It’s Not You, It’s Me: Recent DNFs & Why

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I am not Patient and Have A Short Attention Span so: 

Get to the Point, Please

Women’s Anatomy of Arousal

 

Women's Anatomy of ArousalSecret Maps to Buried Pleasure
Author Sheri Winston
Narrated by Sheri Winston
Published by Tantor Media
Publication date Apr 25, 2017
Running time 9 hrs

Women have a largely unknown network of structures responsible for arousal and orgasm that their owners and even most medical professionals don’t know about. We’re not just talking about Ye Olde G-Spot here. Women have an entire erectile network that, if properly stimulated, can elevate their erotic experience from “Oh!” to “Oh! Oh! Oh!”

Join celebrated sexuality teacher Sheri Winston as she integrates ancient wisdom, lost knowledge, and modern sexuality information in a sexy, fun, empowering guidebook that illuminates every woman’s secret paths to fabulous, orgasmically abundant sex. Whether you’re a woman or a man who loves women, this book is for you!

There’s great information here, but that’s not why Winston wrote the book. She wrote it to transform people’s lives and support them to reclaim their erotic birthright. And what she shares works! When people apply the information and techniques she provides, the result is often a whole new level of sexual pleasure.
https://tantor.com/womens-anatomy-of-arousal-sheri-winston.html

My Take Oblong Shaped

The author’s voice is pleasant in the self-narrated informational book and she conveys enthusiasm for the subject.

I used to teach public speaking and one adage was “Tell them what you’re going to tell them, then tell them, then tell them what you told them.

This adage implies that one moves on from the introduction to the substance of the information.  But, as with a Discovery Channel program where you are told the same thing over and over, this book did not feel like it would ever move on from the author telling us she would reveal great secrets to actually revealing them. 

Mt husband  and I have been together over 35 years.  There’s always something new to learn about each other and I thought a scientific approach would be of interest to him as he is a physicist. So on a long drive this summer we  listened to this, or I should say, tried to, for what felt like an hour. Maybe it was going to move on from the introduction, or telling me what she was going to, at some point, tell me at the very moment we decided to listen to NPR, but we were both about to fall asleep.

 

Links Blue Horizontal

PUBLISHER: https://tantor.com/womens-anatomy-of-arousal-sheri-winston.html

AUDIBLE: https://www.audible.com/pd/Self-Development/Womens-Anatomy-of-Arousal-Audiobook/B06ZZ82CWK?source_code=TANP0005WS071408

AUTHOR’S WEBSITE: https://intimateartscenter.com/about/sheri-winston/

It’s not that I am not intelligent, and I have read plenty of literary fiction but, I often feel I’ve already been to college why beat myself over the head with something I do not enjoy.

Too Heady:

 

WHAT WE TALK ABOUT WHEN WE TALK ABOUT LOVE

WHAT WE TALK ABOUT WHEN WE TALK ABOUT LOVEAuthor Raymond Carver
Narrated by Norman Dietz
Published By Tantor Media
Publication date Feb 21, 2017
Running time 4 hrs

 

In his second collection, including the iconic and much-referenced title story featured in the Academy Award–winning film Birdman, Raymond Carver establishes his reputation as one of the most celebrated short-story writers in American literature. What We Talk About When We Talk About Love is a haunting meditation on love, loss, and companionship, and finding one’s way through the dark.
https://tantor.com/what-we-talk-about-when-we-talk-about-love-raymond-carver.html

BEGINNERS

Beginners Cover

Author Raymond Carver
Narrated by Norman Dietz
Published By Tantor Media
Publication date Dec 15, 2016
Running time 9 hrs

 

Here is the original manuscript of Raymond Carver’s seminal 1981 collection, What We Talk About When We Talk About Love. Carver is one of the most celebrated short-story writers in American literature—his style is both instantly recognizable and hugely influential—and the pieces in What We Talk About . . ., which portray the gritty loves and lives of the American working class, are counted among the foundation stones of the contemporary short story. In this unedited text, we gain insight into the process of a great writer. These expansive stories illuminate the many dimensions of Carver’s style, and are indispensable to our understanding of his legacy. https://tantor.com/beginners-raymond-carver.html

 

My Take Oblong Shaped

It’s not that I am not intelligent, and I have read plenty of literaary fiction but, I sometimes feel, when reading lit fic, I’ve already been to college so why beat myself over the head with something I do not enjoy.

I had originally asked the Tantor Publicist for Carver’s BEGINNERS  as one of our college students had mentioned him to me. I was also sent WHAT WE TALK ABOUT WHEN WE TALK ABOUT LOVE — after putting up the BEGINNERS I couldn’t bear to pick up WHAT WE TALK ABOUT WHEN WE TALK ABOUT LOVE. Honestly I cannot say I even started WHAT WE TALK ABOUT WHEN WE TALK ABOUT LOVE,

Carver’s history, as well as his character’s situation, must have informed his narractor’s performance. While I am sure he wasn’t under the influence, In BEGINNERS the Narractor sounded drunk.  I could NOT get through the stories as they rambled along. They held no interest for me and felt like doom would soon collect its toll

Carver’s writing is intellectual; character driven, first person (BEGINNERS). I did not have the patience needed for this book, nor did I care about the characters who felt “shiftless” to me. It is not dark in the sense of a Gothic Novel, or in the sense of a psychological thriller, but it is dark.

I’m sure Carver was as brilliant as other readers and critics believe but that his brilliance didn’t create stuff I want to read – It’s not him, it’s me.  I have good friends who would love nothing better than immersing them selves in these stories.  I felt they all feature introspection as the center and plots only peripherally important.  I enjoy books with strong plots, and this writing style just doesn’t appeal. Also, they discuss how Carver’s work is referenced in the film, BIRDMAN – I strongly disliked that movie so if Carver inspired BIRDMAN I can imagine my relationship with Carver’s writing was doomed from the start.

Links Blue Horizontal

TANTOR | BEGINNERS: https://tantor.com/beginners-raymond-carver.html

TANTOR | WHAT WE TALK ABOUT WHEN WE TALK ABOUT LOVE:
https://tantor.com/what-we-talk-about-when-we-talk-about-love-raymond-carver.html

AUDIBLE | WHAT WE TALK ABOUT WHEN WE TALK ABOUT LOVE
https://www.audible.com/pd/Fiction/What-We-Talk-About-When-We-Talk-About-Love-Audiobook/B06WLHYSVW

AUDIBLE | BEGINNERS https://www.audible.com/pd/Fiction/Beginners-Audiobook/B01MRU6ELR/