1.06.2011

Review and Giveaway: Love, Lust & Faking It by Jenny McCarthy (signed copy!)

*Originally this giveaway was going to be on my Army Wife for Now blog, but I've been falling behind on maintaining two blogs, so I opted to post it here instead. Lucky for you!

I'm a fan of Jenny McCarthy's books, I think they are funny, entertaining, and easy to relate to. When I was asked to review a copy of her new book Love, Lust & Faking It: The Naked Truth About Sex, Lies, and True Romance, I said sure!


New York Times bestselling author Jenny McCarthy returns to her comic roots in this candid, wise, and witty look at women, men, sex, romance, heartbreak, love, and how (not) to fake it.

Jenny explores the intensity of first love, introducing us to Tony, the boy of her teenage dreams, and Tubby, her dirty, sexy stuffed teddy bear. She takes us on a whirlwind tour of the world of aphrodisiacs and fetishes, explains the importance of playing doctor and other nice and naughty fantasies, and gives thanks for the pleasures of chocolate. And she sets the story straight on STDs, man junk and lady bits, why we really cheat, why women are master manipulators, the virtues of sex with the lights off, the power of a “loving no,” the satisfaction of the perfect booty call, and so much more.

Filled with humorous stories about her own out-rageous exploits—from becoming a Playboy Miss October to the pain of getting a discount boob job to meeting Brad Pitt—as well as the lessons she’s learned from family, friends, and fans, Love, Lust & Faking It takes on a subject the sex symbol, mother, television star, comedian, and divorc√Če can be trusted to examine with nothing but unvarnished honesty and earthy humor. Throughout, Jenny reminds us to aim higher, believe in true love, and, most of all, be kind to ourselves. And to have lots of fun and sex—without faking it.

My Thoughts:
When I first opened my copy of Love, Lust & Faking It, I was pleased to see that it was signed to me. It's nice to know that Jenny McCarthy takes the time to personalize a copy of her book for a review! Overall, I like that the style of the book is personal, honest, and matter if fact. It has funny parts that I could relate to, as well as parts that I learned something new. Specifically, the chapter in which she interviews Byron Katie about www.thework.com was enlightening to me. I also enjoyed the chapter where she interviewed her marriage and family therapist, since it resonates with my training in counseling. Love, Lust & Faking It is a lighthearted and easy read for an adult audience, I recommend it!

Giveaway:
One reader will win a signed copy of Love, Lust & Faking It: The Naked Truth About Sex, Lies, and True Romance written by Jenny McCarthy. To enter, please comment below on whether you've read any of her other book, if so, which ones? Or would you keep this book for yourself or give it away?


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The giveaway ends January 28, 2011 at 11:59pm CT. One winner will be selected using random.org and notified by email. The winner must respond to the email within 48 hours or a new winner will be selected. Open to readers in the US.

15 comments:

  1. i already subscribe to your blog!

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  2. and "like" cheap and creative on FB!!

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  3. i havent read any of her other books, but she is halarious and this one sounds like it will be really good!

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  4. I read her book on pregnancy. I can't remember the name, but I loved it and passed it on to all my prego friends.

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  5. I am following your blog and Liked you on FB :)

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  6. I haven't read any of her books but she's awesome so I'm sure they're all great!

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  7. I'm an email subscriber,I like cheap and creative on facebook and I follow you on twitter!

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  8. I think I've read all of Jenny McCarthy's books (atleast almost all of them). My favorites are Belly Laughs and Louder Than Words.

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  9. Email subscriber!
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  10. I "like" Cheap and Creative on Facebook (christina foley)

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  11. Following on Twitter (@myangeleryn)

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  13. I read belly laughs and absolutely adored it! It was one of a very few things that made me smile during the first trimester!

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