Mabel Iam is a psychotherapist and relationship expert, as well as the author of several national and international award-winning bestsellers. She often appears on Telemundo and Univision and has a weekly radio show. Visit her website at www.mabeliam.com.
Psychotherapist Iam (Sex and the Perfect Lover) claims to know not only how to ignite the flame of love, but how to keep it burning forever; marriage, she says, should not get in the way of passion. She views love and sex as spiritually bound, and each is the focus of one of the book's two parts, which elaborate on three main points: know what you want in a partner and in a relationship, and then be open to the right person. Iam seems to be writing for the truly relationship-impaired (she explains the difference in meaning of a kiss on the check and one on the lips); her lists of tips can be intimidatingly long (18 bullet points on how to become aware of your relationship blocks); and her advice is sometimes surprisingly unromantic (declare your love in an Internet chat room?). In part two, she supplies a gamut of information, from a recipe for sex truffles to the eight perfect positions for anal sex. In between, Iam offers tips on playing erotic card games, igniting a desire for oral sex, how to give a partner two erections and ejaculations in 20 minutes and discover a woman's G spot. Iam avoids the mistake of oversimplifying her subject, but she might be overcomplicating her advice. (Jan.) Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.
"No need for miraculous pills or phony infomercials. Mabel Iam teaches us with originality, elegance and spice how to make love a daily ritual of understanding, enjoyment and pleasure." -- Walter Larrosa, Ocean Drive en Espanol "It might be true that to learn the art of love there are no schools, but the pages of this book are as good as a classroom. Iam teaches us that there should be no boundaries to how we express what we feel toward someone else and to how we enjoy a relationship in the fullest way possible." -- Johanna Torres, Editor-in-Chief, Siempre Mujer "Mabel Iam has found the real pill against heartbreak in the form of a book that doesn't bother telling us what we already know about sex and relationships, revealing instead the secrets we can't afford to be without to be truly happy in love." -- Anjanette Delgado, author of The Heartbreak Pill "Mabel continues to show us the practical applications of loving and being loved without breaking the magical enchantment of love." -- Lissette Valdes-Valle, journalist "It's without a doubt the best guide I have ever read for real, intimate and long-lasting relationships. Whether you're married, single, with or without love interest, this book is a must." -- Julia Dangond, senior TV and entertainment executive "Mabel Iam offers a practical guide for keeping love alive and finding, once and for all, a perfect and harmonious relationship." -- Julio Cesar Paredes, El Diario/La Prensa "I've been really moved. This book is full of tenderness worth enjoying." -- Jose Antonio Ponseti, programming director, Caracol Radio
Iam (Sex and the Perfect Lover: Tao, Tantra, and the Kama Sutra) is a sex therapist and award-winning author of Spanish-language New Age books on sex and romance. A native of Argentina, she resides and practices in Miami, where she relocated after a long-term romance by email led to marriage. She was inspired to write this self-help manual on developing and keeping long-lasting love by the story of her grandparents, who remained faithful during seven wartime years of separation. In easy-to-read chapters beginning with "I Love You," she discusses issues that nurture or hinder relationships, e.g., self-image, trust, jealousy, fear, living together, tenderness, and communication. She then deals with sexuality, covering techniques, fantasies, autoeroticism, erotic games, and sexual energy, though in less detail than she has in previous works. Poems, testimonials from clients, meditations, and visualization exercises appear throughout. The concluding chapter, "I Love You and I Want To Love You for the Rest of My Life," summarizes Iam's practical advice for couples and is worth the price of the book. Recommended for public libraries.-Lucille M. Boone, San Jose P.L., CA Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.