The Best American Erotica, Volume 13: The Nasty Kind

  • by Kweli Walker, Susie Bright, Steve Almond
  • Narrated by Susie Bright, Ian August, Gabra Zackman, Jeff Mayer
  • 6 hrs and 24 mins
  • Highlights Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Featuring erotic stories by Carol Queen, Stephen Elliott, Sera Gamble, and Rachel Kramer Bussell.
In Best American Erotica, Volume 13, Bright chooses stories that toy with the most sexually charged and fearless writing of the year.
Included in this collection:


"Coyote Woman Discovers Email" by Gaea Yudron
"Every Good Boy Deserves Favors" by L. Elise Bland
"The End" by James Williams
Excerpt from Brass by Helen Walsh
"Under the House" by Lynn Freed
"Heartbeats" by Sidney Durham
"Drunkie's Surprise" by Kweli Walker
"Fairgrounds" by Peggy Munson
"Beatings R Me" by Mr. Sleep
"Ukiyo" by Donna George Storey
"Grifter" by Carol Queen
"Fifteen Minutes" by Gwen Masters
"The End" by Rachel Kramer Bussel
"Granny Pearls" by Salome Wilde
"High Risk" by Bob Vickery
"Stalin's Mustache" by Will Heinrich
"Bad Education" by Stephen Elliott
"The Clay Man" by Sera Gamble
"The Sound" by Maxine Chernoff
"Paradise City" by Bianca James
"The Nasty Kind Always Are" by Steve Almond
Previously published as Best American Erotica 2006.

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What the Critics Say

"[Susie Bright is] the avatar of American erotica." (The New York Times)

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Erotic Feast

Nourishment for the erotic imagination is hard to find. What commonly passes for the expression of sexuality is so narrow in its range--lacking for example women's voices--that instead of feeding the erotic imagination, it starves it. This collection, on the other hand, is a cornucopia. The stories portray a broad range of sexual expression with a richness and spice that made me dang horny.

The characters and story lines, by going beyond the usual confines (regarding, for instance, age, class, and heritage), sometimes tantalize and disturb, often titillate, and sometimes all of these at once. I loved letting my erotic mind wander to the places envisioned by each unique writer. By vsiting these places, safely in the imagination, land of infinite possibilities, I expanded my understanding of the erotic and of myself, and got an erotic feast that left me with the delicious taste of forbidden fruit.
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- Leiza

Not my thing

I did not enjoy this type of erotica. It was not erotic to me but rather close to being deviant. Be wary.


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- Alice

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-22-2006
  • Publisher: Susie Bright