Tuesday, April 28, 2009
"Masters of Sex" Book Launch at New York Academy of Medicine with Author Thomas Maier, Guests Gay Talese, Laurie Garrett and Robert Kolodny
Here's the opening remarks for the book launch of "Masters of Sex: The Life and Times of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, the Couple Who Taught America How to Love", which took place April 27, 2009 at the New York Academy of Medicine. Author Thomas Maier introduces one of the guest, legendary writer Gay Talese, and recalls Talese's questioning of Masters and Johnson's own love life -- in front of a convention of newspaper editors!
The theme of the evening was "Sex in America, Then and Now: The Lasting Legacy of Masters and Johnson", at the NYAM sponsored by the Hugh M. Hefner Foundation.
Distinguished author Thomas Maier offers an unprecedented look at Masters and Johnson, experts on the subject of sex, and their lasting impact on the love lives of today's men and women in his new book
To mark the launch of this new biography of sex researchers William Masters and Virginia Johnson, Maier joins a distinguished panel looking at America's sexual attitudes since the 1960s and how it influences today's generation.
The guests included legendary writer Gay Talese, author of newly-reissued "Thy Neighbor's Wife," and Dr. Robert C. Kolodny, former associate director of the Masters and Johnson Institute and a co-author with them on several books.
The discussion will be moderated by Pulitzer Prize-winning science writer Laurie Garrett, now global health expert for the Council on Foreign Relations.
Maier's new biography, "Masters of Sex: The Life and Times of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, the Couple Who Taught America How to Love," is published by Basic Books.