Welcome to another Love Letters self-help book project.
Here's how it works:
Publishers send me self-help books because I write about relationships. I wait until those books have taken over my desk, and then I send them out to readers for review.
If you want to participate this time around, email me at meregoldstein at gmail dot com. Put "Book!" in the subject line. Tell me which book you want (from the list below) and I'll do my best to get you the right one – or something similar. We'll do this while supplies last, so e-mail as soon as you can. *Please include a mailing address in your email so I know where to send the book.*
If you get a book, you have homework. You'll have two weeks to email me a one-sentence summary of the book. Your sentence can be funny. It can be clever. I want to know what you learned. (You get to keep the book, of course.)
When I get all of the reviews, I'll post them. I'll also let the Globe intern who helped me compile the book list pick his favorite.
Big Big Love: A Sex and Relationships Guide for People of Size (and Those Who Love Them), by Hanne Blank
Love for Grown-Ups: The Garter Brides’ Guide to Marrying for Life When You’ve Already
Got a Life, by Ann Blumenthal Jacobs, Patricia Ryan Lampl, and Tish Rabe
When Your Children Marry: How Marriage Changes Relationships with Sons & Daughters, by Deborah M. Merrill
Your Brain on Sex: How Smarter Sex Can Change Your Life, by Stanley Siegel and Alyssa Siegel
Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How it Can Help You Find – and Keep – Love, by Amir Levine, M.D., and Rachel S.F. Heller, M.A.
What Your Birthday Reveals About Your Sex Life: Your Key to the Heavenly Sex Life You Were Born To Have, by Phyllis Vega
Cheat on Your Husband (with your Husband): How to Date Your Spouse by Andrea Syrtash
The Secret Lives of Wives: Women Share What It Really Takes to Stay Married, by Iris Krasnow
The Joy of the Quickie: More than 150 Ways to Do It Now!, by Kate Stevens
Forty Beads: The Simple Sexy Secret for Transforming Your Marriage, by Carolyn Evan
5 Steps to Decode Your Dreams: A Fast, Effective Way to Discover the Meaning of Your Dreams, by Gillian Holloway, Ph.D.
Everything I Know About Love I Learned from Romance Novels, by Sarah Wendell
11 Points Guide to Hooking Up: Lists and Advice About First Dates, Hotties, Scandals, Pickups, Threesomes, and Booty Calls, by Sam Greenspan
150 Secrets to a Happy Wife, by Joe Gumm
Extravagant Expectations: New Ways to Find Romantic Love in America, by Paul Hollander
The Friendship Fix: The Complete Guide to Choosing, Losing, and Keeping Up Your Friends, by Andrea Bonior, Ph.D.
Shut Up and Stay Married: The Secret to Marriage Success, by Yisroel Roll
Your Daughter’s Bedroom: Insights for Raising Confident Women, by Joyce T. McFadden
Always Hit on the Wingman: And 9 Other Secret Rules for Getting the Love Life You Want, by Jake
Lifelong Love: 4 Steps to Creating and Maintaining an Extraordinary Relationship, by Phyllis Koch-Sheras, Ph.D., and Peter Sheras, Ph.D.
Great in Bed, by Debby Herbenick, Ph.D., and Grant Stoddard
The Power of Wow: A Guide to Unleashing the Confident, Sexy You, by Lori Bryant-Woolridge
Crazy Little Thing - Why Love and Sex Drive Us Mad: How Your Hormones and Neurotransmitters Make You Do Really Stupid Things, by Liz Langley
OMG! Guys: How to Survive 101 of the Most F’ed Dating Situations, by Jodi Miller
Intimacy & Desire: Awaken the Passion in Your Relationship, by Dr. David Scharch
The Breakup Bible: The Smart Woman’s guide to Healing from a Breakup or Divorce, by Rachel A. Sussman