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MAGGIE D.: A Sexual History

(We are following the novel's double console presentation and only the passages in quotation marks are direct attributions.) Interviewer: I'm from the Marstadt-Linsey survey and I'd like you to talk to me on this ""flat gizmo."" ""We'll just feel our way along."" Maggie: That might be fun, and I'm glad to do or say anything to cooperate with Masters-Kinsey, I mean Marstadt-Linsey, even though I'm just a farm-fresh girl who just has an ordinary Human Sexual Response. Interviewer: It ""happens to many women"" that ""their experiences don't really come to life till they tell someone about them."" Maggie: I can't really agree with that since I always came to life very easily ever since I learned its facts from the animals and my friend Naomi and my first ""fella"" Ed, and Chet.* Interviewer: What does * mean? Maggie: That denotes outstanding performance in the genre and I guess I really saw stars and had that ""marvelous electric thing with no headache and no hangover."" Interviewer: Did you respond this way often? Maggie: Well particularly with ********* Nick in Paris. It was a real mistake leaving him and there were others, like my two marriages, before I came here to Beverly Hills to start over again. Interviewer: ""It sounds as though your life has a new tone."" Maggie: Oh it really does. ""Now I admit everything."" Interviewer: You certainly do and you've answered all these questions but ""It's been a long three days."" ""Do you think you left anything out?"" Maggie: Probably. But as Elbert Hubbard said, ""the ability to forget is the true token of greatness.

Pub Date: March 1, 1973

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Trident

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1, 1973