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The Sexual Male: Problems and Solutions, by Richard Milsten, MD, and Julian Slowinski, PsyD (W.W. Norton, $25.95).

Synopsis: The multitude of sexual dysfunctions, crises, and dilemmas facing men are discussed in detail. Don't break your penis!

Representative quote: "Despite the fact he was near the height of foreplay, he went to the window and using both hands, pulled it down vigorously. He did not realize that his erect penis extended across the sill."

Noteworthy flaw: Suggests that "above average sexual activity was noted in individuals who are: married, have children [and are] working long hours."

Keep Your Brain Alive, by Lawrence C. Katz, PhD, and Manning Rubin (Workman, $12.95).

Synopsis: Routine dulls the brain. Novelty exercises the brain. "Neurobics" gives your brain a workout by having you smell unusual smells, feel new textures, and close your eyes a lot throughout the day.

Representative quote: "Without looking, choose clothing, shoes, and so on, with matching or contrasting textures. For example, make it a silky, smooth day or a rough, nubby day."

Noteworthy flaw: Or a clashing stripes and checks day.

Compassion Fatigue: How the Media Sell Disease, Famine, War and Death, by Susan D. Moeller (Routledge, $18.95).

Synopsis: The media, who suck, are always reporting on all these disasters and wars--alternating between exaggerating the minor and neglecting the important. We're bored by it all anyway.

Representative quote: "The terms 'genocide' and 'Holocaust' are tossed around pretty frequently in the media--if rarely casually or lightly. Are there really that many genocides? Do the Nazis have soulmates in countries around the globe?"

Noteworthy flaw: Yes.

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