Category Archives: Reading

Thoughts on a recent “Dirty Books” article in GQ, a plug for Marco Vassi, and a bit of insecurity

It has gotten to the point that people know enough about me and my particular interests that they send me all sorts of wonderful random bits: articles about porn stars, books on male sexuality, photographs that display sex in a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Blood by Jack Remick

I’ve been trying to get this review up since I finished Blood several months ago. The book covered so much and has so many layered parts to it, I will never do justice to the experience. I would love to … Continue reading

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My Class on Sex Writing: Be There or Be Square

If you’ve been wondering how to handle that scene you’ve been avoiding, or if you just want to become a more radical writer, I have something for you. This Saturday, November 3, I will be running a workshop with Jack Remick … Continue reading

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Book Review: Praise of Motherhood

As a way to prepare the reader I offer a quick summary from the back of the book: Psychoanalysis, poetry, and confession all merge to tell the story of an ordinary woman whose death turned her into a symbol for … Continue reading

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My First Author Appearance: Bookfest

My first appearance as an author with a real book to hold up (after the launch of course) will be at Bookfest 2012.Bharti Kirchner is hosting an author panel titled, “Brave New Books.” Along with other writers whom I have not … Continue reading

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Three quotes, one music video, and two unanswered questions

Ladies and gentleman, start your engines. I present for your examination three quotes. The first comes from Fear of Flying, by Erica Jong, high priestess of observation, who wrote: “Besides, the older you got, the clearer it became that men … Continue reading

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Kerry Cohen’s Loose Girl: Part 2

SM: Loose Girl is a necessary book because it addresses a side of female sexuality that I have hardly heard talked about so honestly, and definitely not this fairly to the guy’s side. In my own search for ways to … Continue reading

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Kerry Cohen’s Loose Girl: Part 1

I have decided to break this post up into two parts. The first will be where I explain a bit about my experience in order to explain why this book and the author mattered so much to me. It took me … Continue reading

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For the Mommies: a few words about mommy porn

In honor of mother’s day, this post is dedicated to the mommies, though not kid friendly. This ABC piece seems to be in favor of mommy porn. This article is very much against. Do I give a shit? No. I … Continue reading

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Fear of Flying: Literature Not Erotica

I have tried to read this book over the years three or four separate times. Each time I was unable to get past the opening scene. Where’s the sex I wanted to know? What’s with all the shrinks, and God … Continue reading

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