Thursday, July 02, 2009

Summer Beach-Read Book Blowout

It's time for our annual Summer Beach-Read Book Blowout, in which we give away books by authors who've appeared on the show throughout the year. We'll be giving away a book a day through the month of July (we've already given away two this week). We do this twice a year -- in December it's called our Holiday Book Bonanza, as many of you know.

How it works: I will throw out a question some time during the show about something we talked about in that hour of the show, and the first person to call in with the correct answer gets the book.

Today's book giveaway: Masters of Sex: The Life and Times of William Masters and Virgina Johnson, the Couple Who Taught America How to Have Sex, by Thomas Maier. The book received a lot of attention a couple of months ago when it was published. Maier reveals, among other things, how Masters and Johnson basically made up their cases of so-called conversion from homosexuality to heterosexuality, a faux study that did enormous damage and has been used by so-called "ex-gay" groups.