Love and Passion Sizzle in the Pages of a Sexy, Romantic Comedy Book

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Ann Sullivan McDougal’s new book follows a young woman’s journey through the complex arena of love and passion

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In Praise of Unsuitable Lovers by author Ann Sullivan McDougal captures the amatory adventures of a New England Preacher’s kid from her first sexual liaison as a 20-year-old College Senior through an arc of sexual evolution revealed within the tapestry of social and political change. This book will take readers on an exciting, witty and unforgettable literary journey that will keep them entertained until its surprising end unfolds.

In this book, readers will follow a young woman’s exploits with a Paranoid Physicist, acting in Hollywood, exotic dancing in San Francisco and Los Angeles, and a traumatic abortion in Mexico City before relocation to New York City and further adventures. In Manhattan, a role in an Off-Broadway interracial play is followed by a brief marriage to a Seminole C&W singer, attendance at the Woodstock Festival, a march on Washington, an LSD experience, sex on an oil tanker with a Welsh ship’s Officer, and involvement with the Women’s Movement before a gradual return to academic pursuits. Chapters include memories of such well known individuals as physicist Eugene Wigner of the Manhattan Project, actors Jeff Corey and Leonard Nimoy, LSD entrepreneur Owsley Stanley III, stripper Jennie Lee, Black actor/director D’Urville Martin, and Psychedelic artist Peter Max.

In Praise of Unsuitable Lovers is a dramatic, humorous and satirical narrative that offers a wickedly sexy, cleverly blunt saga that will leave readers hooked from the first page down to the last.

This book will be featured at the 2012 Book Expo America in New York City, New York on June 5-8, 2012.

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About the Author
The author still lives in the same six-floor-walkup apartment in Manhattan she describes within these pages. But she has a computer now and a new air conditioner that works. She is a psychotherapist in private practice and treats anxious young actors, artists, writers and musicians all desperate to succeed. Often these patients remind her of herself when she was younger.

In Praise of Unsuitable Lovers is a chronicle of that earlier self and records some of the life adventures from that earlier time. The author still sees life as an adventure but she tells us her adventures are a bit milder now than they were in the past

In Praise Of Unsuitable Lovers * by Ann Sullivan McDougal
Publication Date: April 19, 2011
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 274 pages; 978-1-4628-5760-9
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 274 pages; 978-1-4628-5761-6
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4628-5762-3

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