Virginia Johnson Dies in St. Louis, Sexual Pioneer with an Extraordinary Life, One of the Most Remarkable American Women of the 20th Century

This morning I found out Virginia Johnson passed away in St. Louis. She was a good friend and of course the muse for my book. I'm very sorry to hear this news so close to the "Masters of Sex" show's premiere, which will underline her extraordinary life and accomplishments with William Masters. I know she'd be thrilled by Lizzy Caplan's portrayal of her, created by Michelle Ashford, which so captures the essence of Gini's spirit and abiding intelligence. Virginia Johnson was one of the most extraordinary American female lives of the 20th Century. I'll miss her greatly.