The Little Black Book for Guys: Guys Talk About Sex
by St. Stephen’s Community House
Annick Press, 2008
$9.95, b/w illustrations, glossary index, resources list, ages 14+
Following in the footsteps of The Little Black Book for Girlz (also available from Annick Press) this book was written by guys for guys about that most unmentionable topic: their own sexuality. This book delivers straight information in today’s language in short, browseable pieces written by young men, covering all aspects of sex and relationships including the physical, emotional and practical. There is nothing cute or embarrassed about this book—it’s like a trusted friend or mentor is sitting down and explaining everything a guy needs to know in order to make informed decisions about a healthy sex life. The result is an honest, forthright discussion about topics that young people need to know about but for which they may have a difficult time accessing up-to-date and complete information. Both Little Black Books have come out of St. Stephen’s Community House, a community-based social service agency in Toronto, and have been vetted by health professionals for accuracy.
This review is from Canadian Teacher Magazine’s March 2009 issue.