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"Even though this book is not as funny as mine, you should still buy it." —Chelsea Handler New York Times bestselling author Jenny McCarthy turns on the lights for a bawdy and hilarious look at women and sex. Returning to her comic roots and the tell-all tone that readers loved in Baby Laughs and Belly Laughs, this exposé from the former Playboy Bunny, MTV star, and prime-t "Even though this book is not as funny as mine, you should still buy it." —Chelsea Handler New York Times bestselling author Jenny McCarthy turns on the lights for a bawdy and hilarious look at women and sex. Returning to her comic roots and the tell-all tone that readers loved in Baby Laughs and Belly Laughs, this exposé from the former Playboy Bunny, MTV star, and prime-time TV sensation is perfect for fans of Sarah Silverman's Bedwetter and Chelsea Handler's Are You There Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea. Delivering the perfect mix of poignant insights, laugh-out-loud confessions, and spicy secrets, Love, Lust & Faking It will be an instant favorite…but it may find its way to your nightstand instead of your bookcase.


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"Even though this book is not as funny as mine, you should still buy it." —Chelsea Handler New York Times bestselling author Jenny McCarthy turns on the lights for a bawdy and hilarious look at women and sex. Returning to her comic roots and the tell-all tone that readers loved in Baby Laughs and Belly Laughs, this exposé from the former Playboy Bunny, MTV star, and prime-t "Even though this book is not as funny as mine, you should still buy it." —Chelsea Handler New York Times bestselling author Jenny McCarthy turns on the lights for a bawdy and hilarious look at women and sex. Returning to her comic roots and the tell-all tone that readers loved in Baby Laughs and Belly Laughs, this exposé from the former Playboy Bunny, MTV star, and prime-time TV sensation is perfect for fans of Sarah Silverman's Bedwetter and Chelsea Handler's Are You There Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea. Delivering the perfect mix of poignant insights, laugh-out-loud confessions, and spicy secrets, Love, Lust & Faking It will be an instant favorite…but it may find its way to your nightstand instead of your bookcase.

30 review for Love, Lust & Faking It: The Naked Truth About Sex, Lies, and True Romance

  1. 4 out of 5

    Tatiana

    I love it when dysfunctional people give life and relationship advice. The author of this self-help book for women, for instance, has been married three times and cheated on his 2nd wife with his 3rd wife. This book's author is an ex-alcoholic and stand-up comic. This book cover, I believe, speaks for itself: Naturally, these people know everything about healthy relationships. And so does Jenny McCarthy - a former Playboy model and a divorced woman. Of course, I don't read such books f I love it when dysfunctional people give life and relationship advice. The author of this self-help book for women, for instance, has been married three times and cheated on his 2nd wife with his 3rd wife. This book's author is an ex-alcoholic and stand-up comic. This book cover, I believe, speaks for itself: Naturally, these people know everything about healthy relationships. And so does Jenny McCarthy - a former Playboy model and a divorced woman. Of course, I don't read such books for advice. Thanks, but no thanks. I read them for the train-wreck stories and entertainment. I admit to reading (and enjoying) McCarthy's books about pregnancy and raising her kid (Belly Laughs: The Naked Truth About Pregnancy and Childbirth and Baby Laughs: The Naked Truth About the First Year of Mommyhood) when I read them a few years ago. (Don't ask me why I read them though, because neither then nor now kids are in the near future for me.) At least in those books she had something to say, but here is the type of wisdom she spreads: Girls, don't get tattoos when drunk! Girls, abusive relationships are bad! (accompanied by her own story about her 7th-grade romance with a boy who used to punch her and call her ugly) Girls, threesomes might ruin your relationships! Girls, don't let your men have parties in Vegas, bad stuff happens there! Well, thank you, Jenny, for discovering America! I am sure your audience of grown women had no idea about these things! And thanks for googling and wiki-ing stuff for us (nick names for lady parts, hook-up playlists and horoscopes) and putting it into your book. You saved our lives! But seriously, there is almost nothing of substance in this book. The woman knows nothing about anything at all, and especially about relationships. The only reason I am giving this book 2 stars instead of 1 is because it does have a couple of funny stories - one about her coming to shoot her Playboy nudy pics with all hairiness intact, and a couple of amusing sex facts: Did you know that half of the men raised on farms have had a sexual encounter with an animal? (Ew!) Did you know that the dolphins are the only known animal other than humans who have sex for pleasure? (Huh?) I am sure it will be a bestseller.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Shannon

