We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Alexandra Solomon of The Family Institute at Northwestern University back to The Book Stall for a book release party celebrating her new book, Taking Sexy Back: How to Own Your Sexuality and Create the Relationships You Want. Publishers Weekly says, "Solomon proves to be a savvy, empathetic voice in this educational and inspiring guide." This event is free and open to the public. We ask that you buy your books from The Book Stall if you enter the book-signing queue. We expect a large crowd, so get here a bit early to get a good seat!
About the Author:
Alexandra H. Solomon, PhD, is on faculty in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, and the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University. She is a licensed clinical psychologist at The Family Institute at Northwestern University, and is on faculty at The Omega Institute. Her first book, Loving Bravely, was featured on The Today Show. She writes articles and chapters for leading academic journals and books in the field of marriage and family. She maintains a psychotherapy practice for individual adults and couples, teaches and trains marriage and family therapy graduate students, and teaches the internationally renowned undergraduate course, "Building Loving and Lasting Relationships: Marriage 101." Solomon is a highly sought-after speaker who works with groups like the United States Military Academy at West Point, Microsoft, and the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. She is frequently asked to talk about love, sex, and marriage for media outlets like O, The Oprah Magazine; The Atlantic; Vogue; NPR; and Scientific American. She is an international speaker and teacher whose work has been featured on five continents.
About the Book:
Women are expected to be sexy, but not sexual. They are bombarded with conflicting, shame-inducing, and disempowering messages about sex, instead of being encouraged to connect with their true sexual selves. Sexy gets reduced to a performance, leaving little to no space to reckon with the complexities of sexuality.
Dr. Solomon delivers the message that in a culture intent on telling you who and how to be, standing in your truth is revolutionary.
From relationship expert Alexandra Solomon--author of Loving Bravely--Taking Sexy Back is a groundbreaking guide to deepening your connection to yourself, honoring your desires, and cultivating authentic intimate connections. On these pages, you'll discover how to deepen your sexual self-awareness, and use that awareness to create experiences that not only pleasure, but elevate, expand, and heal you. You'll learn to understand your boundaries, communicate what feels good, and bring mindfulness and self-compassion to sex. Most importantly, you'll embrace your sexuality as an evolving, essential, and beautiful part of your life.
Sex is about more than what your partner enjoys or finds sexy. It's about more than having an orgasm or finding the "right" positions. It's about you.
"In these enlightening and powerful pages, Alexandra Solomon provides a clear path to thinking about our sexuality in the context of our psyches, our relationships, and our pleasure. There are countless books on relationships and countless books on sexuality, but never have I seen a book that asks us to examine our sexual lives in such a holistic, empowering, and eye-opening way. This is a rare and life-changing gift for women everywhere." -- Lori Gottlieb, New York Times bestselling author of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone
"In Alexandra Solomon's book, Taking Sexy Back, she asks us to dig deep, to look beyond our assumptions, to shift from being sexualized to being sexual, and to find our erotic selves under years of cultural repression. This book helps women to reclaim their inherent right to their sexuality, which we all need as we move into the next wave of empowering ourselves, fighting for our right to feel pleasure in our own bodies--without guilt, shame, or remorse. I will pass Solomon's wise advice on to my own daughter." -- Tammy Nelson, PhD, certified sex and relationship therapist, and author of Getting the Sex You Want and The New Monogamy
It is time for a new sexual revolution. It's time to take sexy back.