The Best American Erotica, Volume 8: When the Student Is Ready

  • by Susie Bright, Todd Belton, Marge Piercy
  • Narrated by Susie Bright, Kathe Mazur, Stephen Hoye, Stefan Rudnicki
  • 5 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Featuring erotic stories by: Marge Piercy, Nathan Englander, Jerry Stahl, Dani Shapiro, and M.J. Rose.
In The Best American Erotica, Volume 8, Marge Piercy introduces us to the nerd-kid sex club, Nathan Englander explores the addictive power of a peep show, Jerry Stahl relates a dare from an extremely demanding girlfriend, and Dani Shapiro proves the difference between the fantasy and the reality of losing your virginity.
Included in this collection:


"Expanding on an Idea" by Todd Belton
Excerpt from Three Women: "The New Kid" by Marge Piercy
"You Know What?" by Cara Bruce
"Sink" by Matt Bernstein Sycamore
"Greek Sex" by Tsaurah Litzky
Excerpt from Peep Show by Nathan Englander
"Fleshlight" by Joe Maynard
"Backstage Boys" by Wendy Becker
Excerpt from Perv: A Love Story by Jerry Stahl
"Bed of Leaves" by Dani Shapiro
"Spew Forth" by Dodie Bellamy
"Sunday" by Dan Taulapapa McMullin
"When the Student Is Ready" by Claire Tristram
Excerpt from Lip Service by M J Rose
"The Man Who Ate Women" by Damian Grace
"That's Awful, That's Nothing" by Wade Krueger
"Deflower" by Rosalind Christine Lloyd
"In This Corner" by Charles Flowers
"And Early to Rise" by Hanne Blank
"Rooster" by Jack Murnighan
Previously published as Best American Erotica 2001.

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What the Critics Say

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

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

I guess erotica is not my thing.

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Someone who enjoys being bludgeoned by story after story about people's sexual fetishes.


Would you ever listen to anything by the authors again?

It depends on if they branched out into different genres.


What do you think the narrator could have done better?

Most of the narration was good it was the stories that were lacking.


What character would you cut from The Best American Erotica 2001 (Unabridged Selections)?

The characters weren't the issue.


Any additional comments?

This was my first erotica reading and I thought I would check it out. I found that it's not for me but others may enjoy it if it's your thing.

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- CJinMD

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-12-2006
  • Publisher: Susie Bright