THE POWER OF WOW by Lori Bryant-Woolridge


A Guide to Unleashing the Confident, Sexy You
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Welcome to Stiletto University, where catchy slogans are as plentiful as pink candles at a chick-lit reading club, and graduates earn the coveted MSA (Master of the Sensual Arts).

Sensuality coach Bryant-Woolridge (Can’t Help the Way That I Feel, 2010, etc.) dons a professor’s cap and heels to instruct women in the fine art of getting their sexy back. To begin the author’s nine-week course, students are asked to sign a contract—which urges self-love—and complete an entrance exam with questions such as, “On a scale of 1 to 10, how would you rate your sex life?” Then the author encourages the students to enroll online at her website and indulge in a brief pity party complete with fatty foods—teacher’s orders. Participants will then grab journals for a fun study of everything sensual, including numerous time-friendly prompts and self-assessment tests, such as kegel exercises for more sizzle in the bedroom. Though erotica is wildly applauded, the author's program isn’t just about hot sex. Lessons also teach appreciation of Mother Nature, slow eating for sensory pleasure, how to flirt and the art of seduction. Professor’s lecture notes adorn each chapter, as well as pseudo-philosophical nuggets: e.g., “Sexy is as sexy does.” Bryant-Woolridge includes many examples of successful alumni, like Virginia, who obtained her masters in psychology after learning to strut the halls of Stiletto U. Ignore the idealized body image of perfect legs on the book’s cover; the magic answer in this one is confidence.

Cosmo readers will love it, but this lively book should help nearly any woman break out of her rut.

Pub Date: July 1st, 2011
ISBN: 978-1-57344-656-3
Page count: 320pp
Publisher: Viva Editions
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 1st, 2011


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