Chuck Spezzano has several books out, including "What Men Don't Know About Sex-- That Women Could Teach Them".
This book is horrible. It includes an incredibly offensive rape "joke" that includes the death of the woman victim who was assaulted while in a coma.
According to the Spezzanos, independence is bad. We are supposed to be interdependent and do as they say. Criticisms of Chuck's vile jokes are said to be a sign of being "over judgemental".
I'd heard from survivors that Chuck regularly does his raunchy joke act as a way to control his followers. His act includes the claim that everything he says and does is okay because he has Italian heritage. Somehow that is supposed to excuse his crude sexualization of most everything.
But paging through this book, and especially coming across that "joke", really brought this all home to me.
Many other leaders of destructive groups and large group awareness trainings use this technique of veering off into vileness. Crude, rude, abusive statements designed I guess to draw followers closer? To keep them manipulated and less likely to leave?
Many gurus claim that they are using some form of "crazy wisdom" and that critics just aren't enlightened enough to understand.
Chuck and Lency have been doing this abusive b.s. for decades.
Another review of the book [psychologyofvision.blogspot.com
I wonder what stories will eventually come out about the Spezzanos. Chuck seems to be describing over and over again a possible past of being abusive to women.