Secret Sex Lives with Suzy Spencer

When I first met Suzy Spencer, I wasn’t sure what to expect, as we were planning her appearance on my podcast, Naked Monday (on this website). But I quickly found a charming, intelligent, and well-read, well-versed writer. And in the end, feel as though I have a good friend. I want to share my Goodreads review of her latest book, and encourage you to read it. It’ll surely entertain you!

Secret Sex Lives: A Year on the Fringes of American SexualitySecret Sex Lives: A Year on the Fringes of American Sexuality by Suzy Spencer
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

From the first moment I met Suzy Spencer, I felt as though I’d been reconnected with an old friend. So that right there, was worth the price of admission. Then, I read Secret Sex Lives–that is, after I had her on my podcast, Naked Monday.


First and foremost, Suzy knows how to research. Secondly, she’s a masterful storyteller. Third, you can tell she’s a journalist, through and through. In fact, as her website says (, she writes “Journalism with an edge.” True that, girl.

And she’s not afraid to talk about that “edge.” In great detail. And she doesn’t shy away from “sex talk.” Hell, she made this outgoing dude blush a time or two.

Back to the book, there’s “Swinging…”, “Sexploitation…”, and all sorts of “salacious & sultry sexy chat” that’ll have you blowing through pages at a time.

My favorite thing about Suzy? She speaks frankly, doesn’t embellish–except to provide her innermost thoughts, which I found most intriguing. Like I said, she’s a solid journalist, with an eye toward fiction. And to me, that’s the perfect combination.

Bottom Line: If you’re even a tiny bit of a voyeur, you’ll love this book. But don’t “brown bag it,” leave it out there for all your coffee shop neighbors to see. You’re certain to get your fair share of raised eyebrows.

My apologies for taking so long to read this, Suzy, but I’ve been able to carve out a large chunk of downtime, and wanted to catch up on my reviews, and share my thoughts on your brilliant read. PS: I can’t wait to read what you come up with next.


Purchase Sex Lives here.

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