50 Shades of Grey

By E.L. James
Year: 2011

I don’t know what was more shocking — the erotic scenes (basically the whole book) or the number of times the author used the term “inner goddess”. Fine literature, this is not. But, James must be doing something right, and we as a culture must need a little excitement, because she has three bestsellers. I believe she has put a smile on the face of countless husbands/boyfriends/strangers too. With unrealistic dialogue and a plot more unbelievable than cheap porn, (so I’ve heard) don’t expect much. Think Harlequin Romance on crack, and you won’t be disappointed. Tip — I put a Jane Austen book jacket on mine when I read on a plane. Yes, I am a grown woman. Yes, I was blushing!

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Author: Karen Latimer

Dr. Latimer is a Family Physician and Wellness & Parenting Coach. She works with parents who want to feel more confident when helping their children and coaches young adults to help them better navigate college life and transitions. Contact her at drkarenlatimer@gmail.com to learn more. She is the author of two Audible Originals, Take Back the House -- Raising Happy Parents and Worry Less, Parent Better. She is also the co-founder of the app that makes your life easier and puts social in a healthier place -- List'm.


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