UPDATE! The event starts at 7:30 pm, not 7:00 pm!
If you’re in San Francisco tonight, Monday April 9, come hear me read! There’s a reading, discussion, and book signing about sex writing and culture, with the editors of Best Sex Writing 2012: The State of Today’s Sexual Culture, along with some of the contributors. I have an essay in the anthology — “Atheists Do It Better: Why Leaving Religion Leads to Better Sex” — so I’m going to be reading, along with series editor Rachel Kramer Bussel, guest judge Susie Bright, and contributors Tracy Clark-Flory, Thomas S. Roche, and others.
Here’s a little info about the book to whet your appetite:
In Best Sex Writing 2012, sex columnist Rachel Kramer Bussel and noted commentator Susie Bright, this year’s guest judge, collect the most challenging and provocative work on this endlessly evocative subject. Find out what’s behind the latest political sex scandals in “Sex, Lies, and Hush Money,” learn about how “Atheists Do It Better” and find out “Why Lying About Monogamy Matters.” From an insider look at being gay in the military pre-DADT and an impassioned defense of circumcision to a dating site for people with STDs, nuanced explorations of teen sex laws, prostitution, sex at 66, SlutWalks, female orgasm workshops, and more, Best Sex Writing 2012 explores the smarter side of sexuality. This is bedtime reading for erotic intellectuals and those who want to go behind the latest leering headlines for real talk about the topic on everyone’s lips.
The reading is at Booksmith, 1644 Haight St, San Francisco, from
7:00 7:30 – 9:00 pm. it’s free — and free cupcakes will be served! The Booksmith calendar only lists Rachel and Susie, but I’ll definitely be there. Hope you will be, too!