"A billion husbands are about to be replaced."
From the author of Fight Club,
the classic portrait of the damaged contemporary male psyche, now comes
this novel about the apocalyptic marketing possibilities of female
pleasure. Sisters will be doing it for themselves. And doing it. And
doing it. And doing it some more . . . Penny Harrigan is a low-level
associate in a big Manhattan law firm with an apartment in Queens and no
love life at all. So it comes as a great shock when she finds herself
invited to dinner by one C. Linus Maxwell, aka "Climax-Well," a software
mega-billionaire and lover of the most gorgeous and accomplished women
on earth. After dining at Manhattan's most exclusive restaurant, he
whisks Penny off to a hotel suite in Paris, where he proceeds, notebook
in hand, to bring her to previously undreamed-of heights of orgasmic
pleasure for days on end. What's not to like? This: Penny discovers that
she is a test subject for the final development of a line of sex toys
to be marketed in a nationwide chain of boutiques called Beautiful You.
So potent and effective are these devices that women by the millions
line up outside the stores on opening day and then lock themselves in
their room with them and stop coming out. Except for batteries.
Maxwell's plan for erotically enabled world domination must be stopped.