After thirty years as a successful mistress (one man, Michael), the seventy-year-old advice-giver seems singularly self-satisfied and the undertone of benevolent condescension may ruffle a few wifely feathers. X was an ex-wife when she met Michael and became ""a friend to all the universe"" in what she obviously considers the best of all possible positions. She is of ""late Victorian upbringing"" which shows. . . the advice never extends to boudoir technique. In fact, she is definitely anti-manuals. Kinsey and sex education--""not education but imagination."" She is ""appalled by their (wives') consumer approach."" Learn to ""Be loved,"" don't nag, interfere, keep your cool and never ""tell all,"". . . keep that touch of mystery. The discourse is mixed with some choice Eastern philosophy and it's all a matter of whether Yin and Yin are on speaking terms. A little reader for Yang's night out.