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eBook Best Sex Writing 2006 ePub

by Frédérique Delacoste,Felice Newman

  • ISBN: 1573442372
  • Category: Psychology and Counseling
  • Subcategory: Fitness and Nutrition
  • Author: Frédérique Delacoste,Felice Newman
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Cleis Press (April 25, 2006)
  • Pages: 224
  • ePub book: 1948 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1640 kb
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  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 865

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Felice Newman and Frédérique Delacoste are the founding publishers of Cleis Press. She lives in London and San Francisco

Felice Newman and Frédérique Delacoste are the founding publishers of Cleis Press. She lives in London and San Francisco. Felice Newman is the author of The Whole Lesbian Sex Book: A Passionate Guide for All of Us. She is a certified somatic coach, and writes on sexuality in print and online. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. Series: Best Sex Writing. Paperback: 224 pages. Publisher: Cleis Press (April 25, 2006).

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Best Sex Writing 2006 book. Founded by Felice Newman and Frederique Delacoste in 1980, the press's mission is to explore and celebrate sex in all its forms, with a decided tilt toward the queer and the subversive. For the first time, Cleis's founders bring their own sex-positive sensibilities to bear on one of their most popular series. In Best Sex Writing 2006, they've collected the year's most challenging and provocative nonfiction articles on this endlessly evocative subject.

Best Sex Writing 2006 by Felice Newman.

We’re dedicated to reader privacy so we never track you. Sometimes surprising, always stimulating - this book offers a snapshot of America’s complex sexual practices and mores as seen through Cleis’s unique lens. It is the best nonfiction sex journalism of the year in one unforgettable book. Founded by Felice Newman and Frédérique Delacoste in 1980, the press’s mission is to explore and celebrate sex in all its forms, with a decided tilt toward the queer and the subversive. For the first time, Cleis’s founders bring their own sex-positive sensibilities to bear on one of their most popular series.

Founded by Felice Newman and Frédérique Delacoste in 1980, the press’s mission is to explore and celebrate sex in. .

Founded by Felice Newman and Frédérique Delacoste in 1980, the press’s mission is to explore and celebrate sex in all its forms, with a decided tilt toward the queer and the subversive. In Best Sex Writing 2006, they’ve collected the year’s most challenging and provocative nonfiction articles on this endlessly evocative subject.

In Best Sex Writing 2006, Cleis have collected the year's most challenging and provocative non-fiction articles on this endlessly evocative subject. Published by Cleis Press (2006)

Best Sex Writing 2006. Published by Cleis Press (2006). ISBN 10: 1573442372 ISBN 13: 9781573442374.

Sometimes surprising, always stimulating — this book offers a snapshot of America’s complex sexual practices and mores as seen through Cleis’s unique lens. It is the best nonfiction sex journalism of the year in one unforgettable book.In a single generation, Cleis Press has fundamentally changed the way people talk — and what they read — about sex and gender. Founded by Felice Newman and Frédérique Delacoste in 1980, the press’s mission is to explore and celebrate sex in all its forms, with a decided tilt toward the queer and the subversive. For the first time, Cleis’s founders bring their own sex-positive sensibilities to bear on one of their most popular series. In Best Sex Writing 2006, they’ve collected the year’s most challenging and provocative nonfiction articles on this endlessly evocative subject. The essays here comprise a detailed, direct survey of the contemporary American sexual landscape, a landscape Newman and Delacoste helped shape with such ground-breaking books as Sex Work and The Good Vibrations Guide to Sex. Major commentators both in and out of Cleis’s stable of writers examine the many roles sex plays in our lives in these literate and lively essays.

Comments

Zacki Zacki
This is the first volume in this series I've read, and at first I'm looking at it, like, mweh, but then once I gave it a fair shot i realized I should have trusted in the expertise and experience of editors Frederique Delacoste and Felice Newman, for nearly all of the stories here, some of which I had read before, and two of which I remembered hearing from their authors' own mouths, proved interesting and thought provoking. This isn't a book of erotica or a stroke book, it's more like a whole issue of The New Yorker if The New Yorker gave any attention to sex. The style ranges from an intimate memoir to strong reportage.

Stephen Elliott's piece on being bound and beaten by a girlfriend is really extraordinary, and I think must sum up Elliott's project for anyone interested in this provovative author, for he has taken aspects of his own private masochistic experience and extrapolated them into a general theory of happiness. I've heard the envious describe him as sort of a Johnny One Note, but this ia a splendid apologia worthy of Cardinal Newman; it's called "Just Always Be Good."

Jeff Weinstein writes an op ed sort of piece about his very mixed feelings about BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN (the Lee movie), interspersed with memories of a lifetime in queer activism. Like Elliott's piece, you get the feeling not of sexuality as a marketable commodity but as a facet of life here truly integrated with the rest of one's romantic, political, and geo-social personalities. He is a winning writer whose words I will ponder for the rest of the day.

Two Natalies, Natalie Y. Moore and Natalie Hopkinson (did they meet in the reverse Yellow Pages?) collaborate in what is probably the hardest hitting essay in the volume, "The Pole Test," which is sort of like George Cukor's THE CHAPMAN REPORT with its gaze turned onto the inner lives of black strippers. A remarkable delicacy and candor forms the underpinning to this journalism: it is both pure and multifaceted, like veins running through quartz. I had never really thought about the topic before and now, like all great writing, it seems to hold the vortices together of a whopping number of the universe's secrets.

Paul Festa's memoir about auditioning for a forthcoming film by John Cameron Mitchell, in which all the actors will apparently be having sex on and off screen (SHORTBUS) is doubly daring: he has to go through all the Chorus Line fit of nerves, but he has to get off on doing so. I think we feel early on that Paul isn't going to get "the part," but having lived and sighed and smiled through his adventures in failure, I predict it won't be long before we see a whole movie based just on this piece. It's worth it. But I could go on and on praising individual contributions, well no I couldn't, for a few of them are pretty rank, but in general the editing of the book is terrific, and one is constantly moving like a pinball through a masque of different sexualities, different political realities, and dream and vision as well. Good for Cleis.
Maldarbaq Maldarbaq
Reading the stories in this book made me feel like I had a front row seat on the lives of various people I wouldn't care to meet doing things I wish I could have spared them. The sex wasn't sexy, nor were the characters in the stories, though well drawn and believable, interesting enough. I normally might find an inside account of the professional sex industry fascinating for instance, but as it is described in Porn Valley Story, I just was glad when it was over. While there were interesting statements about sexual inclinations and preferences of many characters in the book, the writers never moved me to care about them as people.

A previous reviewer likened this collection to typical New Yorker stories. I believe this person is correct. There is the same flat feel to these stories as one finds in The New Yorker. If you subscribe to that, you'll love these.