How to enjoy successful, stimulating romantic relationships is the subject of a new book by Karen Kreps, Intimacies: Secrets of Love, Sex & Romance. It features selected columns from The Good Life magazine and is illustrated with photographs of nude figurative art by Arye Shapiro.
This 196-page book includes personal essays, how-to advice, reports on trends, explorations of human behavior, and the accounts of many people who shared their real stories of love, sex
Since 2002, Karen's insights about love and lovers have opened minds. She shares these insights in her monthly column for The Good Life magazine and in public discussion groups. The magazine sponsors these meetings at BookPeople, Texasdependent bookstore (named by Publisherm>as Bookstore of the Year in 2005). Recently, Karen has started an online discussion forum on relationships at www.trueintimacies.com.
Karen wrote the bestselling 60-Day Diet Diary (Dell, 1982), and her work has been published by national magazines, newspapers and online services.
Here's what the experts are saying about what lies between the covers of the book:
The secrets of love, sex and romance must come from those who do not guard them selfishly, and Karen Kreps's collection of articles is a remarkably open-hearted series of revelations. It is reassuring that the positive aspects of connubial life are as fascinating as the downsides of our mating experiments, at least with this author as articulate guide. She makes true love seem as elementary as basic arithmetic, though she knows, too, that love is a complex and infinite miracle. We may discover how to embrace it if we have the right wisdom, and Karen Kreps generously inspires us with her vision. -Avodah K. Offit, MD, author of The Sexual Self, Night Thoughts: Confessions of a Sex Therapist, and Virtual Love.
Karen beckons the many muses at her disposal-ordinary people and experts-to guide us through inner vulnerability to a loving place where we connect with others. Woven through her verbal tapestries are sentimental stories of families, insights about sexuality and resources to take courting to the next level. Relationships are the essence of our humanity, and Karen invites us to enjoy them in ways we might never have imagined. -Larry Bugen, PhD, therapist and author of Love and Renewal: A Couple's Guide to Commitment.
Her writing entices readers along paths of erotic fantasy and desire to find fulfilling relationships. -David A. Crump, the Essential Experience workshop, ee.org
Intelligent, candid and informative; a valuable service in a complex area of concern. -Drs. Marshall and Marguerite Shearer, www.docshearer.com.
For more information, please visit www.TrueIntimacies.com. To schedule an interview with the author, please call Karen Kreps, (512) 328-4456 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Review copies will be available after November 1, 2007. more >>