Teaching 'The Art of Kissing'

Author Takes His Smooch Crusade to U.S. Colleges

Listen: <b>Web Extra</b>: Hear an extended version of Alex Chadwick's conversation with <i>The Art of Kissing</i> author Michael Christian

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Books and school work remain the favored way of teaching, whether the subject is physics, algebra or French political history. But some subjects — like kissing, for example — would seem to fall outside the scope of book learning.

But Michael Christian, a former professor at Boston College, is an ardent book man. Using the nom de plume William Cane, he is the author of The Art of Kissing, and is currently touring college campuses giving tutorials on this ancient craft. He recently gave NPR's Alex Chadwick a few pointers on how to kiss better.

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