Ellen Sussman returns with Dirty Words: A Literary Encyclopedia of Sex, a playful take on bedroom talk -- a smart, funny encyclopedia with entries written by notable contemporary writers.
This witty reference steps in where time-honored discussions of the birds and the bees typically fall short.
Everything from celibacy to promiscuity, hand jobs to sex toys is tackled by everyone's favorite writers including Steve Almond, Patricia Marx, Phillip Lopate, and Antonya Nelson.
From sexual relationships (monogamy, one-night stand, ménage a trois) to sexual positions, from age-old practices to contemporary twists, this alphabetical encyclopedia includes everything you need to know about the language of love and more- Cody's Books
Thaisa Frank's short stories have received two PEN awards, and her two most recent collections SLEEPING IN VELVET, 1998, and A BRIEF HISTORY OF CAMOUFLAGE, 1992) have been on the Bestseller List of the San Francisco Chronicle. A BRIEF HISTORY OF CAMOUFLAGE was included in Dalton's New Voices. Both have been nominated for the Bay Area Book Reviewer's Association Award.
In addition to collections of short fiction Thaisa Frank's work has appeared in numerous anthologies, among the most recent of which is the Polish anthology ROZNE KSZTALTY MILOSCI and Harper/Collins READER'S CHOICE.
Meredith Maran is a regular contributor to Salon.com, Health, Family Circle, and More magazines. She also writes for Self, Vibe, Parenting, Mother Jones, Utne Reader, Bride's, Teacher, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the San Jose Mercury-News. She has written and co-authored eight books, several of them best-sellers.
Cornelia Read is the author of A Field of Darkness & The Crazy School.
Ellen Sussman's anthology, Bad Girls: 26 Writers Misbehave, was published by W.W. Norton in July, 2007. She is the author of the novel, On a Night Like This, (Warner Books, 2004) which became a San Francisco Chronicle Bestseller and has been translated into six languages.
Ellen teaches private classes in the San Francisco Bay area.
Ellen Sussman draws the "no-rules" model from Bad Girls to her new book Dirty Words: A Literary Encyclopedia of Sex.
Sussman believes these stories, freed from literary models, can "get under the surface in a deep, intimate way" to investigate the lexicon of our modern sex lives -- Sussman alludes to a few provocative definitions.