Is Sex Necessary?

Or Why You Feel the Way You Do

by James Thurber, E. B. White

On Sale: 11/09/2004

Is Sex Necessary?

Or Why You Feel the Way You Do

by James Thurber, E. B. White

On Sale: 11/09/2004

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About the Book

“If this book isn’t a minor classic—and one uses the term ‘minor’ only because it is so gorgeously funny and not ponderous enough to be a major—well, one doesn’t know what book is. Let’s compromise and just call it a classic.”  --Will Cuppy, New York Herald Tribune

The first book of prose published by either James Thurber or E. B. White, Is Sex Necessary? combines the humor and genius of both authors to examine those great mysteries of life—romance, love, and marriage. A masterpiece of drollery, this 75th Anniversary Edition stands the test of time with its sidesplitting spoof of men, women, and psychologists; more than fifty funny illustrations by Thurber; and a foreword by John Updike.

Critical Praise

“If this book isn’t a minor classic--and one uses the term ‘minor’ only because it is so gorgeously funny and not ponderous enough to be a major--well, one doesn’t know what book is. Let’s compromise and just call it a classic.” — Will Cuppy, New York Herald Tribune

“One of the silliest books in years, and perfectly lovely. It left this reviewer weak, partially paralyzed, with a writhen face streaming with tears.” — Saturday Review of Literature

“The joint authors do marvelous figure skating over the thinnest of ice without even fracturing an air bubble. They spoof all the modern psychological and sociological discussions of sex with inexhaustible ingenuity, good humor and good taste.” — New York Herald Tribune

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780060733148
  • ISBN 10: 0060733144
  • Imprint: Harper Perennial
  • On Sale: 11/09/2004
  • Pages: 208
  • List Price:18.50 CAD
  • BISAC1 : HUMOR / Topic / Relationships
  • BISAC2 : LITERARY COLLECTIONS / American / General
  • BISAC3 : HUMOR / Topic / Adult

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