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Oedipus Wreckedby Kevin Keck
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Kevin Keck mines a rich vein of candid, confessional humor, hilariously recounting every grim detail of his absurd sexual history. Keck pulls no punches in describing his endless erotic experiments, fueled by his obsession to find a woman who satiates his inane grocery list of desires. In essays like "Ass Backwards," "Wet, Hot Presbyterian Summer," and "I Was a Teenage Homosexual," he skewers his eccentric mother (whose dildo he swipes), gets caught videotaping himself in the act of self-pleasure, and documents his plunge into the "chorus of coming" on a sex party line.
For a driven hedonist like Keck, sexual taboos exist to be broken. Still, he always pays a price through numbing guilt or fear of discovery — though neither prevents him from embarking on the next quest for love and orgasms. Keck's tableaux of sexual excess are rendered in vivid, unflinching language that marks the emergence of a new voice in contemporary humor that's both cuttingly comic and relentlessly revelatory.
"The short memoir of an amazingly perverted — and funny — young writer." Entertainment Weekly
"Hilarious...this slim volume is sure to make you laugh out loud." Playgirl
"Oedipus Wrecked is very dirty, very honest, and very funny. Did I mention it's very dirty?" A. J. Jacobs, author of The Know-It-All: One Man's Humble Quest to Become the Smartest Person in the World
"Kevin Keck is obsessed with his penis — and god help me, so am I." Lisa Carver, author of Drugs Are Nice: A Post-Punk Memoir
If David Sedaris were straight (or Margaret Cho were a man), they might be Kevin Keck. Keck mines the same rich vein of candid, confessional humor as these popular comics, but Oedipus Wrecked goes further in single-mindedly, hilariously recounting every grim detail of the author's almost absurdly varied sexual history. Keck pulls no punches in describing his endless, obsessive erotic experiments.
About the Author
Kevin Keck is a frequent contributor to Details, Nerve.com, and other magazines. He lives in Charlotte, North Carolina. Visit him at www.thekeck.com.
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