Faux Gourmet: 2a Single Woman's Confession on Food and Sex

Juli I. Huss, Author Dutton Books $17.95 (288p) ISBN 978-0-525-93806-4
Part recipe-sharing chef, part health, diet and sex counselor, former model Huss, the food columnist for Geraldo Rivera's newspaper, Two Rivers Times , offers a good-natured spoof on advice to single women. Employing an alter ego, Juni, she reports her get-togethers with friends whose conversation is ``always centered around food, love and that eternal search for some dignity.'' Along with their favorite recipes, they contribute tales of their food-related erotic forays and compare notes on their lovers' equipment. While intended as a satire, Huss's strained efforts at hilarity sound so much like the lingua franca of the self-help and advice markets that benighted females might not only follow the mouth-watering recipes but also take the book seriously. (June)
Reviewed on: 05/30/1994
Release date: 06/01/1994
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