Full Exposure

  • by Susie Bright
  • Narrated by Susie Bright
  • 3 hrs and 0 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Hailed by the San Francisco Chronicle as "the X-rated intellectual", Susie Bright is indisputably the sexpert of our times. Now, in a frank and intimate look at our own erotic experience, she delves into the most personal aspects of sex and shows us how our sexual passion can be a source of creativity and inspiration. Bright explores some of the most complex questions about sexuality today, including: how can we come clean about our true desire; what are the real differences between men's and women's sense of the erotic; why is it so threatening to consciously address sexual desire in the first place; and how can articulate erotic expression make us better lovers and, more important, better people? Bright concludes with an "erotic manifesto" that is a call for everyone to reclaim sexuality, cast off sexual shame, and overcome repression.

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What the Critics Say

"Ms. Bright refuses to let the sexual controversies of our day poison her passion." (The New York Times Book Review)
"[Bright's] message comes across as intimate, real, and convincing." (Publishers Weekly)

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yes, that's my nipple

For Susie Bright sexuality is not just an expression, but a resource to be developed akin to a relationship which gives rise to much inspiration in one's surrounding life. Susie addresses and illustrates the common sense centrality of our erotic selves as the generative seed of our everyday experience. As a key creative force in leading us forward, her narrative playfully moons a so called polite society recycling ideas that fetter this deeply personal gift.

Only after listening did I noticed that the performance is an abridgment and discovered that I'm curious about what more she had to say (I'm ready for another go!). Perhaps the abridgment contributed to the pacing(?) - not sure about the reason, but I've always found Susie's tone so convivial and her manner of handling even the most vulnerable subject matter tenderly, that I expect the longer we stay with her 'in bed' the deeper she gets to flesh it all out.

What I'd really like to hear is a new performance: this recording seems to suffer from being down sampled or something??? perhaps it was recorded without much sound engineering? Full Exposure address a topic and perspective I wish more people consider and I'd love to hear Susie visit it again.
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Probably better as a physical book

What did you like best about Full Exposure? What did you like least?

As typical with Susie, you can sense her passion and humor in every moment. And in truth, there are many parts of this book where you feel like she connects with the listener on a personal level. But in audio format, this book reads like a lecture series, where questions are not allowed during, and no peer review will take place after. If you don't mind the style of writing where you pose a question, and then suppose that the inquiry alone is proof enough for the conclusion the author will make next, then this book is actually fairly entertaining and insightful. I however find it a pet peeve to state things as though they are facts and not back them up. But I still found hours of enjoyment with this book.


How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

I would have enjoyed this story more, if in the course of the author's full exposure, more insight was given to the methods by which she arrived at her beliefs. This book presents itself as a sort of everything on the table book, which it does well. But the author takes the time to pose a great question, the reader should either be given time to consider the question, or the author must supply their own reasoning on the subject.


Did the narration match the pace of the story?

Yes


If this book were a movie would you go see it?

I think I would go see this as a movie.


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- Andrew S. White

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-16-1999
  • Publisher: HarperAudio