What if Madonna gave a sexual bonfire and nobody came?
"If everybody yawned," she said, armed for this and other contingencies, "I'd say hooray.The £4.69 masterpiece has transcended its original purpose as a novelty gift, and is being used by students as a lecture notebook. Nottingham university student Jess Lloyd told the Telegraph: 'I bought a copy for my mate as a joke and he started using it as a note pad for lectures. It’s started a real craze on campus.' Mr Simove, 39, an Oxford University graduate, author, performer and entrepreneur, said: 'I never anticipated that my book would be used for students to take their lecture notes in.'In a sense they are proving me wrong by filling my book with content.Canny marketers exploit it; alarmed conservatives, joined by many feminists, are trying to shut it down.In many ways, as Pat Buchanan asserted at the Republican convention in August, there really is a cultural war going on. Advance cover stories on the book in delivered to your inbox And from the looks of things last Wednesday morning, "Sex" measured up.Mary Roach, the author of "Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex." shows off a vintage vibrator at Good Vibrations in San Francisco on Wednesday, April, 2, 2008 in San Francisco, Calif.
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But I wonder how many of them go back to thinking about sex once the lecture is over.'The item has sold out its first print run, slotting in at number 744 on Amazon's list, ahead of Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code (2,910) and JK Rowling's Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2,406).
He told AOL News that the idea came after he published a self-help book called Ideas Man.
When author Sheridan Simove sat down to write his new book, What Every Man Thinks About Apart From Sex, he drew a blank... So he had it published anyway with a front cover and 200 completely empty pages.
But it's proved a cult hit and has outsold both Harry Potter and the Da Vinci Code within weeks of its release on cyber bookshop
That means something happened."It was one of those neat identity makeovers for which Madonna is justly renowned: after coloring the last nine years with her determination to engage our attention at all costs, here she was, Florence Nightingale, dutiful erotic night nurse, content to slip into the shadows once her services were no longer needed, the patient cured. But for Madonna and for the rest of us, this was no lark.