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Sexual Healing

A Novel



About The Book

From bestselling author Jill Nelson comes a sexy and uproarious novel about Lydia and Acey, two best friends whose career successes are matched only by their romantic and sexual frustrations -- until one night, over a bottle of wine, they concoct a plan: why not develop a business that discreetly supplies handsome black men who are willing and able to serve the sexual needs of black women? Thus is born A Sister's Spa -- a "full-service" spa -- but even as their delighted customer base grows, they face a firestorm of attacks from hostile media, grandstanding church leaders, and other outraged parties.
Sexual Healing is a page-turning comedy, a blistering satire on gender and race relations, and a sexually frank exploration of what women really want.

About The Author

Photo Credit: Coreen Simpson

Jill Nelson is the author of the bestselling Volunteer Slavery, which won an American Book Award; Straight, No Chaser; and Finding Martha's Vineyard: African Americans at Home on an Island. She also edited the anthology Police Brutality. A regular contributor to USA Today and The Village Voice, her work has appeared in Essence, The New York Times, The Nation, and The New York Review of Books, among many other publications. She lives in New York City. Visit her website at or e-mail her at

Product Details

  • Publisher: Pocket Books (July 1, 2005)
  • Length: 496 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780743492843

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Raves and Reviews

"Wickedly funny."
-- Publishers Weekly

"Sheer fun."
-- Black Issues Book Review

"Smart, explicit, and sidesplittingly funny."
-- Ebony

"Riotously funny."
-- Library Journal

"Sexual Healing is smart and sexy, funny and fabulous, jazzy and justified! Sister Jill isn't just a foot soldier in what passes for war between the sexes. She's our commander in chief and follow we must!"
-- Pearl Cleage, author of What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day and I Wish I Had a Red Dress

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