When he wrote about the penis, he managed to be both educational and downbeat, couching bawdy locker-room humor in intellectual wit.
When he wrote about vaginas, he wrote with the appreciative and admiring eye of a collector.
Her first book, What Remains, a memoir, spent over twenty weeks on the New York Times bestseller list.
She has written for many magazines, including Marie Claire, Harper's Bazaar, and Glamour.
He was a minor celebrity, too, appearing on the Today show now and again to explain his evolutionary theories about mating. She was writing a profile piece for Misconstrued, the magazine “for women, like you, who defy definition!
As she grieves for Charlie and searches for herself, she comes to realize that she has an opportunity to find something bigger than she had beforemaybe even, possibly, love.He did not publish a book, however, after his collection of essays, The State of Erection, in 1999, choosing instead to focus on the lecture circuit and talk shows.He counted among his friends a colorful variety of artists and intellectuals, from the controversial French lettriste Isadore Isou to the American comedian Paul Reubens. Byrne is survived by his mother, Grace, and his wife, Claire Byrne.In 1985, after a disappointing reception for The Half-Life of Sex, Mr.Byrne wrote a series of critical essays on what he saw as the existential crisis of the penis, titled, appropriately, “The State of Erection.” His theories of Love and Sex were, once again, a central theme. Byrne went on to publish many books in the 1980s and ’90s, including Sperm and Whiskey; Sex, Sea Songs and Sartre; and Driving with Her Head in Your Lap.Her husband, Charlie, is a renowned sexologist and writer.Equal parts Alfred Kinsey and Warren Beatty, Charlie is pompous yet charming, supportive yet unfaithful; he's a firm believer that sex and love can't coexist for long, and he does little to hide his affairs.Claire’s husband, Charlie, was at home in New York. They’d spent their time in the girl’s cramped studio apartment humping and screwing like dogs, but now he, too, traversed trees and dapples, crossing Central Park toward Madison to meet with his agent, Richard Ashe.Charlie had a book overdue by two years and Richard was anxious.She currently is a star of and "the voice of reason" on Bravo's The Real Housewives of New York.Charles Byrne, Sexologist and Writer, Dies at 54by Mark Iocolano, The New York Times Charles Byrne, renowned sexologist and author of the National Book Award–winning Thinker’s Hope, as well as several pivotal studies on sexual norms and morality, died Monday from a head injury incurred at Madison Avenue near 61st Street, according to a statement issued by his longtime publisher, Knopf.