Book Review: The Sensuous Dirty Old Man ~ Isaac Asimov


Last year I purchased this book from Amazon on a whim because of its quirky title. I must admit that the fact that Isaac Asimov wrote this was also compelling. Something was not right, so I was curious to read this book. My copy was by Signet; Sixth Printing edition (June 1, 1972). I discovered the hilarity and wit that Dr. Isaac Asimov can convey.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, the great Supreme Court Justice, in his last years (he lived to be ninety-four), was walking down Pennsylvania Avenue with a friend, when a pretty girl passed. As all dirty old men must, especially when the dignity of the Supreme Court is at stake, Holmes turned to look after her. Having done so, he sighed and said to his friend, “Ah, George, what wouldn’t I give to be seventy-five again?” ~ Isaac Asimov from The Sensuous Dirty Old Man

The very famous quote: “Sex is dirty, if you do it right” is from this book. Tip of the hat to Eolake Stobblehouse for the idea for this post.

About Gandalfe

Just an itinerant saxophonist trying to find life between the changes. I have retired from the Corps of Engineers and Microsoft. I am an admin on the Woodwind Forum, run the Seattle Solid GOLD Big Band (formerly the Microsoft Jumpin' Jive Orchestra) a GOLD sax quartet, and enjoy time with family and friends.
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7 Responses to Book Review: The Sensuous Dirty Old Man ~ Isaac Asimov

  1. “Sex is dirty, if you do it right.” It’s good to know where that comes from. Thanks!

  2. Headoverheel says:

    …if sex is becoming a pain in the neck, then you must be doing it wrong!…

    …you know what they say about sex, when it’s good it’s great and when it’s bad…’s still pretty good!

    and finally….’Sex is the most fun I had without laughing’………Woody Allen.

  3. Michael says:

    Hello Gandalfe, i just have a very special question, i just looking for this picture, the old man on the bike and the girl walking through, where can i buy it, it looks so great. Please help
    Michael from germany

  4. Gandalfe says:

    No idea. It’s floating around the Internet.

  5. Where can I find a copy of Asimov’s Sensuous Dirty Old Man??? I had one, years ago, that disappeared in a move . . . .

  6. Gandalfe says:

    I found it at a second hand book store. You can also look on Amazon and eBay.

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