pages they discuss themselves, each other, and their views on marriage, sex, adultery, birth control, pornography, and the like.

Listen to Bill Masters and Virginia Johnson as they lash out for the first time at their critics and (with a little help from the author) lay all their cards on the table. Meet Dear Abby, Dear Ann, Dear Rose, and Dear Joyce –and guess whose closet is haunted by “ghosts.” Meet Sten and Inge Hegeler, a handsome Danish couple who specialize “in the manufacture and repair of the ‘Big O.’” And Ménie Grégoire, whose blend of Freudian analysis and Gallic good sense may save France in ways de Gaulle never dreamed of. And Tom and Virginia Palmer, whose blooming Sexual Freedom League portends a swinging new love style that threatens as much as it promises.

You’ll discover love-doctoring techniques that are as different and astonishing as the doctors themselves: from maiden-aunt common sense and garden-variety psychoanalysis to novel laboratory-testing of sexological capacity… demonstration couples… “educational films”… marathon nude encounters… and the oldest and newest modes of sexual intercourse itself.

From the diplomats to the unchartered, from the old-line to the way-out, Pat McGrady presents the gamut of Love Doctors in a critical but sympathetic, lively and witty report on anybody-who-is-anybody in the Great Love Revolution.

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