In The Best American Erotica, Volume 11, we learn about the very first penis in science-fiction hotshot Geoffrey Landis's bawdy fairy tale; Touré's breathless prose poem sets us up with an evening's worth of erotic visitors; and in Jerry Stahl's story, a man recalls his boyhood fascination with his mother's friends and their elaborate undergarments.
"Sliver of quiver"
Susie Bright, one of America's best-known sexperts, addresses the sexual politics of the day's news, reviews recent movies and erotic books, answers your sex and relationship questions, and more in this exclusive AudibleOriginal®. Get the latest issue or subscribe!
"Not what I expected"
Some of the smartest erotic stories in the world just happen to be written by lesbians, women who changed the face of erotic lit. Susie Bright presents a collection of lesbian sex lives that speak fearlessly, through every taboo, without any apologies. Writers like Dorothy Allison, Lisa Montanarelli, Greta Christina, and Peggy Munson name names, get as close to any woman as they dare, and relish every deep stroke of their erotic pens….
"Delivers Exactly What Was Promised!"
Listen to all 45 episodes of the 12th season of In Bed with Susie Bright. Susie digs deep into the erotic secrets and sex controversies that influence all our lives. All IBWSB shows feature frank discussions and questions about what happens behind closed doors.
Can we ever have too much sex? Can we ever love someone too much? On today's show, Susie discusses what marks the difference between healthy and addictive love. She speaks with author Rachel Resnick about her new book Love Junkie: A Memoir.
Famous for taking her readers to undiscovered places, Susie Bright has changed the rules for writing about sex. Erotica is no longer under-the-covers reading; it's thrilling literature that showcases the best writing around.
"Worth a listen"
Susie Bright, founder of Best American Erotica, presents a classic, taboo-breaking collection of men’s erotic fiction - featuring the most unrepentant gay literary heroes of our generation. Legendary writers like John Preston, Samuel Delany, Steven Saylor/Aaron Travis, Lars Eighner, Dennis Cooper - who can imagine men’s intimate and transgressive lives without them?
Susie speaks with author Jen Sincero about her new book You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life. It's about how to stop wallowing in your own self-pity, take action, and lose the excuses. As a life coach, Jen has had a long history of dealing with kooky and great experiences, a history that enables her to make your life work for you. Susie also loves another of Jen's books: The Straight Girl's Guide to Sleeping with Chicks. This is a fun conversation filled with lots of tidbits that will help you to get going.
Susie reads from an erotic fable that will surely keep us all in the holiday spirit. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Robert Olen Butler has written a tale about what happens when a husband is reincarnated into a parrot and his wife goes shopping for a Pretty Polly.
In the 14th edition of this seductive series, erotica's veterans and up-and-coming new writers join forces to explore how tantalizing crossing the so-called Lolita gap between youth and middle age can be.
"the voice acting was not mood setting"
In our ongoing "Tell Me Your Sex Story" segment, we meet a listener who became famous when she went head-to-head against a cantankerous Tea Party Republican. It was Melissa, a Post Office employee who kept her cool as Congressman Joe Walsh went berserk at a local "meet and greet". (Check it out on YouTube.) Susie and Melissa talk about sexual politics, government corruption, and just what happens to mail carriers when the homeowner wants more than just letters delivered.
From Susie Bright, America's most outrageous and outspoken chronicler of the nation's sexual practices, comes this volume of the crème de la crème of erotic literature of 1999. Edited by Bright, whom the San Francisco Chronicle describes as "the X-rated intellectual" and The New York Times hails as "the voice of sweet reason and literacy", this sixth annual edition of a best-selling series is sure to satisfy old fans and leave newcomers begging for more.
Today's show features a lot of talk about anal sex. Doesn't that sound sexy, raunchy, and good? But first Susie starts out looking at a new audiobook that's an erotic classic: The Marketplace by Laura Antoniou. Susie loves this book! The story is kind of a mash-up: The Story of O meets the smart girl who's into BDSM. This is going to get hot! Next, it's another edition of “Tell Me Your Sex Story”, in which we invite a “regular folks” listener into Susie's sexual confession booth to tell all about her or his sex life....
Susie's recent experience as a Macworld Expo booth babe gave her a chance to meet some In Bed listeners. She heard tales of heart disease and distant libidos, seventy-year-olds burning up the sheets, and even bumped into some wayward Baptists. Then, Susie jumps for joy at NY Governor George Pataki's recent pardon of comedian Lenny Bruce and celebrates by reading excerpts of Paul Krassner's interviews with Bruce. In her mailbag, Susie explains Kegel exercises.
