Sunday, April 26, 2009
Tonight: Gay Talese, Laurie Garrett, Dr. Robert Kolodny on Panel for Launch of "Masters of Sex" at NY Academy of Medicine
Apr 27, 2009 • 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Sex in America, Then and Now: The Lasting Legacy of Masters and Johnson
Location: The New York Academy of Medicine
Speakers: Thomas Maier, Gay Talese, Dr. Robert C. Kolodny, Laurie Garrett
This event sponsored by: 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 "Masters of Sex: The Life and Times of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, the Couple Who Taught America How to Love".
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 include 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.
This event is free but pre-registration is required.
About the Author:
Thomas Maier is an award-winning author and investigative journalist. His new book, "Masters Of Sex: The Life and Times of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, the Couple Who Taught America How To Love," will be published April 27.
Previously, "The Kennedys: America’s Emerald Kings," was one of the top annual holiday books chosen by USA Today in 2003, and recently re-issued along with a Warner Home Video documentary based on this book. "Dr. Spock: An American Life, was a “Notable Book of the YearEby The New York Times. "Newhouse: All the Glitter, Power and Glory of America’s Richest Media Empire and the Secretive Man Behind It, won the 1994 Frank Luther Mott Award as best media book of the year.