Our country ’tis of thee has a few dirty little secrets.In the land of soccer moms, suit-and-ties, and the corner store, there lies a secret. A sexy one. A naughty one, in fact. And Brian Alexander found out that most Americans aren’t working very hard to keep their private lives under wraps. The msnbc.com “Sexploration” columnist went on a cultural journey to uncover mainstream America’s predilection for porn, swinging, and S&M in his new book, America Unzipped: In Search of Sex and Satisfaction. Turns out, your accountant, your neighbor, even your mom (!) are likely to indulge in kink. Check it out. It’s a fascinating peek into the sexual underbelly of middle America. If anything you’ll learn about fetish conferences, a Beginning Bondage class, and Passion Parties. Available at amazon.com.
After abusing wife Celie in every imaginable way (including isolating her from her beloved sister and making her fix up his gross living conditions and troll kids), Mister Albert moves his mistress into their house and makes Celie her servant. Perhaps the only bigger monster is Celie's stepfather, who gave her away to Mister Albert.