Still another volume of sexual fantasies, helpfully subdivided into threesomes, prostitution, exhibitionism, etc., from the
apparently insatiable Finzes (Erotic Confessions, 1998, etc.).
A construction worker who lets a charity auction off six hours of his time ends up serving as a sex slave to three women;
a flat-chested young woman passes herself off as an unshirted male on a public beach; a peeping Tom is discovered (by his wife)
watching a neighboring couple through a telescope. No, it's not Penthouse Forum; it's a group of two dozen forbidden
fantasies—most of them (if the authors are to be believed) acted out in real life—that the Finzes have brought together to show
us that our own most secret longings are not so unusual after all. If the analysis provided by the Finzes doesn't cut much deeper
than what you'd likely find at your local hairdresser or barber shop, it has to be said that the people who get their hair cut
alongside you probably aren't nearly so forthcoming about their erotic fantasies (although the Finzes suspect they have fantasies
of their own). "We will not attempt to offer any explanation for the attractions our informants described," they sagely warn in
introducing their chapter on garment fetishes (a woman who cherishes memories of her leather orgies as a biker, a maintenance
worker who collects panties from the college dorms he works in). Their sole therapeutic recommendation: Consider sharing your
fantasies with your mate. Or, better yet (in a stunning example of the closed feedback loop), send them to the Finzes, who supply
their Website, e-mail, and snail-mail addresses so that you can help them work on their next installment.
The ideal pillow book for readers who, caught up in the authors' bland assurances that there's nothing wrong with fantasies,
don't stop to think about how sleazy the Finzes' own project is.