'Vagina' sequel for Valentine's Day
WITH a provocative like Who's Vagina Is It, Really?, it was little surprise to Sandy Daley that her first book aroused interest among the curious when she released it two years ago.
She intends to do the same with her follow-up, Who's Penis Is It, Really?
Daley's new book will be released on Valentine's Day and marketed independently by the writer mainly through the Internet. It will be available in select stores in her hometown, Toronto, Canada, New York City and Jamaica.
"When the first book came out, the guys would say 'they want their 18- and 19-year-old daughters to read this' because they realised it was not a male-bashing book," said Daley during an interview with the Jamaica Observer.
"They were like, 'why not do something similar for us'," she added.
For 'Penis', Daley said she interviewed four men (two Jamaicans, an African-American and a white Canadian) from diverse backgrounds, to get their perspective on the ingredients for a successful relationship.
While they differed in some areas, she noted many similarities.
"There's a sense that once you get married the sexual excitement is gone, especially when children are born," she said. "But I also found out that a lot of men don't set out to cheat, they say they just want to feel appreciated at home."
Ironically, it was the legendary sexual instincts of the male predator that inspired the Kingston-born Daley to write Who's Vagina Is It, Really? She recalled a former lover calling her and asking, if 'that thing' was still his.
Daley says her 164-page, self-published debut sold an encouraging 7,000 copies, largely in New York City and Toronto where she has lived for over 30 years.
Distributed locally by Novelty Trading Company, Who's Vagina Is It Really? was sold in Jamaica by the Sangster's and Bookophilia stores.
Sandy Daley grew up in the Molynes Road area of St Andrew and attended Wolmer's Girls High School. She migrated to Toronto at age 16, attending Centennial College where she earned an associate degree in communications. She also has a degree in psychology from York University, also in Toronto.
For five years, she wrote the Real Talk With Sandy Daley column for the weekly Street Hype tabloid in New York City. The column is currently published in the Toronto newspaper, Pride and the Bajan Reporter.