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.