    I've only read Jenny McCarthy's Belly Laughs: The Naked Truth About Pregnancy and Childbirth before this, and although I knew I wasn't going to get a whole lot of useful information out of it, I at least expected it to be funny. Belly Laughs had its moments and I enjoyed reading her account of her first pregnancy, as useless as it was to me personally. This book however, was NOT funny and it contains even less useful information. After reading this book I got the sense that Jenny is a sad, lonely I've only read Jenny McCarthy's Belly Laughs: The Naked Truth About Pregnancy and Childbirth before this, and although I knew I wasn't going to get a whole lot of useful information out of it, I at least expected it to be funny. Belly Laughs had its moments and I enjoyed reading her account of her first pregnancy, as useless as it was to me personally. This book however, was NOT funny and it contains even less useful information. After reading this book I got the sense that Jenny is a sad, lonely, and insecure woman who will grasp at any new-fangled idea to see her through her day. There is a reason I don't read self-help books; I don't trust some stranger to help me with my own personal problems, especially someone who isn't even a doctor. I look at books written by so-called "experts" in the book store and it makes me think, "Why the hell should I listen to you? What makes you so special that you know the answers to my problems?" I know some people read self-help books for guidance or inspiration, but for me, they're not worth the paper they're printed on. And therein lies the problem I had with Jenny's book; she uses pseudoscience, interviews with her therapist and friends, and plugs for inspirational websites that had helped her in order to flesh out the bulk of this book. There are even sections devoted to horoscopes for people trying to find out their love sign, playlists for having sex to, and also lists of slang terms for masturbation and the vagina. She also includes a random poll she did via Twitter to round out a Q&A chapter about fetishes. I felt like this book was the culmination of late night Google searches followed by "research" done on Wikipedia and a few well-timed Tweets. It was not something that should have been printed. Jenny does have a couple of chapters that stand out where she reminisces on her personal love and sex experiences that weren't as bad as the rest of the book. A lot of these turned out to be more sad than funny though, and I really think you get a sense of this sad lost girl who's trying to figure out exactly where her place is. She's very insecure, and a lot of her stories are cringe-worthy with her confessions of abusive boyfriends and her overall self-loathing and Catholic guilt. She has a whole chapter devoted to how we women project a fake self to our significant others and peers in order to be liked. I can't help but shake my head at this: that she thinks all women feel the need to create a persona in order to get men and friends. Sure, there are degrees of this in every person out there, people always want to be liked, but to think that everyone changes themselves to such a degree that the real version is something nobody could love or understand is just really sad. I think Jenny is in a darker place now after her last failed relationship (which she mentions, but doesn't elaborate on at all) and she's desperately trying to find herself. I can't imagine this book would help anyone feel better about themselves, if only it's to think, "I'm glad I'm not her." Anyone else who is a bitter single woman who loves the latest new age fad will probably find something they can relate to in this book, but I could not. In addition to that, the last few paragraphs had Jenny deciding she's Buddhist, and this just cemented the idea in my head that she has no idea who the hell she is and shouldn't be giving advice to anyone.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Stephanie

    This book kind of sucked. The good chapters were those where McCarthy actually wrote about her life--her past relationships, her sex life and growing up. The rest of the chapters (which comprised about 1/2 of the book) were what I consider fluff. McCarthy had "conversations" with other women (relationship experts, a self-help specialist)and printed these Q&As as entire chapters. As if that weren't bad enough, other chapters just contained information hijacked from the internet. Especially bad wa This book kind of sucked. The good chapters were those where McCarthy actually wrote about her life--her past relationships, her sex life and growing up. The rest of the chapters (which comprised about 1/2 of the book) were what I consider fluff. McCarthy had "conversations" with other women (relationship experts, a self-help specialist)and printed these Q&As as entire chapters. As if that weren't bad enough, other chapters just contained information hijacked from the internet. Especially bad was the chapter about astrological signs--which signs make the best matches. Boring.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Kat Case

