Great news! The best news! Law School: Sex and Relationship Advice from Benjamin Law and his Mum Jenny Phang has hit the shelves at long last. Grab yourself a copy from reputable/disreputable bookstores across Australia (check out this list of our favourite stockists). Or buy it online from Readings or Avid Reader or Dymocks, or get it direct from our distributor. Your life can only get more interesting from here.
Ebook versions of Law School are also available here.
Why you need this book ASAP
Do you accidentally get turned-on while watching nature documentaries? Are you dating someone whose tattoos are the worst but you’re having the best sex of your life? Are you feeling emasculated because your girlfriend has had more one-night stands than you? Never fear: the world’s first mother-son sex and relationships advice duo is here to save you from yourself.
The longest-running regular column in The Lifted Brow, since 2011 the ‘Law School’ column has been offering stern warnings, enthusiastic encouragement and sage (and not-so-sage) wisdom to desperate lovers and sexual adventurists alike. This collection brings the best of ‘Law School’ out of the shadows of the literary back pages and into an excruciatingly funny and semi-explicit illustrated book of advice you never knew you needed.
Hilarious, rude and surprisingly heart-warming, Law School covers the practical and ethical dilemmas of sex and relationships from two different generational and cultural perspectives. Ben and his mum Jenny challenge the way we think and talk about the intimate, and all in funny, earnest and blunt banter. Their advice will either save your sex and love life, or ruin you forever.
Rantings and ravings about Law School
“Warning: this book contains a back-to-back feast of frank, funny and adorably inappropriate intergenerational wisdom.”
—Tara Moss, author of The Fictional Woman and Speaking Out
“Law School is part sex-ed, part life-coaching, part-comedy double act. Benjamin Law and his mother Jenny are not always the most wise (or appropriate) of agony aunts, but they're easily the most honest, heart-warming and unflinchingly hilarious. They are the Margaret and David of romance and sex advice.”
—Lawrence Leung, comedian, writer and creator of Lawrence Leung’s Choose Your Own Adventure television show
“Law School is lascivious and literary, simultaneously. Benjamin and Jenny serve up wickedly wise advice on everything from penises resembling long fat rice noodles, to quoting e.e. cummings during a right-red pounding. It is incredibly enlightening and chock-full of sexual epiphanies.”
—Tracey Spicer, newsreader and journalist
“If I’m watching a movie with my Mom and two people start kissing each other for longer than three seconds she’ll yell at me to change the channel. I can’t imagine bringing up the idea of sex to her, much less discussing whether fucking a grapefruit is a good idea during sex. But here comes mother-son duo Jenny Phang and Benjamin Law with their hilarious, honest and endearing relationship. Okay, we get it. You're SOOOO much better than the rest of us. Read their goddamn book already.”
—Ronny Chieng, comedian, actor and senior correspondent for The Daily Show
About Ben and Jenny
Benjamin Law is a Sydney-based TV screenwriter, journalist and newspaper columnist. He is the author of two books, The Family Law (2010) and Gaysia: Adventures in the Queer East (2012), both of which have been nominated for Australian Book Industry Awards. The Family Law is now in its fourth reprint, has been translated into French and is now a major SBS TV series.
Jenny Phang was born in Ipoh, Malaysia, and is the mother of five children, including The Lifted Brow writers Michelle and Benjamin Law. She lives on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland.