Book Review: Heart in Gear – An Engineer’s Erotic Journey to Freedom

Posted On: April 25, 2018

What would it take you to leave your marriage of 20 years? How might dating look and feel like for you? What might be some lessons you’d learn and live to share along the way? Written by Christopher Hoffmann, Heart in Gear: An Engineer’s Erotic Journey to Freedom is exactly that.

This frank and honest book brings you into the inner world of a man, whether in the middle of an intimate encounter with a woman, or building a single wheel electric motorcycle, as he struggles to try and figure himself out. It’s raw, vulnerable, insightful and deep – or as I like to call it, real. I’ve read a lot of self-help books, but Hoffmann’s perspective is his own, is quite unique, and remarkably relatable. There are nuggets of wisdom woven throughout the book – all his. It would be valuable for relationship coaches and intimacy therapists alike.

This is a book by one man for other men (and those who love them), and is something that gives me a new appreciation of how we each possess the ability to face the tough challenges we all need to face, to stay with the ambiguity and the pain until the light of a new path presents itself.

About the Author

As an author, innovator and provocateur Chris Hoffmann has turned his creative explorations into one visceral story after another. As an innovator he has appeared on network television programs such as the Today Show, Discovery Channel and the Gadget Show. Chris’ life is defined by innovation and entrepreneurship in harmony with erotic expression and awakening. In his new book HEART in GEAR he now takes his personal explorations and distills them down into simple, funny and easy to grasp concepts that engineers can embrace.

About the Reviewer

Dr. Martha Tara Lee is Founder, Relationship Counselor Clinical Sexologist of Eros Coaching. She is a certified sexologist with a Doctorate in Human Sexuality. She provides sexuality and relationship coaching and counseling for individuals and couples, conducts sexual education workshops and speaks at public events. She is the author of the books Love, Sex and Everything In-Between, and Orgasmic Yoga. She is also the host of the weekly radio show Eros Evolution on OMTimes Radio. For more, visit or email

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