Susie Bright, the host of In Bed with Susie Bright, wants to read you some of her favorite dirty stories. In this collection of eight stories, you'll hear reminiscences of sex past from Tsuarah Litsky, in transit encounters from Nell Carberry, an updated Beauty and the Beast tale from Claire Tristram, as well as stories from Jess Wells, Alma Marceau, and Ernie Conrick. Almost all of these stories originally appeared in the annual Best American Erotica collection, edited by Susie Bright.
"Sensuality - the advanced course"
If you can only have one audiobook of erotica on your listening device, this is it. From Susie Bright, the "grand dame" of erotica and the editor of The Best American Erotica series, comes this compelling collection, featuring 40 of the best and most relished contemporary erotic short stories to date.
Susie's guest this week is Esther Perel, author of the bestselling, Mating in Captivity: Reconciling the Erotic and the Domestic. In this fascinating interview, Esther and Susie compare notes on what type of advice works for couples that are experiencing bed death. Esther says too many people forget they have to do their part to keep sex alive within long term relationships, including respecting your partner's sex life that's independent of the relationship.
Included in this collection: "Rubenesque" by Magenta Michaels; "Brian's Bedroom" by Leigh Rutledge; "Serenade for Female with Fantasies" by Anne Marie Mardith; "Why" by Bob Flanagan; "Milk" by Michael Dorsey; and more.
"not for me"
In this collection, Broadway superstar Alan Cumming tells of the deep knowing offered by one stranger to another after casual sex; in science-fiction hotshot Geoffrey Landis' bawdy fairy tale, we learn about the very first penis; Touré's breathless prose poem sets us up with an evening's worth of erotic visitors; and in Jerry Stahl's story, a man recalls his boyhood fascination with his mother's friends and their elaborate undergarments.
Susie's guest this week is Ian Kerner, the best selling author of Be Honest - You're Not that Into Him Either and She Comes First. With years of personal and clinical experience between them, Susie and Ian debate the sexual dilemmas facing women and men these days - everything from dating, marriage, porn, and much, much more. Then, Susie and Ian tackle a mailbag question from a woman who says she feels like her sex life is just one big performance.
Susie is off this week, but she wants to revisit an interview she had with Eric Schaefer, author of Sex Scene: Media and the Sexual Revolution. Professor Schaefer teaches at Emerson College in the Visual and Media Arts Department. His book looks at exploitation and sexploitation within films, tabloids, novels, and audio recordings.
On this week's In Bed, Susie talks about a London-based company called Killing Kittens and its unusual boast: that it provides events for "the world's sexual elite". Jenna Sauers wrote an article in Marie Claire about just such a gathering in Long Island's exclusive Hamptons. Fifty guests were invited to a mansion on the beach for potential swinging and sexcapades. But what actually happened.... Well, Susie thinks this party was way too tame.
On this week's In Bed, Susie pulls on her thigh-high boots to wade into the cesspool at the bottom of the Oakland Police Department. The scandal includes cops pimping teenage hookers and a murder-suicide that spilled all the beans. One prostitute is not holding back. What does her story tell us? Then, a married math professor has fathered 22 children through unofficial sperm donations, sometimes delivered in a Target men's room.
On this week's In Bed, Susie talks to Andi Zeisler, author of We Were Feminists, Once, about the branding of "consumer feminism". If feminism is whatever makes you happy while shopping, is there any meaning left in the world?
On this week's In Bed, Susie talks to Jennifer Tyburczy about her book Sex Museum. She traveled the world visiting sex and fine-art museums, and has some unexpected conclusions. Then, in "New on Audible", it's A Hanging at Cinder Bottom. This audacious new book brings together Charles Portis and the Coen Brothers in a rollicking Appalachian adventure.
On this week's In Bed, Susie talks to silent-movie guru Laura Horak, who critiqued hundreds of women actors cross-dressing in the golden age - and came to surprising conclusions and about what it means to gender-savvy audiences today. Then, it's "New on Audible". Memphis Noir, is a wet, dirty, and sexy exploration of crime and class in the Mississippi Delta.
On this week's In Bed, Susie talks to Greg Cope White about his memoir The Pink Marine. Long before DADT ("Don't ask, don't tell") a friend invited him to sign up for the Marine Corps summer boot camp. But all Greg heard was "summer" and "camp". Semper Fi!