    Not finished yet but this is one of the worst books I have ever read. I read her pregnancy and baby books and was entertained but the content and writing reminds me of something a high school kid might write. I hate not finishing books so I'm keeping at it but I'm really glad I borrowed it and didn't actually spend money on it. Update: I am marking this as "read" because I just can't finish it but I don't want it on my "to read" list since I might (in a moment of weakness) think it is a good idea Not finished yet but this is one of the worst books I have ever read. I read her pregnancy and baby books and was entertained but the content and writing reminds me of something a high school kid might write. I hate not finishing books so I'm keeping at it but I'm really glad I borrowed it and didn't actually spend money on it. Update: I am marking this as "read" because I just can't finish it but I don't want it on my "to read" list since I might (in a moment of weakness) think it is a good idea to pick it up again. It seems as if Ms McCarthy wanted to write a self-help book and a humor book but couldn't decide which. This has proven to be a great combination for some but in this instance it is just a mishmash of crap, poorly written, while trying to be clever and smart.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Jason

    I am inoculated against this book's charm. HA HA HA HA HA! But seriously she's got some weird ideas.

  6. 4 out of 5

    TheGremlin

    I went into this hoping for some humor. After reading Belly Laughs: The Naked Truth About Pregnancy and Childbirth a couple years ago while I was pregnant, I was hoping to continue the humor and giggles. Instead, there are lots of supposedly-humorous anecdotes about Ms. McCarthy's love life, Hollywood life, and general life experiences, including about getting a boob job, botox, and being harassed and physically assaulted at school. I couldn't really find the last one humorous at all, and even th I went into this hoping for some humor. After reading Belly Laughs: The Naked Truth About Pregnancy and Childbirth a couple years ago while I was pregnant, I was hoping to continue the humor and giggles. Instead, there are lots of supposedly-humorous anecdotes about Ms. McCarthy's love life, Hollywood life, and general life experiences, including about getting a boob job, botox, and being harassed and physically assaulted at school. I couldn't really find the last one humorous at all, and even though she was trying to make a point about friendships, I really kept thinking to myself, "WTF, I'd report them to the police for (view spoiler)[setting her hair on fire while on the school bus, which is school property (hide spoiler)] ." In between anecdotes, Jenny inserts chat transcripts between herself and different, random people, ranging from therapists and "experts" to a couple of girls working at the Chicken Ranch Brothel in Las Vegas. Personally, the only transcript I read was the Brothel girls. I read the beginnings of the transcripts but eventually ended up skimming over most of them. Chat transcripts don't hold my attention at all. It's too much like reading Shakespeare in school, minus all the fancy thee and thou. I tried really hard to like this book. I really did. It just didn't happen.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Arely

    I really enjoyed reading this book because it had a lot of good life lessons in there. What put me off was the swearing. Yes, it starred the letters in the swearing (ie., F*ck) but it could have done without them. But it was actually quite interesting. I found that the situations in there are good to learn in any case. It taught about self-worth, self-love (which is not to be confused with narcissism) and being happy with who you are. I'm glad I bought it because if I ever feel that I am not wor I really enjoyed reading this book because it had a lot of good life lessons in there. What put me off was the swearing. Yes, it starred the letters in the swearing (ie., F*ck) but it could have done without them. But it was actually quite interesting. I found that the situations in there are good to learn in any case. It taught about self-worth, self-love (which is not to be confused with narcissism) and being happy with who you are. I'm glad I bought it because if I ever feel that I am not worth something or not happy with something, I can always go back and read this book. It makes me understand that the saying "You can't love someone else if you don't love yourself." is actually true. And McCarthy has some pretty good points in it. Also, it has a love horoscope, which I enjoy perusing ;) So while I wouldn't have bought this book if you held it against a fantasy or romance book, it taught me a lot of amazing lessons that I'm sure will help me through life. And that's always good.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Kharah

    Let's be honest: the only reason I read this book was because of the cover. I got through it in less than 24 h because you can skim through most of it and not miss anything. If you read it to learn about McCarthy, you'll be disappointed. If you read it because you need a big laugh, you'll be disappointed. If you read it hoping to find relationship advice, you'll be disappointed. It's a collection of random thoughts bundled up as a set of essays with failed attempts to pull out a life lesson or t Let's be honest: the only reason I read this book was because of the cover. I got through it in less than 24 h because you can skim through most of it and not miss anything. If you read it to learn about McCarthy, you'll be disappointed. If you read it because you need a big laugh, you'll be disappointed. If you read it hoping to find relationship advice, you'll be disappointed. It's a collection of random thoughts bundled up as a set of essays with failed attempts to pull out a life lesson or two and sprinkled liberally throughout with pop psychology, including something called The Work, which Jenny seems to believe is relationship manna. In a lot of ways it's like a sequel to Chelsea Handler's "My Horizontal Life," except written about/by a totally different person.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Dahlia

