Plot/Idea: Bradley's idea—to coach other men based on his experiences with women—is a frank approach that will appeal to men who struggle with understanding women. His experience is broad, dealing not only with prostitutes but also love on several levels. Strong, descriptive language makes this an adults-only book.
Prose: Through candid writing, Bradley makes it clear how he feels about women and his relationships with them. He uses humor throughout the narrative, and his timing is flawless. His admitted drug use somewhat hardens his message in places, and the prose can be harsh, but readers will be entertained.
Originality: Bradley's concept is intriguing and fresh, offering other men outspoken recommendations based on his own dating and sexual relations with a myriad of women.
Character/Execution: The narrative is structured with shorter chapters that offer a bit of sound advice or a cautionary tale; Bradley is boastful yet sincere, and though the language can be edgy, his message is clear.
Date Submitted: October 08, 2023
It may seem strange to see a woman writing a review of a book with a title such as this and even stranger to find that the woman actually liked reading the book, but here we go. Stories About Sex and Observations on Women is an interesting read, at least for this woman, and I would recommend it to men and women alike.
As author J. D. Bradley states in his own synopsis, "I'm a man that has had sex with hundreds of women and it is not something I'm proud of." This book contains numerous short chapters describing his various relationships and what he learned from them and hopes to teach to others. Within the different anecdotes, I have to say that there is some very good advice in here about what is important to do and what is definitely the wrong thing to do in any relationship. While he has included many of his different relationships, of various lengths of time, I am sure there are many more that are not included in this book. Through all of these tales, one thing comes through loud and clear... this is a man who actually reveres women and, although he has made many mistakes in trying to find that perfect relationship, he does believe in them and sees women as people who deserve only the best. I felt that, in his own way, Mr. Bradley was trying to point out what "the best" is even though he could not always provide it.
The stories in the book are entertaining as well as enlightening. Mixed into the stories are many very intriguing and, dare I say as a female, accurate observations, and suggestions on how to do things the right way so that there is no misunderstanding in a relationship.The author did a very good job in the retelling of his experiences.
One thing that should probably be mentioned is that the language in the story is blunt and to the point in many cases. If you are not a fan of bad language or too much detail, then I would say that this is not the book for you. If you can just read the book and put that part aside, then there is a lot that can be gleaned from this book.
There is a great deal of interesting information to be gathered from reading Stories About Sex and Observations on Women. I also believe that, when Mr. Bradley put these stories down on paper, it was not to brag about his exploits or to tell readers that this is the "right way" to create and maintain relationships. It was his way of reaching out to show others the best way to learn both his and their own past experiences. I enjoyed reading it and I would recommend it to other readers, both male and female. We could all learn a lot from many of the stories in the book about the right and wrong ways of treating women. Thank you, Mr. Bradley, for sharing a part of your life with us.