Featuring erotic stories by Octavia Butler, Daniel Duane, Dennis Cooper, and Sera Gamble, and Kathryn Harrison.
Kathryn Harrison explores the story of a psychiatrist whose sexual affairs with a young client have an unexpected consequence; Dennis Cooper trails an extraordinary hustler working his older johns; and Jessica Cutler gives lessons on how a young woman can take down all the politicians in Washington with just the crook of her pretty little finger.
Included in this collection:
- "On the Eighth Day" by Vanessa Baggott
- "Dangerous Games with Competent People" by Kim Wright
- Excerpt from Fledgling by Octavia E. Butler
- "Entry Point" by Shanna Germain
- Excerpt from A Mouth Like Yours by Daniel Duane
- "Blackberries" by Nalo Hopkinson
- Excerpt from The Sluts by Dennis Cooper
- "Blue Star" by Sera Gamble
- "If You Love Something, Set It Free" by P. S. Haven
- Excerpt from The Washingtonienne by Jessica Cutler
- "Comeback" by Nicholas Kaufman
- Excerpt from Towelhead by Alicia Erian
- "The Rock Wall" by Peggy Munson
- "Best Friendster Date Ever" by Alexander Chee
- Excerpt from Envy by Kathryn Harrison
- "What Happened to That Girl" by Marie Lyn Bernard
- "Heads-Up Poker" by Susan DiPlacido
- "Taste" by Susan St. Aubin
- "The Razor" by Tsaurah Litzky
- "The Sex Box" by Nikki Sinclair
- "The Pancake Circus" by Trebor Healey
- "Dream Machine" by Lauraleigh Farrell
- "Wish Girls" by Matthew Addison
Previously published as Best American Erotica 2007.
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"[Susie Bright is] the avatar of American erotica." (The New York Times)
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Average Customer Ratings
- BRUNSWICK, ME, USA
the voice acting was not mood setting
For the most part the other review covers every about but with really push me over was the lack of passion in the vocals. I understand there isn't a orgy in the booth while they are reading but it should inspire something. I let my wife hear it and she was even less inspired.
16 of 17 people found this review helpful
Just too much
Please Susie. The previous collections have been great but this one is trying to be a mess of quasi itellectual gay ravings. Please dont forget about the straight people out there!!
Sorry, this one is rubbish!
20 of 23 people found this review helpful
This will shock you
I have several erotica collections, and this is my favorite: bold, unpredictable, and dealing with very, very risky territory (let me give you a hint: the theme is "youth"). From beginning (a retelling of the Genesis myth) to end (a delectable feminist's nightmare), this volume packs more controversy than you thought you would be able to find in a single volume. It made me a fan of the Best American Erotica series. You will be aroused and shocked-and shocked to be aroused. Go straight to Dennis Cooper's excerpt from The Sluts and Trebor Healey's "The Pancake Circus" and you will understand what pushing the limits means.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
- Taylorsville, UT, USA
As a mathmatician I understand marketing. Susie Bright dominates Audible's erotica section. So a wise person would ask is her stuff that much fun, or is this clever marketing. I think erotica should be fun like sex not depressing like church. I think this is a collection of favorites. For perspective, I don't have any issues with sex between any people of consenting age. So I really would not want to know the group that this is a favorite for. I suppose I was hoping this would be something I could play on a second or third date while driving. (Not Penthouse erotica, but Sex and the City erotica). To its credit some meet this standard, but some embarrassingly miss the mark. And when I say embarrassaing I mean embarrassing to listen to by yourself. Any way when it comes to intellectual property I was that internet guru that said respect it, despite the fact that I made money because people stole so much intellectual property over the internet. This book really makes me understand the need for refunds when you are sold intellectual property that is just soooo bad. As a balanced viewpoint Everything I have gotten from Audible otherwise has been a bargain at twice the price.
19 of 25 people found this review helpful
- Freehold, NJ, USA
I consider myself a fairly openmided person but after hearing the books contents I felt that a lot of it was being related as if it were a survey. The manner with which homosexuality was being presented was like reading someones diary. I'm certainly not a prude but the book presented a frank matter-of-fact approach that makes me happy to be hetrosexual. I guess that most of the characters in the book would not have any trouble handling other men in an institution such as prison. Thanks for the insight.
14 of 22 people found this review helpful
a good series of sensual stories.