Jennifer Reese
October 01, 2008 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Desire

type
Book
Current Status
In Season
author
Susan Cheever
genre
Self-Help and Psychology, Nonfiction

We gave it an B-

In Desire, a rambling ? meditation on sex ? addiction, Susan Cheever pulls together literary quotes, interviews with experts, and a sketchy account of her own history of compulsive sex. There are fascinating tidbits here (one psychiatrist argues that there’s a correlation between male sex addiction and bulimia). But Cheever never pulls her material into focus. Her book reads like a copiously reported, overlong ? article from a women’s magazine. B?

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