I didn’t want Because It Feels Good: A Woman’s Guide to Sexual Pleasure and Satisfaction by Debby Herbenick to be the last book in this series. It’s not that I didn’t like the book — it’s a friendly, accessible guide to sex for women written about women that makes sure to include the mind as well as the body. But end the second go-round of Book a Week on a sex book? Well, it is what it is. I had to read it for work. I tried to read a literary biography as book 52, but it didn’t stick and put me to sleep.

Honesty time: I don’t think this version of “Book a Week with Jen” had the same zip as the first one. The first one, I think, was a way to get over a devastating breakup. I was dumped at the start of this one, too, but it wasn’t a sliver of the last experience, and I met Bill mid-way. Does being happy make someone a better or worse writer? I don’t know. But my angst sure did give me something to write about.

Thanks again for following along. As always, the archives are alive and well. Take a poke through if you’ve just started following. You might be surprised.


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Jen Miller

Jen Miller

Jen A. Miller is a an author and freelance writer. Her memoir, Running a Love Story, was a Philadelphia Inquirer best book of the year. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, SELF, Buzzfeed and the Guardian, among others.


  1. J. Neff on July 19, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    You are welcome Jen. I have always enjoyed reading what you have to say. It has inspired me to do something similar.

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