    This one was a disappointment for me. I've been kind of interested in Jenny McCarthy since her relationship with Jim Carrey and the birth of her autistic son, which has revealed a deeper side to her. However, I think one of her other books, especially the ones about autism would be a better fit for me. I was expecting this to be funny, but it kinda fell flat for me. She just seems like she is trying too hard. While this is a quick read (I read it in a couple of hours), that's virtually the only This one was a disappointment for me. I've been kind of interested in Jenny McCarthy since her relationship with Jim Carrey and the birth of her autistic son, which has revealed a deeper side to her. However, I think one of her other books, especially the ones about autism would be a better fit for me. I was expecting this to be funny, but it kinda fell flat for me. She just seems like she is trying too hard. While this is a quick read (I read it in a couple of hours), that's virtually the only good thing I can say about it.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Jenn

    This book is part essay, part interviews with professionals, and part just Jenny giving sort-of advice. It was kind of one of those pointless books that didn't give me a whole lot of insight into Jenny. I am still glad that I read it though, because a few of the people interviewed have written books that I want to check out. It's a quick read, and there is some incite, just don't go into it expecting a whole lot. I wasn't really expecting it to be a self-help book or so preachy. I thought it wou This book is part essay, part interviews with professionals, and part just Jenny giving sort-of advice. It was kind of one of those pointless books that didn't give me a whole lot of insight into Jenny. I am still glad that I read it though, because a few of the people interviewed have written books that I want to check out. It's a quick read, and there is some incite, just don't go into it expecting a whole lot. I wasn't really expecting it to be a self-help book or so preachy. I thought it would be more fun.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Kasey

    I thought Jenny McCarthy was supposed to be funny? This is not funny. And I'm just not into 90% of the population already know that self help. Not into it enough to stop reading this book after section one, and if you know me you know I am not one to give up on a book. There was however an interesting quote on the back of the book jacket. Author & comedienne Chelsea Handler wrote, "Even though this book is not as funny as mine, you should still buy it." I agree with the first part. I thought Jenny McCarthy was supposed to be funny? This is not funny. And I'm just not into 90% of the population already know that self help. Not into it enough to stop reading this book after section one, and if you know me you know I am not one to give up on a book. There was however an interesting quote on the back of the book jacket. Author & comedienne Chelsea Handler wrote, "Even though this book is not as funny as mine, you should still buy it." I agree with the first part.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Jo Forrester

    It was just okay for me. I really didn't know where the book was going. Initially I thought that it was a classic comedian's collection of funny short stories. But then the author would change the tone and style of the book into a Q&A format. Then she would repeatedly quote another author... to the point where I thought the point of this book was to get us to buy and read that book. It had its good points, it had its funny points but all in all, it was just okay. It was just okay for me. I really didn't know where the book was going. Initially I thought that it was a classic comedian's collection of funny short stories. But then the author would change the tone and style of the book into a Q&A format. Then she would repeatedly quote another author... to the point where I thought the point of this book was to get us to buy and read that book. It had its good points, it had its funny points but all in all, it was just okay.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Kersten

    One star was too generous. I hated this book. I wanted to read something real. This was absolute crap. She was trying to be funny but came off crude and disgusting. Don't waste your time. I'm just glad I borrowed it from the library.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Vincent de Paul

