Picks and Pans Review: The Wild Girls Club: Tales from Below the Belt

updated 07/18/1994 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 07/18/1994 AT 01:00 AM EDT

by Anka Radakovich

Judging from this collection of her irreverent columns, Radakovich, 29, who is the "sexual affairs" correspondent for the quasi-hip men's magazine Details, believes that playing around is something that should also be played for laughs. Twice a year she convenes the Wild Girls Club, a gathering of 20 or so single girlfriends, in a loft in lower Manhattan. At these meetings, she reports, "nothing is too personal to say, and no one drinks 10 beers and throws up."

Instead the girls talk about men and sex. (Mentionable) topics include famous men they have slept with (Mickey Rourke was "really hot"; Matt Dillon is a romantic "sex maniac") and the fact that "a lot of guys think they deserve a supermodel, particularly the ones who look like a drooling Danny DeVilo."

The rest of the year Anka is on her own. In the line of duty she recruits "research boys" and test-drives assorted condoms and aphrodisiacs, spends a night at home ordering in from male escort services and tackles the perennial problem of men and their clothes. The raunchy, high-spirited Radakovich clearly loves her job. Who could blame her? (Crown, $18)

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