Item description for 365 Nights by Charla Muller & Betsy Thorpe...
Overview In a candid and gently humorous memoir, the author describes how, after years of a solid marriage and two children, she embarked on a plan to reconnect with her husband and to restore intimacy to their relationship by embarking on a plan of scheduled sex everyday for an entire year. Original.
Publishers Description When Charla MullerA's husband turned 40, she gave him something memorable. Sex. Every day. For an entire year.
The Mullers had a solid marriage and two wonderful children, but over the years sex had fallen low on their to-do list. The lack of intimacy wasnA't causing them to drift apart, exactly, but their connection didnA't seem as great as it could be. Charla decided she couldnA't go on pretending the relationship they once had wasnA't important.
The couple would embark on a year of scheduled sex, falling over Tonka trucks and piles of laundry in an effort to make time for each other. There were obstacles along the way (work implosions, faking it) and questions came to light. Will sex every day strengthen a marriage, or reveal the cracks? Pull a couple together or drive them apart? Does good sex (even mediocre sex) make up for things that arenA't so good?
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Studio: Berkley Trade
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 5.5" Height: 8.25" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Publisher Penguin Group USA
ISBN 0425222578 ISBN13 9780425222577
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Reviews - What do customers think about 365 Nights?
Misleading title and the point of view was one-sided. May 9, 2010
The author decides that she is going to give her husband a unique 'gift' for his 40th birthday; a year of sex. The author pops in and out hilighting specific instances that transformed not only her sex life but her entire family's lives.
Compared to "Just Do It" (another book of similar topic), I found this story lacking. If I had never read the other book, this would have been enthralling and touching. Instead, you find out very early on, they did not have sex for 365 straight days. They had sex most days but took many days off when they 'didn't feel like it' (sick, travel, etc).
Also, it was 95% from HER point-of-view while "Just Do It" felt like it was written by both the husband and wife.
excellent concept but pffff... Feb 11, 2010
It's a great concept, but what a boring read..
My mental model was all wrong of course.. had a vision of a Sex and the City story in mind.. Not that AT ALL!
It's an autobio type of story of her life basically.. and it's just not that exciting.. A bit of humor would have done the book well.
365 Nights: AMemoir of Intimacy Nov 29, 2009
Unless you like reading about other peoples sex lives ( only the boring parts) this is your kind of book. Otherwise, skip this a find something else. Renee
Great book about a great gift and good insights Jul 28, 2009
I very much enjoyed this book and would recommend it to any married (or long relationship) couple. It was an easy read, light-hearted and about the right length.
The author gives her husband one of the greatest gifts possible -- (almost) 365 days of sex, without complaints or rejection. She talks through some of the logistics that they go through to fit in that much sex and what's going through her mind. But, the best part of the book are the insights she gets about the impacts of sexual intimacy (or the lack thereof) on her marriage and her husband.
Highly recommended. Now, if I can only get my wife to read it ....
The title is a lie. Jul 13, 2009
Thank GOD I bought this on clearance for $4, I'd be so mad if I bought this for full-price. The title is so misleading. I get that she's married, Christian, and a mother, but with the title what it was, I thought she'd talk a bit more about her sex life. I learned more about her family history! So disappointed. I hated that she got all uppity and judgemental about single people having sex before marriage too, saying that they tend to feel "lonely, ashamed, and adrift" and sex within marriage is so much better. I am not at all doubting it is, but I'm sure not going to be celibate until I'm lucky enough to find the one! This book was a waste of time.