by John Stoehr
Not really. But the author of a book about doing it every night is reading at Jonathan Sanchez's Blue Bicycle Books on Saturday. He sent this release today . . .
Blue Bicycle Books is thrilled to welcome Charla Muller, author of 365 Nights: A Memoir of Intimacy, (Berkley, $14) Saturday, Sept. 20, 1-3 p.m., 420 King St. in Charleston.
For his 40th birthday, Charla gave her husband Brad a unique gift: sex, every night, for a year.
She wasn’t trying to relive the sexual revolution (they’re Republicans). She wasn’t trying to write a book. She was just trying to fill the one thing missing in an otherwise happy marriage.
A year later, after managing to make love almost every one of the 365 nights (either party had the option of saying “Not tonight” at any time), Charla was ready for a break. She says the streak changed her marriage. She and Brad are even closer, and while they don’t have sex even close to as often as during that year, the frequency has definitely gone up.
Muller didn’t tell many people about the gift. It was only after the big year was almost over that a friend, co-writer Betsy Thorpe, cajoled the story out of her, and the two decided to write this “sweet, modest, and G-rated” account.
Since the book’s release in June, Muller has made several appearances in the national media (The View, People, The New York Times, The Today Show, others), although she says the media have often tried to sensationalize a book that is really more about a relationship than sex.