Synopses & Reviews
"Susie Bright has never been one to shy away from discussing sexuality, erotica, and feminism . . . Big Sex Little Death delivers." Vanity Fair
Ever wondered why theres no female voice as bold, erotic, unflinching, and revealing as Norman Mailer, Henry Miller, or Philip Roth? There is. It belongs to Susie Bright. From fearful Irish Catholic Girl Scout to gun-toting teenage revolutionary and finally the "The Avatar of American Erotica" (The New York Times) Brights life story is shaped as much by Americas sexual awakening as the national sexual landscape was altered by Bright herself. In Big Sex Little Death, Bright introduces us to her influences and experiences, including her early involvement with notorious high school radicals The Red Tide, as well as the magazine she cofounded in the 1980s, On Our Backs which turned the lesbian and bisexual community upside down before it took the straight world by storm. Explosive yet intimate, Big Sex Little Death is pure Susie: bold, free-spirited, and unpredictable larger than life, yet utterly true to life.
About the Author
Susie Bright is the author of national bestsellers Full Exposure
and The Sexual State of the Union
as well as The Best American Erotica and Herotica series, which ushered in womens erotic publishing. She the host of Audibles In Bed With Susie Bright,
the beloved and longest running sex education show in the history of broadcasting. She was co-founder and editor of On Our Backs
magazine, and was the first journalist to cover erotic cinema and the porn business in the mainstream press. A progenitor of the sex-positive movement, Bright taught the first university course on pornography, and brought lasting sexual influence to her role in films like Bound
and The Celluloid Closet.
She has one daughter, Aretha Bright, and lives with her partner, Jon Bailiff. She currently resides in Santa Cruz, California.