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What people are saying about DIRTY MINDS/THIS IS YOUR BRAIN ON SEX:

“Sukel’s [book] is a serious, informative and highly entertaining survey of the neurobiology of sexual attraction.” –The Washington Post

“A fun and insightful read, [this book] manages to evoke the feel of both a wine-laden conversation with an old friend and a great neuroscience lecture from your favorite college professor.” –Scientific American Mind

“It was the cotton-top tamarin monkeys that did it for me…Sukel’s book fairly bristles with such causes to reflect on our erotic complexity…” –Ben Dickinson, ELLE magazine (January, 2012: page 107)

“Science journalist Sukel is certainly intrepid. What else could you call a woman who volunteered to have her brain scanned while experiencing a self-stimulated orgasm? And precisely because there’s little places she won’t go — new mind research, her painful divorce and role as a single mom — the book is a blast. Her spicy mix of tongue-in-cheek wit and hardcore neuroscience, which is still in its infancy, makes science fun.” –The New York Post, Required Reading

“Journalist Kayt Sukel delves into the latest neurobiological research to explore what, exactly, love is and why it makes us do crazy things. This is no self-help book, however. In exploring such topics as monogamy, the parent-child bond, pheromones, and male and female responses to pornography, Sukel reveals just how complex and mysterious our brains really are.” –Scientific American, Recommended Reading

“Remarkable for the breadth of ground it covers in exploring this still-relatively-new area of study, [this book] is a terrific introduction to the hard sciences’ approach to sex research. Readers need not have any pre-existing knowledge of the subject, only an appetite for information and an openness to questioning convention. Highly recommended.” –The Book Lady's Blog

“Sukel leaves no stone unturned as she delves into the complex, cerebral world of relationships…[her] background in psychology allows her to discuss highly technical topics in a way that will be accessible to a broad audience, including armchair scientists and sociology buffs.” –Publishers Weekly

“[Sukel's] account of her experience inducing an orgasm while hooked up to an fMRI scanner adds spice to her quest, but the science she reports, though still inconclusive, is fascinating in its own right.” –Kirkus Reviews

“With humor and flair, Sukel takes us through the whole human drama — loving, hating, cheating, losing, orgasming, parenting, punishment, and reward — and at the end we realize something truly startling: it’s all in our minds.” –Jena Pincott, author of Do Chocolate Lovers Have Sweeter Babies?: The Surprising Science of Pregnancy

“Kayt Sukel merges the bracing realities of science with the mysterious thrill of love and attraction. Provocative,well-researched, and compulsively readable, this book opens the mind (dirty or otherwise) and stirs the soul.” –Lily Burana, author of Strip City, Try, and I Love a Man in Uniform

“Love and sex are two of the eternal mysteries of the human experience—but in her compelling new book, Kayt Sukel lifts the curtain to give us a fresh and fascinating look at our intimate lives. Sukel shows us how neuroscientists are venturing into the realm once reserved for poets and songwriters, and returning with bold new knowledge about the brain in love and in the throes of pleasure. After reading this seductively interesting book, you’ll never think about a date or a kiss or a breakup the same way again.” –Annie Murphy Paul, author of Origins: How the Nine Months Before Birth Shape the Rest of Our Lives and The Cult of Personality Testing: How Personality Tests Are Leading Us to Miseducate Our Children, Mismanage Our Companies, and Misunderstand Ourselves

“You sure did a lot of research. It was an absolutely fascinating read, honey, even for someone who knows nothing about the science. But will any of it help improve your taste in men?” –Kayt's Mom

DIRTY MINDS/THIS IS YOUR BRAIN ON SEX is available wherever books are sold.