Synopses & Reviews
Special 10th Anniversary Edition
More Stories * More Sex * Author Interviews * Readers' Poll Results
There's a party going on in here. Please come.
Lick the icing on this cake: from the raunchy to the sensual, the 10th anniversary edition of The Best American Erotica includes the most esteemed and lascivious writers at work today.
Dorothy Allison explores the wonderful, mysterious abilities of the human hand, Chuck Palahniuk opens the door on a carnal meeting in a church bathroom, Susanna Kaysen takes us inside that sensual moment before two lovers touch for the first time, and Zane's corporate tigress plays mind games that make other office shenanigans look like mere games of Candyland.
In candid Q&A's the authors reveal that they are great-grandfathers, prostitutes with Ivy League diplomas, and former lunatic asylum attendants. Here, too, are the results of the readers' survey. Straight, bisexual, or gay; dominant or submissive; kinky or just curious, you're sure to be turned on by the steamiest Best American Erotica ever.
* CONTRIBUTORS *
Martha Miller, Chuck Palahniuk, Susan St. Aubin, Mel Smith, Greta Christina, James Williams, Robert Irwin, Susan Volchok, Myriam Gurba, Vaginal Davis, Bertice Berry, Dorothy Allison, Susanna Kaysen, Jack Fritscher, Lisa Wolfe, Zane, Scott, Jill Soloway, Tennessee Jones, Alison L. Smith, Paula Bomer, Dagoberto Gilb, Tsaurah Litzky, Aaron Travis, Nicholson Baker, Rose White and Eric Albert, Ivy Topiary, William Harrison
Tristan Taormino The Village Voice [Susie Bright is] the absolute bomb.
Nicholson Baker Book magazine The thing about Susie is that she is funny, exuberant. There are a lot of people who say, "Thank goodness she says these things, so I don't have to."
Bust Bottom line: funky, sexy, reading.
This tenth anniversary edition is more spectacular than ever, with 28 works by new and familiar writers including Susanna Kaysen, Dorothy Allison, Bertice Berry, Hollywood's Chuck Palahnuik ("Fight Club") and Jill Soloway ("Six Feet Under"), and erotica master Zane ("The Sex Chronicles").
This collection of erotic writing culled from magazines, books and the Internet contains stories from authors such as Nicholson Baker, Dorothy Allison, Chuk Palahniuk, Jill Soloway and Zane. A poll lists readers' top 100 favourite stories with the top five being reprinted here.
THE BEST AMERICAN EROTICA 2003 delivers the creme de la creme of erotic writing today, with thirty works by new and familiar writers including Dorothy Allison, Chuck Palahniuk, Jill Soloway and Zane. In addition, editor Susie Bright divulges the results of a readers' poll she undertook and lists their 100 favourite tales, reprinting the top five in this edition. There are also interviews with the likes of Nicholson Baker, Brett Easton Ellis, Robert Olen Butler, M. J. Rose and others about sex, writing and their own erotic point of view. They expose fascinating insights into the life of any writer who has had to buck the norm. This collection of the highest quality erotic fiction is culled from magazines, books, short story collections and the Internet. Exciting and literary THE BEST AMERICAN EROTICA 2003 will have something for everyone.
About the Author
Susie Bright is the editor of The Best American Erotica series and host of the weekly audio show In Bed with Susie Bright on Audible.com. She has been a columnist for Playboy and Salon, and has been profiled in USA TODAY, Los Angeles Times, Esquire, Rolling Stone, Mother Jones, and Vanity Fair, among other publications. An international lecturer on sexuality and feminism, she won the 2004 Writer of the Year Award at the Erotic Awards in London. Ms. Bright lives in Santa Cruz, California.
Table of Contents
Talking with The Best American Erotica Authors
Susan St. Aubin
The Man in the Gray Flannel Tights
A Live One
In the Giraffe House, from Prayer-Cushions of the Flesh
How We Did It
The Everlasting Secret First Family of Fuck: An Exposé
The Erotic Adventures of Jim and Louella Parsons
What She Did with Her Hands
How This Story Should End, from The Camera My Mother Gave Me
Three Bears in a Tub
How to Make a Cake
Mergers and Acquisitions
Semen in a Bullet
Courteney Cox's Asshole
The Word Nebraska
Alison L. Smith
Fucking His Wife, Four Months Pregnant with Their Third Child
From "Snow," in Woodcuts of Women
Readers' Choice: The Top 100 of the Past Ten Years
1. The Hit, BAE '96 Steven Saylor, writing as Aaron Travis
2. From The Fermata, BAE '95 Nicholson Baker
3. She Gets Her Ass Fucked Good, BAE '97 Rose White and Eric Albert
4. My Professor, BAE '97 Ivy Topiary
5. Two Cars in a Cornfield, BAE '00 William Harrison