"I'm the lucky interviewee"
On this week's In Bed, Susie looks at the secret history behind today's "bathroom gender tantrums". It ain't keeping the kiddies safe. Next, sex confessions between Howard Stern and Donald Trump - a trail of D-cups to the White House? And finally it's "What's New on Audible". Not Gay is an amazing survey of sexual encounters between heterosexual - straight, straight, straight - men.
On this week's In Bed, Susie looks at what it means when the newspaper of record stops pandering to the rescue industry and gives voice to sex workers and human-rights activists. Then, how much do you want your tampon to tell your smartphone about your flow? It's Bluetooth for your vag!
Susie sets the record straight: Anal tattoos can be fun! At a recent tattoo convention, a young woman made quite a stir as she allowed cameras to record her getting a tattoo on her asshole. "What's all the fuss about?" says Susie. Tattoos have become so commonplace, and it seems that no body part is off limits...or maybe not. Reddit.com has comments from a surprisingly large number of offended men who think that getting your anus decorated is too much.
On this week's In Bed, Susie looks at Prince's explosive, erotic legacy in music, kink, and fashion. Prince brought lust, masturbation, and yearning into a new generation's bedroom, and now his devastated fans look back in awe.
To mark its 15th anniversary, and the very last edition of the series, the top-selling erotica anthology achieves a scorching new climax with a special edition showcasing standout stories from the entire series as well as never before published pieces - plus a hot and edgy piece from Susie Bright herself.
"Definitely pushes the envelope"
This is the ideal collection for all lovers of first-rate erotic literature. Edited by Susie Bright, whom the Utne Reader calls "one of the leading thinkers and visionaries of our time", this third annual edition of a best-selling series brings together the most outstanding erotic writing of the year.
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. Big Sex Little Death is an explosive yet intimate memoir that's pure Susie: bold, free-spirited, unpredictable, larger than life, yet utterly true to life.
"Inspiring, thought provoking and very well crafted"
Susie Bright is a sexual liberationist of the highest order. The Sexual State of the Union includes essays about dirty pictures and porn, lesbian marriage and lesbian murder, lesbian men and switching genders, vibrators, and the longevity of feminism. The writing is crisp, intelligent, and provocative; there is sure to be something that will make you cheer as well as something that will deeply offend you.
"go audiobook on this one"
Sexual Reality marks Susie Bright's return to politics and passion, jealousy and risk - in an intimate look at the human sexual condition. Chapters include: "The Story of O Birthday Party", "Strip Tea: A Most Unusual Tea Party", "Undressing Camille Paglia", "Egg Sex: Pregnancy and a Mother's Sex Life", "Blindsexual: What Every Bisexual Needs to Know", and "When 'No' Means 'I Didn't Know It Would Be Like This'".
"Uneven but interesting"
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, and Zane's corporate tigress plays mind games that make other office shenanigans look like mere games of Candyland.
Welcome to the "girl-talk" you thought you'd never hear in public! Susie (52) and Aretha Bright (19) are a mother/daughter team of columnists from Jezebel.com, whose readers flooded them with explicit dilemmas about sexual pleasures and disasters, body issues, dating, relationships, and young marriage. If you want cutting-edge sex advice that goes beyond pregnancy-and-disease-control - if you’re ready to hear family conversations about sex that are real and refreshing this is the book for you.
Pulitzer Prize-winner Jane Smiley details a beautiful erotic interlude in an otherwise sordid real estate deal; Mary Gaitskill celebrates the unexpected ardor of one middle-aged couple; Steve Almond reminisces about the best one-man/three-girl Ecstasy party ever; Nelson George recounts the erotic escapades that befall a young man who accompanies a celebrity athlete when he picks up a gaggle of girls; and Carol Queen explores the joys of making love with summer fruit.
In The Best American Erotica 2001, 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.
"I guess erotica is not my thing."
For this special edition, Susie Bright has gathered human sexuality in all its diversity: pleasure and desire in all its forms. Featuring erotic stories by: Bret Easton Ellis, Poppy Z. Brite, William Harrison, Michelle Tea, Aimee Bender, and Molly Weatherfield.
This is the ideal collection for all lovers of first-rate erotic literature. Edited by Susie Bright, whom the Utne Reader calls "one of the leading thinkers and visionaries of our time", this fifth annual edition of a best-selling series brings together the most outstanding erotic writing of the year.
"Disappointing at most"