Love, Lust, & Faking It

Love, Lust, & Faking It

The Naked Truth About Sex, Lies, and True Romance

Book - 2010
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"Even though this book is not as funny as mine, you should still buy it." --Chelsea Handler

New York Times bestselling author Jenny McCarthy turns on the lights for a bawdy and hilarious look at women and sex. Returning to her comic roots and the tell-all tone that readers loved in Baby Laughs and Belly Laughs, this expos#65533; from the former Playboy Bunny, MTV star, and prime-time TV sensation is perfect for fans of Sarah Silverman's Bedwetter and Chelsea Handler's Are You There Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea. Delivering the perfect mix of poignant insights, laugh-out-loud confessions, and spicy secrets, Love, Lust & Faking It will be an instant favorite...but it may find its way to your nightstand instead of your bookcase.

Publisher: New York : Harper, c2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780062012982
Branch Call Number: 306.7082 MCC
Characteristics: 244 p. ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: Love, lust, and faking it

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Triple_X_Rex
Nov 12, 2017

Author (and total air-head), Jenny McCarthy has written a terrible book here. It's lame, unfunny, and so boring that you could easily skip reading 50 pages, or more, and you wouldn't miss a single thing of any worth. Don't let this book's seductive cover photo fool you for a minute. This is utter, empty-headed garbage!

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Gizmo_Joe
Aug 16, 2016

After reading Jenny McCarthy's "Love, Lust & Faking It", I seriously think that this dumb-ass book should be retitled - "Half-Truth Confessions Of A White-Trash Bimbo".

Not only is McCarthy's book about as superficial and shallow as you could possibly get, but it's also loaded with all sorts of disdainful, sexist remarks against (who else?) men, where we are, of course, always-always-always the #1 jerks in every romantic relationship.

When it comes to sexual advice, there certainly must be a lot of really clueless young people out there who require an airhead like McCarthy to fill them in on what's what in her decidedly misinformed way.

Anyway - Like another reviewer below, I also found McCarthy's "Brad Pitt" anecdote to be the absolute nadir of the poorest storytelling imaginable.

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cherylyn222
Nov 04, 2015

Written with all the wit and wisdom of a 14 year old.

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Derringer
Jun 25, 2015

You know, while reading Jenny McCarthy's marginally amusing book "Love, Lust and Faking It", I kept asking myself how the hell this woman ever convinced anyone (in their right mind) to publish this novel of truly trivial trash.

With the exception of but a few scant moments, outlining some humorous anecdotes, McCarthy's book read, for the most part, like it had been written by an annoying, sexually jaded 15-year-old girl who saw herself as being "as-pure-as-the-driven-snow".

McCarthy also had an irksome habit of repeatedly pointing her immaculately manicured finger, accusingly, placing much of the blame for failed relationships and female sexual dysfunction on the shoulders of (guess who?) men.

Yes. I had started out reading McCarthy's book with a fairly open mind, but once I began reading between the lines of her flippant narration, I soon found that I was mentally distancing myself from her unwelcome rantings and ravings.

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Fuzzy_Wuzzy
Jun 13, 2015

Regardless of how mind-numbingly superficial this book generally was - Up until the point when Jenny McCarthy (who bragged about her stretch-marks and breast implants) finally revealed her "ace" and told her "Brad Pitt" story (which she cleverly held off telling till the very end of the book), I was all set to give "Love, Lust & Faking It" a 2.5-star rating. (Yes. I was actually feeling that generous!)

But - Hey! - Once McCarthy totally double-crossed me with this rancid, little "Pitt" story, I had no choice but to dock her ditzy book some extra points for ruthlessly setting me up for something worthwhile, then doing a total u-turn and dumping on me one of the most dumb, dreary and unfunny stories about Pitt imaginable.

From my perspective - This entire book was written from the annoying mind-set of a 14-year-old, white-trash, flake. Out of this book's 36 chapters, I'd say that at least half of these were just filler garbage, with Jenny gleefully spewing out recycled info about (what else?) sex, that only a clueless bimbo would find fascinating and informative.

Once again - Yes. I will admit that, at first, I was willing to give McCarthy's book a 2.5-star rating, 'cause there were some funny moments, here and there. But, once she clobbered me over the head with the asininity of her triumphant "Brad Pitt" story, that certainly changed everything.

Crystalsnowfire May 24, 2012

This book sucks. It has very little information. The interviews in this book are generally boring and tried.
I gave it the benefit of the doubt and read it through and through.
The only information in this book that is at all interesting and not filled with little jabs of sexism is the section called Sex Facts: Did You Know.
I wouldn't reccomend reading it. Any other book has a great deal more information and is much more interesting then this book.

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nic03red
Apr 30, 2011

I really enjoyed this book. Funny and I liked a lot of the stuff about learning to love yourself. If you like the Chelsea Handler books then you'll like this one too!

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libraryeee
Oct 26, 2010

At times ridiculous, inane and stupid. But also funny and charming in parts. Definitely NOT as good as her books on pregnancy and parenthood.

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mommaally
Apr 22, 2013

mommaally thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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