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In this excerpt from In Bed with Susie Bright, Susie interviews Yale psychologist Paul Bloom about his fascinating best-selling book How Pleasure Works: The New Science of Why We Like What We Like. Paul and Susie talk about the pleasures of sex and how we perceive them.

How Pleasure Works draws on insights from child development, philosophy, neuroscience, and behavioral economics, to show how certain universal habits of the human mind explain what we like and why we like it. Bloom covers everything from the animal instincts of sex and food to the uniquely human taste for art, music, and stories.

Called “the widest read, most reviled and revered sex expert in America” by The San Jose Mercury News, Susie Bright is one of the best-known sex writers in the United States. Susie has teamed up with Audible to bring you her weekly show, In Bed with Susie Bright, available only at Audible.com®.

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    Suzie Bright is always worth listening to.

    Really interesting discussion and I feel I have learned some new ways to look at sex and relationships. I’m off now to find more similar programs.

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    there aspects of reflections Susie shared with her interviewee that I found disturbing, unhealthy and questionable. Therefore, I chose to discontinue my listening experience of this book.

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    book

    Very good book. I will recommend to my friends. It gifdi fldl fldld dlfldj llkl k flfpoieoprkel 0eroreo . ueyei rioe oirtitj doro

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    Instresting

    Must look up the book would be a worth listening to . Covering a lot of subjects so the details in the book could be inspiring

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    • janice
    • 26-03-11

    Interviewer lost the sale

    Susie Bright is an absolute twit doing such an interview. She sounds like she was faking insecurity in trying to get a personal response from the Author, or working on a seduction. I am not impressed, as I wanted to hear about him and how he came to create such a book, and definite in not hearing about her or her antics. She comes across vulgar. I did not hear enough from the Author to decide about purchasing his book. Too bad her interview was so poor. The system would not let me enter any response without putting a star above, so I had to enter 1 star....not my choice.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful

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    • Creeky
    • 21-02-13

    Avoid at all costs

    What would have made Free Interview: Susie Bright Speaks with Paul Bloom, Author of How Pleasure Works better?

    The interviewer was horrible. I hope she was free as she came off as a completely uneducated wanton. Her use of profanity was sophomoric. Her simile of "incest is like screwing the pooch" was both heartless. I feel sorry for the professor who otherwise probably wrote a very interesting treatise. I recommend he dumps this interview.

    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Never ever one of Susie Dims interviews.

    How could the performance have been better?

    If Susie hadn't spoken.

    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Free Interview: Susie Bright Speaks with Paul Bloom, Author of How Pleasure Works?

    Anytime Susie talked.

    Any additional comments?

    As the first such interview I have listened to on Audible, it leaves a terrible taste in my mouth and makes me believe that any trash can be called "content".

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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    • Marion Baker, author:The Lime Green Plastic Covered Couch; Insight For Women Looking For Love
    • 30-10-11

    There was nothing about this that I liked

    Not only was this not an interview, it didn't seem very related to the topic.
    Susie hogged most of the airspace rather than interveiw her interviewee, and seemed very preoccupied with making this all about sex.
    Not that there's anything wrong with sex, and I get how sex it very tied to pleasure, but if that's what you 're going to talk about, make the title "How sexual pleasure works".It would be to your advantage as sex is a very well searched topic and would sell more books. :-)
    I was expecting more of a Malcolm Gladwell-esque type of commentary. At the end of this I felt more confused and put off than educated.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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    • KurT
    • 23-05-11

    Terrible quality - don't bother

    This interview is conducted over a telephone and the interviewee sounds like he's talking in a tunnel. Don't bother downloading this rubbish.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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    • 31-03-11

    Trash

    I was expecting neuro-biology. I couldn't listen more than ten minutes - the interviewer's lack of taste, gutter vocabulary and general vacancy of any redeeming grace were more than I could stand. One star is too high.

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    • Nicolette
    • 26-01-12

    Straight forward

    What did you like best about Free Interview: Susie Bright Speaks with Paul Bloom, Author of How Pleasure Works? What did you like least?

    Susie's annoying little laughs when she is uncomfartable with her own views and questions

    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    I think I should listen to Paul's book, he is a good speaker, would like to listn to his work

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    • makoto
    • 12-05-11

    Interview OK; subject POOR

    Susie did a respectable effort in conducting the interview; however, the audio level of the telephone call was too low and could not convey authors expressions or feelings.

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    • KEVIN
    • 09-05-11

    It was free

    and would you believe that it still cost to much? Painful ear screeching voice and a guest interviewed over a bad telephone line.

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    • Han
    • 16-04-18

    Evolution theory

    Taking Darwinism or the evolution theory as the base point is something I disagree with. This viewpoint makes that we see sexuality as something based on reproduction and that men see women as incubators.
    Though the question of what makes sexuality feel good is an interesting question. And that women are not always ‘virgin’ marie and men are not always horny dogs.

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    • Amazon Customer
    • 06-04-18

    Interesting topic, low level by Brights

    The interviewer shows a really disgusting way to express her ideas, won't recommend anything from a person who shows no respect to the listeners, Bloom have some interesting ideas, and would enjoy reading some more of his work before giving a review.