Sex Roles (2009) 61:140–141 DOI 10.1007/s11199-009-9594-8 BOOK REVIEW The Mating Game: A Primer on Love, Sex and Marriage, 2nd ed., By Pamela C. Regan, Thousand Oaks, Calif., Sage Publications, 2008. 347 pp. $44.95 (paperback). ISBN: 9781412957052 Clyde Hendrick Published online: 12 March 2009 Springer Science + Business Media, LLC 2009 The Mating Game was fun to read! As I read, I eagerly mating. But the word “relationships” in the cover quotation anticipated what was coming next. Such anticipation is not gives a possible broader interpretation of the book’s content. common in perusing textbooks for a field one knows well. I My own careful reading suggested that the volume’s basic think the conciseness of the chapters helped. The volume coverage is the field of close relationships, especially has 275 pages of actual text in 16 chapters, averaging about romantic relationships. The focus on mating via love, sex, 17 pages per chapter. Pamela Regan’s writing style moved a and marriage provides an interesting scaffold on which one chapter along at a brisk pace, but by chapter’s end I felt that may happily unfold the story of close, intimate relationships. the topic had been covered fully and relatively completely. If I am
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