Seduction Lines Heard 'Round the World and Answers You Can Give: A World Book of Lines

Sol Gordon, Author, Rita Fecher, Illustrator Prometheus Books $18 (176p) ISBN 978-0-87975-405-1
In this seemingly light-hearted guide to sexual repartee, psychologist Gordon (The Teenage Survival Book, etc.) briefly discusses the importance of distinguishing between energizing, mature love and debilitating, immature passion that can lead to trouble and tragedy, especially in view of the AIDS epidemic. He devotes most of the book to the handling of sexual proposals and turndowns to fit most any approach. (Line: ""From me, you can have anything you want.'' Response: ``Privacy.'') Some lines are inspired by the would-be partner's occupation and interests, but the queries and answers are often coarse, far-fetched or outrageous. Some are attributed to ethnic and national sources from Argentina to Zambia, but few of them are illuminating or helpful to young people coping with a serious problem. (October)
Reviewed on: 09/01/1987
Release date: 09/01/1987
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