If you were interested in buying this book because of the television show, you will not be disappointed. Thomas Maier is first and foremost an excellent writer. When it comes to phrasing, word selection, and story-telling I have to say that I haven't read a better organized and written book in years (and I read dozens each year). I read this book in about 4 days; was that good.
The story takes you from the very beginning - the formative years of Masters and Johnson, their career shifts, their research and partnership, their sexual and emotional attraction to each other, and the world they built around them while gradually crumbled. While Masters and Johnson remained quite private throughout their body of work and private lives, Maier does excellent research to give us a view that only a fly on the wall could achieve.
A fascinating story by an excellent writer. I can't rave enough about the quality of writing and storytelling. Bravo!