    I read Love, Lust & Faking It: The Naked Truth About Sex, Lies, and True Romance by Jenny McCarthy because I was duped into believing it's a guidebook on the subject matter, and in the first chapter duped further into believing it's a creative non-fiction, even the cover lies some. In the end, it is all about the life of Jennifer McCarthy, an American model, comedian, actress and author who started her life as a Playboy magazine model in October 1993 and was named Playmate of the Year in its Ju I read Love, Lust & Faking It: The Naked Truth About Sex, Lies, and True Romance by Jenny McCarthy because I was duped into believing it's a guidebook on the subject matter, and in the first chapter duped further into believing it's a creative non-fiction, even the cover lies some. In the end, it is all about the life of Jennifer McCarthy, an American model, comedian, actress and author who started her life as a Playboy magazine model in October 1993 and was named Playmate of the Year in its June 1994 issue. I must admit, the book is humorous, intriguing, and she is hilarious. She hasn't gone all sanctimonious like most successful people do in their 'motivational' books; she has laid it bare - she got where she is by getting naked in front of cameras; she loves sex, she dates a lot, without a second thought; she would sell her soul to the devil if it will bring in extra cash. She is just her. However, the relationship advice she gives, if taken up by everyone who looks up to dysfunctional lives of celebrities, or is a celebrity wannabe, will ruin many a people. I am ambivalent to it, but heck, who doesn't like (read love) an open, adventurous, dynamic woman? But let's be real, no relationship is like another; we just have to make ours what is supposed to be, not listen to the plethora of advice from people whose theirs are dysfunctional and failed social experiments. Otherwise, it is a good read.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Kiridaren Jayakumar

    Just a basic pretentious of what is love and what is love. Love without lust? Lust without love? And some of the additions of personal experience and such. Can read for relaxation by extremely fast speed haha.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Sammi

    I know, I know - what did I expect.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Michelle Pfingston

    It was pretty disappointing.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Abbe

    From Comedienne McCarthy, who has written more serious books on raising a child with autism in recent years, returns to lighter fare in this fun and funny guide to dating and relationships. McCarthy tackles everything from first loves to STDs, boob jobs to bootie calls, masturbation to abusive relationships. Some chapters are just for laughs, like when McCarthy recounts suiting up in a trash bag to help a roommate confirm she has come down with crabs, while others are more serious in tone, such From Comedienne McCarthy, who has written more serious books on raising a child with autism in recent years, returns to lighter fare in this fun and funny guide to dating and relationships. McCarthy tackles everything from first loves to STDs, boob jobs to bootie calls, masturbation to abusive relationships. Some chapters are just for laughs, like when McCarthy recounts suiting up in a trash bag to help a roommate confirm she has come down with crabs, while others are more serious in tone, such as when McCarthy interviews author Byron Katie about living a fulfilling life or details the warning signs of an abusive relationship. She shares some personal anecdotes as well, from her experience the first time she posed for Playboy to dating a man who reminded her of a Teletubby because she thought he’d treat her well. Even those who wouldn’t usually pick up a relationship-advice book will find plenty to enjoy in this laugh-out-loud guide to the pitfalls of modern dating. --Kristine Huntley Product Description New York Times bestselling author Jenny McCarthy returns to her comic roots in this candid, wise, and witty look at women, men, sex, romance, heartbreak, love, and how (not) to fake it. In Belly Laughs, Jenny McCarthy told you what you could really expect when you're expecting. In Baby Laughs and Life Laughs, she gave you the unfiltered ups and downs of motherhood and marriage. Now, in Love, Lust & Faking It, the inveterate truth teller turns the lights on for a funny, often poignant, and no-holds-barred look at the essence of relationships: love and sex. Jenny explores the intensity of first love, introducing us to Tony, the boy of her teenage dreams, and Tubby, her dirty, sexy stuffed teddy bear. She takes us on a whirlwind tour of the world of aphrodisiacs and fetishes, explains the importance of playing doctor and other nice and naughty fantasies, and gives thanks for the pleasures of chocolate. And she sets the story straight on STDs, man junk and lady bits, why we really cheat, why women are master manipulators, the virtues of sex with the lights off, the power of a "loving no," the satisfaction of the perfect booty call, and so much more. Filled with humorous stories about her own out-rageous exploits—from becoming a Playboy Miss October to the pain of getting a discount boob job to meeting Brad Pitt—as well as the lessons she's learned from family, friends, and fans, Love, Lust & Faking It takes on a subject the sex symbol, mother, television star, comedian, and divorcÉe can be trusted to examine with nothing but unvarnished honesty and earthy humor. Throughout, Jenny reminds us to aim higher, believe in true love, and, most of all, be kind to ourselves. And to have lots of fun and sex—without faking it.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Nikki

