IS SEX NECESSARY? or WHY YOU FEEL THE WAY YOU DO by James Thurber 1944
IS SEX NECESSARY? or WHY YOU FEEL THE WAY YOU DO. JAMES THURBER AND E. B. WHITE, Blue Ribbon Books, Garden City, New York, 1944.
Book is a collection of essays written by E. B. White and James Thurber, first published in 1929. The book is a spoof of the many popular books on Freudian sexual theories published in the 1920s. A critic for the Saturday Review of Literature called the book, "One of the silliest books in years, and perfectly lovely. It left this reviewer partially paralyzed, with a written face streaming with tears." The book also introduced readers to Thurber's spare cartoons, which soon became a regular feature in The New Yorker.
Hardcover. Black cover with gilt spine title. Secure binding with clean pages and light cover wear. Black & white cartoon illustrations.