With chapter headings like “Virtual Virgins” and “Falling in Like n’ Love”, the new book Love, Marriage… and Facebook by Marlo Gottfurcht (pictured) should do very well at the impulse-buy level. It’s available as a $7.99 e-book and $15 paperback.
There are five chapters in all, each containing around ten first-person stories. It’s put together in breezy, amusing, and titillating fashion, such as the Chapter Two super-social networking tale by a married woman reconnecting one Sunday night, glass of wine at her side, with former high school sweetheart Justin:
I confided to him that my sex life with my husband was mediocre at best.
Do you use a vibrator? he asked.
What do you mean? Me alone or us together? I replied.
Both of you… together, he said.
No, in all honesty, we don’t, I replied.
Well, you should. By the way, I still have the vibrator I bought for you when you were 16, he told me.
That revelation freaks out the good wife at first, but in short order, she engages in a thundering Facebook one-night hand stand and follow-on morning text (“Wow!”). It’s all very raunchy, in a Penthouse “Forum” kind of way, and will leave those who use Facebook for communication purposes only wondering if they’re doing it wrong.