    I have never read a Jenny McCarthy book but I do find her highly entertaining and humorous. However, neither of these two attributes shine in Love, Lust & Faking It. Had this not been written by Jenny I do not think it would have been published. The chapters felt more like articles in one of those girly magazines which I do not read because they are mostly advertisements and offer no true insight to things. Chapters are brief and say little to nothing about the topic at hand. Jenny makes it seem I have never read a Jenny McCarthy book but I do find her highly entertaining and humorous. However, neither of these two attributes shine in Love, Lust & Faking It. Had this not been written by Jenny I do not think it would have been published. The chapters felt more like articles in one of those girly magazines which I do not read because they are mostly advertisements and offer no true insight to things. Chapters are brief and say little to nothing about the topic at hand. Jenny makes it seem like there will be wisdom shared at the beginning of each chapter but there isn't. Chapters often consist of interviews she performed (which include noted laughing...a lot of it...which is annoying) and online surveys. In fact a lot of the book reflected online research Jenny did before she threw the book together. The entire book felt like it should have been a website with links to various places with a brief lead in by Jenny (which is how the chapters were) and it would have made more sense, especially since there was so much regarding Twitter etc. included. Entire chapter on zodiac love connections? Waste of space! A lot of obvious helpful tips are included. I did find some parts entertaining but I do not need lists of fetishes or names for body parts to take up book space. "The Work" seemed to be the only helpful thing that could have come from the book and it is a website itself. It makes you question your feelings towards certain things by turning it on yourself, which I find actually works in many situations. I walked away feeling a little sad for Jenny, especially after stories like the one with the Teletubby. I also felt like she kept name dropping Chelsea Handler for some reason (who I love). I feel like Jenny may be a little lost, but she is still entertaining. Despite taking almost nothing from the book and feeling like it was a waste of paper, I did find it entertaining enough (especially some of Jenny's real stories) for 2 stars.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Kimberly

    Back in January I had myself a wee obsession with Jenny McCarthy's books and kinda read 4 of them within a week or so and this was the last of them that I read, and really enjoyed, maybe not as much as the other books I've read by her but I still liked it. I really enjoyed reading about her life post divorce and coping with being a single mom too her young son Evan. I also learned a lot about her life before she became famous which was hilarious especially when she talked about her exploits as a Back in January I had myself a wee obsession with Jenny McCarthy's books and kinda read 4 of them within a week or so and this was the last of them that I read, and really enjoyed, maybe not as much as the other books I've read by her but I still liked it. I really enjoyed reading about her life post divorce and coping with being a single mom too her young son Evan. I also learned a lot about her life before she became famous which was hilarious especially when she talked about her exploits as a Bunny. Love, Lust and Faking it was just as gritty as her previous books but they lacked a flow. She tended to jump all over the place with her stories and sometimes I'd be reading about her life before being famous, then post divorce, then back again it was very jumbled and that was the main reason why I didn't love this book as much as her others. Plus many times while reading it seemed as though things were a tad bit forced and I'm not used to that. Usually in her books her humour as gritty as it is seamless and flowing which I think was lost in this one. Luckily though it was still a hilarious read and one that I'm pretty sure I'm going to read again when I need a laugh. Seeing Jenny write about her personal life experiences is great as it's not a side many celebrities are willing to show so it's awesome they have good and bad days like the rest of us. Overall, I thought this was a pretty good book and I'd recommend it to anyone who is a fan of Jenny McCarthy and her wicked sense of humour. I can't wait to read another book by her and I hope she comes out with a new one soon.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Betsy

    I would give this 1-1/2 stars. Some parts were OK and some were just plain bad. The chapters about her past boyfriends were pretty boring and basically a great big "um...why did you even consider dating this guy?" Some chapters were not necessary at all, such as a list of compatible astrological signs and another listing aphrodisiacs. I also could have done without the chapter written as a letter from her vibrator. The chapters I did find some substance in were basically the ones about truly need I would give this 1-1/2 stars. Some parts were OK and some were just plain bad. The chapters about her past boyfriends were pretty boring and basically a great big "um...why did you even consider dating this guy?" Some chapters were not necessary at all, such as a list of compatible astrological signs and another listing aphrodisiacs. I also could have done without the chapter written as a letter from her vibrator. The chapters I did find some substance in were basically the ones about truly needing to love yourself before letting anyone else love you. Her conversations with a couples therapist and Bryon Katie were the only things that really made an impression on me. That and the story of her paramedic friend who walked into a house to find a man with a thawing fish stuck in his ass. People are weird.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Ileana

