Ever wondered why there's no female voice as bold, erotic, unflinching, and revealing as Norman Mailer, Henry Miller, or Philip Roth? There is. It belongs to Susie Bright.
In this stunning and courageous coming-of-age story, Susie Bright opens her heart and her life. From fearful Irish-Catholic Girl Scout to gun-toting teenage revolutionary and finally "The Avatar of American Erotica" (New York Times), Bright's life story has been shaped as much by America's sexual awakening as the national sexual landscape has been altered by Bright herself.
In Big Sex Little Death, Bright introduces us to her influences and experiences, including her early involvement with notorious high-school radicals The Red Tide as well as the magazine she co-founded in the 1980s, On Our Backs, the first-ever erotic magazine created by women, which turned the lesbian and bisexual community upside down before it took the "straight" world by storm.
Big Sex Little Death is an explosive yet intimate memoir that's pure Susie: bold, free-spirited, unpredictable, larger than life, yet utterly true to life.
BONUS AUDIO: This edition includes a conversation between Susie Bright and journalist Doug Henwood, recorded live at The Strand bookstore in New York City during Susie's Big Sex Little Death book tour.
"Susie Bright's real life is just as compelling - more compelling - than her sex life. And that's saying something." (Dan Savage)
"Big Sex Little Death is subtle, hot, enthralling, raw and tender - I loved it. Susie Bright is a national treasure." (Josh Marshall, Editor and Publisher, Talking Points Memo)
"The best-named writer in America, Susie Bright has written a witty, wise, and enlightening memoir." (Erica Jong)
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Inspiring, thought provoking and very well crafted
big life, big voice
- Goni Harlap