SEX AT DUSK (New York chapter)

Posted on August 19, 2011 by

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Steaming away in NYC this summer?

My good friend Chris Ryan, author of Sex at Dawn: the Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality has just swung in from Barcelona and is doing an impromptu reading in downtown Manhattan on Monday night at 7 pm — I’ll be there, and if you’re in town, you should be too.  The book has been on the NYTimes bestseller list in both hardcover and paperback, and has caused a huge amount of debate with its scientific revelations about monogamy and why it so often founders on excessive expectations, inspiring Dan Savage to remark: “Sex at Dawn is the single most important book about human sexuality since Alfred Kinsey unleashed Sexual Behavior in the Human Male on the American public in 1948.”

I first met Chris years ago when he was living on the Lower East Side, then reconnected when I was in Barcelona en route to researching the Montaillou chapter of The Sinner’s Grand Tour in the darkest Pyrenees on the Spanish-French border (the chapter relates to medieval sex)… not prehistoric, but he had some great tips for the book.

The announcement is below:

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