    This is definitely a book for adults... Jenny talks about everything under the sun and does it in such a funny way... I laughed the entire time and was also shocked to read how tough her life has been... "Love is serene; it's fearless; it's complete. If you're looking to someone else to fill you, you can be sure that what you're looking for is something other than love. Nothing outside you can ever give you what you want." "Did you know... that pigs' orgasms last for thirty minutes? That's insane! This is definitely a book for adults... Jenny talks about everything under the sun and does it in such a funny way... I laughed the entire time and was also shocked to read how tough her life has been... "Love is serene; it's fearless; it's complete. If you're looking to someone else to fill you, you can be sure that what you're looking for is something other than love. Nothing outside you can ever give you what you want." "Did you know... that pigs' orgasms last for thirty minutes? That's insane! If reincarnation is real, I"m coming back oinking." "What are friends for? They are the ultimate reflection of yourself. Always surround yourself with people who inspire you and return the favor by giving them the best of you."

  23. 4 out of 5

    Ashley

    I didn't go into this book expecting much (I've read a couple of her other books and wasn't super impressed with either) but I was actually (& sort of shockingly) pleasantly surprised! It's a quick read, for sure, with the same style of short, point-and-shoot style chapters as her previous books, covering everything from vibrators & "self love" (and yes, darlings, we take that literally in these pages) to Buddhism, and finding tools to work through relationship problems. I'd actually really love I didn't go into this book expecting much (I've read a couple of her other books and wasn't super impressed with either) but I was actually (& sort of shockingly) pleasantly surprised! It's a quick read, for sure, with the same style of short, point-and-shoot style chapters as her previous books, covering everything from vibrators & "self love" (and yes, darlings, we take that literally in these pages) to Buddhism, and finding tools to work through relationship problems. I'd actually really love to see her do a book with more on the latter topics, especially spirituality; you can tell there's definitely a deeper side to her, and I'd love to see what other stories that side has to tell.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Brian

    I didn't know what to expect with this book since I have never ready anything by Jenny McCarthy. I guess I assumed that she was not still the silly and crazy woman she always was on TV, which is the only exposure I have had for her. I really enjoyed this book because, if the stories can be believed, I liked the honesty she presented with most of the chapters. She was almost too honest in certain parts, explaining the boob job she got and how that went to finding out that she was the real problem I didn't know what to expect with this book since I have never ready anything by Jenny McCarthy. I guess I assumed that she was not still the silly and crazy woman she always was on TV, which is the only exposure I have had for her. I really enjoyed this book because, if the stories can be believed, I liked the honesty she presented with most of the chapters. She was almost too honest in certain parts, explaining the boob job she got and how that went to finding out that she was the real problem with a lot of the failed relationships she has been in. I would recommend this to anyone simply because it is a very quick ready but jammed packed with somewhat useful information and inspiration.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Maria

    What I Can Tell You: I absolutely loved this book but then again I have loved Jenny since Singled Out on MTV. Jenny is brutally honest and candid in her account of her life. There were times (and I don't do it often) that I had to laugh out loud ("it was like uncooked spaghetti", "sex was like a pap smear"). If you are looking for honesty (well except for the Brad Pitt story, or maybe not) and a no holds barred approach to first love, non-sexy photoshoots, tween teddy love, lady bits, sex, cheat What I Can Tell You: I absolutely loved this book but then again I have loved Jenny since Singled Out on MTV. Jenny is brutally honest and candid in her account of her life. There were times (and I don't do it often) that I had to laugh out loud ("it was like uncooked spaghetti", "sex was like a pap smear"). If you are looking for honesty (well except for the Brad Pitt story, or maybe not) and a no holds barred approach to first love, non-sexy photoshoots, tween teddy love, lady bits, sex, cheating, sex with the lights on and more, this is the book for you. Hysterical! 5 out of 5 for a good laugh.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Alaina

