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Description - The Sex Myth by Brooke Magnanti

Is there any truth to the epidemic of sex addiction? Are our children really getting sexualised younger? Are men the only ones who like porn? Brooke Magnanti looks at all these questions and more - and proves that perhaps we've all been taking the answers for granted.

Brooke Magnanti is no stranger to controversy. As Belle de Jour she enthralled and outraged the nation in equal measure. Now her real identity is out in the open, Brooke's background as a scientist and a researcher can come to bear in her fascinating investigation into the truth behind the headlines, scandals and moral outrage that fill the media (and our minds) when it comes to sex.

Using her entertaining and informed voice, Brooke strips away the hype and looks at the science behind sex and the panic behind public policy.

Unlike so many media column inches, Brooke uses verifiable academic research. This is fact, not fiction; science not supposition.

So sit back, open your mind and prepare to be shocked.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781780220895
ISBN-10: 1780220898
Format: Paperback / softback
(195mm x 132mm x 21mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Publish Date: 31-Jan-2013
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Brooke Magnanti

Brooke Magnanti received a Ph.D. in Forensic Pathology from the University of Sheffield, where she studied in the Medico Legal Centre and specialised in the identification of decomposed human remains. She later worked for the NHS in child health research and cancer epidemiology, before being revealed in 2009 as the anonymous author of the award-winning blog Belle de Jour and bestselling Secret Diary of a Call Girl series of books. She lives on the West Coast of Scotland with her husband and hardly ever sees dead people any more. Visit her website at, and follow her on Twitter @belledejour_uk

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