Naked at Our Age: Talking Out Loud about Senior Sex

Naked at our age2011 update: Naked at Our Age is a reality! Learn more and order an autographed copy.

from 2010:

Naked at Our Age: Talking Out Loud about Senior Sex is the title of my new book that will be published by Seal Press a year from now, Spring 2011. If you’ve been following this blog, you’ve been reading about Naked at Our Age for a while as I solicited interviews from you and posted information and resources that I didn’t want to make you wait for. The subtitle, though, is brand new, just finalized today. I love it — do you?

Unless you’re an author yourself, you have no idea what goes into choosing the title of a book. Many publishers just decide on their own what to title a book, sometimes without even consulting the author until it’s a done deal. Seal Press, though, is an author’s dream of mutual respect and collaboration, and I love working with them. My earlier book, Better Than I Ever Expected: Straight Talk about Sex After Sixty, was published by Seal, and they were a delight to work with, from start to finish.

We’ve been batting around subtitle ideas for a while, suggesting, rejecting, and tweaking — and today we settled on the title that truly describes what’s in this book.

Naked at Our Age: Talking Out Loud about Senior Sex is a straightforward guide to the realities of senior sex — thanks to the stories of more than a hundred seniors and elders (maybe you were one of them!) who candidly described their sex lives and relationshps — with tips from about 30 experts for overcoming challenges and setbacks. I can’t wait to share it with you!

I’m talking as if it’s all written and just awaiting publication — but it’s not! I’m still writing it… and I’d better get back to that part of the job now! I just couldn’t wait to share my excitement about the title. I’d love to hear your reponses.


  1. Dildos on May 30, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    This is what I've looking for :))

    What a very nice and very informative post!

    Keep posting!

  2. Caroline on May 1, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    Wonderful news there, Joan! I'm all in favor of the subtitle you've chosen. Personally, it would catch both my eye and my attention, causing me to take it off the shelf in the shop. That in itself is half the battle when looking for a sale.

    I'll be buying your follow-up regardless of the title you decide upon because I know from your first book the gems of wisdom I'll find inside.

    Happy writing!

  3. Sally Wendkos Olds on May 1, 2010 at 12:42 am

    Joan, I love the title — and the new subtitle. I know this book will be a great follow-up to "Better Than I Ever Expected." Good luck with it, Sally

  4. Toni Goldfarb on April 29, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    Congratulations, Joan. You broke new ground with your first book, and this one will certainly do the same!
    May the writing-force be with you as you race to the book finish line.

    Best wishes,

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