Before Sex and the City and Viagra, America relied on William Masters and Virginia Johnson to teach us everything we needed to know about what goes on in the bedroom. Over the course of more than forty years, Masters and Johnson convinced hundreds of men and women to copulate in the name of science—over 10,000 sexual acts in all. They quickly became the nation’s experts on love and intimacy. Revealing and beautifully told, Masters of Sex sheds light on the eternal mysteries of intimacy and the American psyche.
“What is this thing called love?"
Sex, in all its glorious expressions, has been an integral part of the American experience in my four biographies—respectively, about Si Newhouse, Benjamin Spock, the Kennedys, and now Masters and Johnson. As Dr. Spock, the best-selling expert who raised America’s baby-boom generation, once told me with disarming honesty, “Everything is about sex!” Indeed, at its most powerful an…