Irish Times Book Review #15: The Book That Changed My Life (Kindle Edition) by John Updike (September 2018) A few years ago, I started my own publishing company.
I was an editor, an editor’s assistant, a copy editor, a writer’s assistant.
I had my own website, and I published a book of erotic stories and essays that I co-wrote with my best friend, my first wife, and our two children.
A few months after we started, I got a call from my old friend.
She had been offered a job at one of my old publishing houses, and she was looking for a book about sex.
I told her I had one for her.
I’d never written one myself, she said.
“I can’t find it,” I said.
I didn’t want to lose the opportunity to be part of something so important, so personal.
So I emailed her back and asked if she wanted to be a book editor.
She said yes, and after a couple of days, she got it for me.
The first time I’d read it in her hands, I had a rush of excitement.
It was the first time she’d written an erotic novel, and the writing was so good I could hardly believe I was doing this.
It took me a couple years to get used to the idea of a book being published.
It takes time, and that’s where a book is really important, but also a writer.
I got the manuscript in July, and it was ready in September.
The second time I read it, I was even more excited, and there were no mistakes.
I’m still a little overwhelmed by how good the writing is.
I have a soft spot for sex, and, after reading this book, I decided that I wanted to write a book that talked about sex more.
I also want to talk about it more, because I think it’s the key to a good life.
And I don’t want the books that talk about sex to just be for adults.
I want them to be books that are relevant to anyone who wants to talk sex with their friends, their family, their co-workers, their neighbors, or anybody else.
I am still learning, but the things that I learn from this book are really helpful to me.
I hope this book is a stepping stone to something bigger.
I know I will be reading this again and again, but I also hope it will be a guide to other writers who want to write about sex and sex education, or to people who want an easy way to talk to their kids about sex, or maybe even about a relationship or a romance.
I look forward to the day when I can start talking about sex in books.
I think the time has come.
Updirey, John (1928-2014), author of “The Woman on the Street: A Memoir of Life on the Edge,” has written five books: “A Love Story About Love,” “The Man in the High Castle,” “Catch-22,” “Sleeping Beauties,” and “The Secret Life of an American Family.”
He lives in Washington, D.C. Contact John Updyke: Email: [email protected] Phone: +1.202.743.1521, Twitter: @johnupdygeo