Review – Sex/Life: 44 Chapters About 4 Men by BB Easton

Posted July 12, 2021 by Carole in Reviews / 9 Comments

I received this book for free from the Publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review – Sex/Life: 44 Chapters About 4 Men by BB EastonSex/Life: 44 Chapters About 4 Men by BB Easton
Published by Forever on November 19, 2019
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Human Sexuality, Personal Memoirs
Pages: 336
Format: Paperback
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four-stars

One woman's secret journal completely changes her marriage in this hilarious and biting memoirthe inspiration for the Netflix Original Series. 

School psychologists aren't supposed to write books about sex. Doing so would be considered "unethical" and "a fireable offense." Lucky for you, ethics was never my strong suit. 

Sex/Life: 44 Chapters About 4 Men is a laugh-out-loud funny and brutally honest look at female sexuality, as told through the razor-sharp lens of domesticated bad girl BB Easton. No one and nothing is off limits as BB revisits the ex-boyfriends—a sadistic tattoo artist, a punk rock parolee, and a heavy metal bass player—that led her to finally find true love with a straight-laced, drop-dead-gorgeous . . . accountant. 

After settling down and starting a family with her perfectly vanilla "husbot," Ken, BB finds herself longing for the reckless passion she had in her youth. She begins to write about these escapades in a secret journal, just for fun, but when Ken starts to act out the words on the pages, BB realizes that she might have stumbled upon the holy grail of behavior modification techniques. 

The psychological dance that ensues is nothing short of hilarious as BB wields her journal like a blowtorch, trying to light a fire under her cold, distant partner. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't, but in the end, BB learns that the man she was trying so hard to change was perfect for her all along.

Well, this was fun! When I saw this book, I knew that I would have to give it a try. I found it to be a great escape for just a bit. I found myself chuckling every once in a while and I related to the events in the book more often than I would care to admit. I am so glad that I decided to take a chance with this book.

The book is told through a series of journal entries. When BB realizes that her husband Ken has read her journal, she decides to embellish some of the events to help encourage Ken to step up his game. She starts a second journal that chronicles the events going on with Ken and that tell us what really happened. We get to see 4 of the relationships that have shaped BB’s life. Knight, who she dated in high school, was kind of scary but sweet to BB at times until he wasn’t. Next up is Harley who has some strange tattoos and sometimes seemed clueless. Hans was a bass player who was smitten with BB. Then she met Ken, who didn’t seem to be her type until she really got to know him. Now she just needs to get her accountant husband to bring some of the wildness from her past into their relationship.

This was a nice light read. A straightforward conversation between BB and her husband might have been able to achieve the same results but it probably wouldn’t have been as much fun. I worked my way through the book quite quickly and had a smile on my face the whole time. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this book to anyone looking for a fun quick read. I don’t think that I will read any further in this series but I would check out more books by this author in the future.

I received a review copy of this book from Forever.

About BB Easton

BB Easton lives in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia, with her long-suffering husband, Ken, and two adorable children. She recently quit her job as a school psychologist to write books about her punk rock past and deviant sexual history full-time. Ken is suuuper excited about that.

BB’s memoir, 44 Chapters About 4 Men,. and the spin-off 44 Chapters novels are the inspiration for Sex/Life, a steamy, female-centered dramedy series coming soon to Netflix.

The Rain Trilogy, an epic apocalyptic love story, is her first work of fiction. Or at least, that’s what she thought when she wrote it in 2019. Then 2020 hit and all of her dystopian plot points started coming true. If you need her, she’ll be busy writing a feel-good utopian rom-com to see if that fixes everything.

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9 responses to “Review – Sex/Life: 44 Chapters About 4 Men by BB Easton

  1. I heard the Netflix show was horrible, have you tried it? Someone said it wasn’t anywhere near the book. I have heard good things about this so maybe if my library has it.

  2. Your comment about a straightforward conversation might have worked made me laugh because I was thinking that as I was reading! It definitely probably wouldn’t have been as much fun! This sounds super cute.

  3. I’ve seen a lot of reviews from friends who enjoyed this one but for some reason it just doesn’t check any of my boxes. I’m glad you enjoyed it! I’ve seen mixed things about the Netflix show but several of my friends loved it!

  4. I must confess that now I’m intrigued by the journal entries, it seems like they make for quite the fun read! Hope more of this author’s books will work as well as this one for you 🙂