    Loved this book! There are a lot of funny moments, but some serious ones which I thought about for days after. My favorite quote is actually at the very end, and profoundly impacted me: "Basically, what I'm saying is that I'm raising the bar in terms of my future guy only because my own bar will be raised before I ever meet him. I intend to know who I am, love myself, feel okay on my own, and not need anything from my partner to make me feel better. Can't wait to meet him. Hope he doesn't have a Loved this book! There are a lot of funny moments, but some serious ones which I thought about for days after. My favorite quote is actually at the very end, and profoundly impacted me: "Basically, what I'm saying is that I'm raising the bar in terms of my future guy only because my own bar will be raised before I ever meet him. I intend to know who I am, love myself, feel okay on my own, and not need anything from my partner to make me feel better. Can't wait to meet him. Hope he doesn't have a mullet." Highly recommended for someone who is going through a down phase is their life and could use both some laughs and practical advice.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Rachel

    I did not read any reviews on Goodreads before picking up this book. It's a good thing I didn't, because if I would have read them before picking up the book, I probably wouldn't have read it and I think I would have missed out. If you're looking for a "mind blowing" revaluation about relationships, you're probably in the wrong place. But if you're looking for an enjoyable 'quick read' I found Jenny McCarthy's "Love, Lust & Faking It" a comical adaption of her experiences and what she discovered I did not read any reviews on Goodreads before picking up this book. It's a good thing I didn't, because if I would have read them before picking up the book, I probably wouldn't have read it and I think I would have missed out. If you're looking for a "mind blowing" revaluation about relationships, you're probably in the wrong place. But if you're looking for an enjoyable 'quick read' I found Jenny McCarthy's "Love, Lust & Faking It" a comical adaption of her experiences and what she discovered along the way. It actually made me take another look at my own life through different eyes.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Amy

    Meh. Jenny McCarthy gives some decent life lessons in this book, but it's nothing that I haven't already heard or experienced before. Honestly, I didn't think this would be a self-help book, but it is...a self-help book for Jenny McCarthy. She does have some funny anecdotes. Her chapter on crabs had me cracking up! But overall this book seemed like a giant infomercial for Byron Katie's book "The Work" and McCarthy's twitter account. It's a fast read, so thankfully I didn't waste too much time on Meh. Jenny McCarthy gives some decent life lessons in this book, but it's nothing that I haven't already heard or experienced before. Honestly, I didn't think this would be a self-help book, but it is...a self-help book for Jenny McCarthy. She does have some funny anecdotes. Her chapter on crabs had me cracking up! But overall this book seemed like a giant infomercial for Byron Katie's book "The Work" and McCarthy's twitter account. It's a fast read, so thankfully I didn't waste too much time on it.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Linds

    Jenny McCarthy tricked me. I was hoping on a memoir type of book of her relationships and thoughts on love. And I'll admit it, the celbrity gossipy part of me wanted the inside scoop of her relationship with Jim Carrey. This isn't even a book. It's a transcript of interviews and transcripts of self help gurus and her girlfriends. It was also strangely sad. Jenny McCarthy is beautiful, smart, rich, famous, and hilarious. If she has such raging insecurity and doubt in herself what hope do the rest o Jenny McCarthy tricked me. I was hoping on a memoir type of book of her relationships and thoughts on love. And I'll admit it, the celbrity gossipy part of me wanted the inside scoop of her relationship with Jim Carrey. This isn't even a book. It's a transcript of interviews and transcripts of self help gurus and her girlfriends. It was also strangely sad. Jenny McCarthy is beautiful, smart, rich, famous, and hilarious. If she has such raging insecurity and doubt in herself what hope do the rest of up have?

  30. 4 out of 5

    Lindsay Rose

    So, this wasn't terrible. It wasn't amazing either. I picked up the book because, well, the title caught my interest. It was actually pretty funny. Definitely an adult book and one that I found my self nodding my head to because I could relate. A couple chapters would have been fine to just leave out. They threw me off and I felt like they were very detached from the book itself. I had a little disappointment when I was finished with it. I wish she had added a bit more to beef up the book. Not b So, this wasn't terrible. It wasn't amazing either. I picked up the book because, well, the title caught my interest. It was actually pretty funny. Definitely an adult book and one that I found my self nodding my head to because I could relate. A couple chapters would have been fine to just leave out. They threw me off and I felt like they were very detached from the book itself. I had a little disappointment when I was finished with it. I wish she had added a bit more to beef up the book. Not bad, not great. Just eh.

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