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The Button

Narrated by: Wednesday Martin
Length: 1 hr and 1 min
Categories: History, World
4 out of 5 stars (155 ratings)

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Press here for pleasure. Only Wednesday Martin, New York Times bestselling author of Primates of Park Avenue, could combine anthropology, anecdote, and adventure to hilariously right an anatomic wrong.

For millennia, the woman’s most sensitive part has been maligned, misrepresented, and cut out entirely from medical texts, our culture, and our general understanding of female sexuality. Not anymore. Join Martin in the “cliteracy” movement - a stimulating quest from ancient Greece to medieval Europe to the Costa Rican rain forest to rediscover the significance, the symbolic power, the cultural history, the intimidation, the scandal, the vast terrain, and the pleasure of “the button”.

Wednesday Martin’s The Button is part of Missing, a collection of six true stories about finding, restoring, or accepting the losses that define our lives - from the mysterious to the inspiring. Each story can be listened to in a single sitting.

©2018 Wednesday Martin (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved

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Relatable. Honest. Hot.

There is a good balance of science and narration in this book. Martin tells many relatable stories from her childhood and adolescent years, to which many women can relate. And at the same time, she explains the anatomy of a female body in simple, comprehensible words.
My favorite quote, "Penis is for sex and peeing. Clitoris is for sensation."
Good read.

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Awful book

I didn’t finish this book. I struggled to get through the first few sentences. It was terrible.

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struggled to finish

blizzard topic and title. you would only find this interesting if a gyn doc. or if an artist the creates body parts.

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  • squishy
  • Hemphill, TX, United States
  • 04-23-19

What every man (and woman) should know!

A delightful and educational read! Ms. Martin has made a "taboo" subject(to some) quite approachable. Quite a few LOL moments. Will def seek out more from this author

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  • missdawes
  • Brisbane, Edinburgh, Redding
  • 03-07-19

I enjoyed this a lot more than I thought I would

I didn't know anything about this story before I began listening to it (I'm a Prime member and it was part of a collection of short stories that were free with First Reads). I was locked into it though because it was all I had downloaded for listening to at the gym that day. The narrators voice was like those typically chosen to narrate books.

However, I really got into it - it was interesting, and I learned a lot. The author is the narrator and she was the perfect choice to narrate her own book. Thank you for writing the book, and for offering it on Audible. :-)

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  • JB
  • 02-10-19

Learning something new!

At 68 years old I have learned something new about my body and every other woman’s body. I have also learned, well really I knew already, that men actually work very hard to oppress women to elevate their own power and egos. Not all men, of course, but it is a systemic misogyny that hurts both women and men. Fear is a terrible thing.

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some what informative, not entertaining

This book was slightly educational with almost zero entertainment value. Centered around female anatomy and how it was treated in a historical sense as far as anatomy goes. Narration was ok, fitting for the material I guess.

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Great for the interested layperson

These were interesting essays, giving a person a brief primer on the clitoris and its recognition by the medical community and the world at large. This is my first title by Wednesday, I would be interested to hear more of her work.

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Great education

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You Oughtta Know

Here are a few things I'd like to happen to this book:
Mother's buying it for their daughters.
Daughters buying it for their mothers.
Spouses buying it for each other.
A Constitutional Amendment requiring it to be read before anyone has sex. Yes, even the gay guy.
I have become a Clitoral Evangelist.
The Button explains the clitoris to us all, the structure ( the button is the external part of the clitors, it's much, much bigger on the inside, like a Tardis) and the historical disdain this female pleasure organ has received throughout history. I'm much happier knowing about it and I think you will be too.