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    • Free Interview: Susie Bright Speaks with Paul Bloom, Author of How Pleasure Works

    • By: Paul Bloom
    • Narrated by: Susie Bright
    • Length: 33 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 753
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 535
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 535

    In this excerpt from In Bed with Susie Bright, Susie interviews Yale psychologist Paul Bloom about his fascinating best-selling book How Pleasure Works: The New Science of Why We Like What We Like. Paul and Susie talk about the pleasures of sex and how we perceive them.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Interviewer lost the sale

    • By janice on 03-26-11

    Regular price: $0.00

    • The Best of Best American Erotica, The Final Edition

    • By: Susie Bright, Rowan Elizabeth, Alicia Gifford
    • Narrated by: Susie Bright, Theo McKell, Don Leslie, and others
    • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
    • Highlights
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 415
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 107

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Definitely pushes the envelope

    • By Pieter on 03-18-09

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Best American Erotica, Volume 3: Wide Open

    • By: Susie Bright, Lisa Palac, James Williams
    • Narrated by: Carrington Macduffie, Steve Hoye, Mirron Willis
    • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
    • Highlights
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8

    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.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Best American Erotica, Volume 1: I Have Something for You

    • By: Susie Bright, Magenta Michaels, Leigh Rutledge
    • Narrated by: Kathe Mazur, Stefan Rudnicki, Judith Smiley
    • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 27

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Not worth it even if it’s free

    • By Kathryn on 06-22-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Best American Erotica, Volume 8: When the Student Is Ready

    • By: Susie Bright, Todd Belton, Marge Piercy
    • Narrated by: Susie Bright, Kathe Mazur, Stephen Hoye, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • I guess erotica is not my thing.

    • By CJinMD on 07-19-12

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Best American Erotica, Volume 11: The Devil in Her Eye

    • By: Susie Bright, Claire Tristram, Steve Almond
    • Narrated by: David Shih, Elenna Stauffer, Ian August
    • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
    • Highlights
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 30

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Sliver of quiver

    • By Kelley on 04-20-07

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Best American Erotica: The 10th Anniversary Edition

    • By: Susie Bright, Jill Soloway, Dorothy Allison
    • Narrated by: Susie Bright, Amanda Karr, Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 164
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 35

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointed

    • By Paula Beck on 10-23-03

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Best American Erotica, Volume 13: The Nasty Kind

    • By: Kweli Walker, Susie Bright, Steve Almond
    • Narrated by: Susie Bright, Ian August, Gabra Zackman, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
    • Highlights
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 141
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 22

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Worth a listen

    • By Andrew on 04-04-07

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Best American Erotica, Volume 14: Dangerous Games

    • By: Vanessa Baggott, Susie Bright, Kim Wright
    • Narrated by: Pamella D'Pella, Stefan Rudnicki, Carrington Macduffie
    • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
    • Highlights
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 144
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 42

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • the voice acting was not mood setting

    • By Steven on 09-23-07

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Best American Erotica, Volume 12: Surviving Darwin

    • By: Susie Bright, Jane Smiley, Mary Gaitskill, and others
    • Narrated by: Susie Bright, Nelson George, Lenore Zann, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
    • Highlights
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 140
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 25

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Why Susie?

    • By Jesse on 05-20-06

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Best American Erotica, Volume 4: Choke Hold

    • By: Susie Bright, Lars Eighner, Robert Olen Butler
    • Narrated by: Richard Brewer, Gabrielle de Cuir, Pamella D'Pella
    • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
    • Highlights
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10

    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 fourth annual edition of a best-selling series brings together the most outstanding erotic writing of the year, including peculiarly dark and dangerous takes, as well as cutting-edge forays into the world of cybersex.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Cold and Hot

    • By Clarisa on 10-23-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Best American Erotica, Volume 7: Three Shades of Longing

    • By: Susie Bright, Elise D'Haene, Anne Tourney
    • Narrated by: Gabrielle de Cuir, Pamella D'Pella, Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9

    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.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Best American Erotica, Volume 6: Tell Me What It Is

    • By: Elise D'Haene, Anne Tourney, Susie Bright
    • Narrated by: Richard Brewer, Pamella D'Pella, Gabrielle de Cuir
    • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Pleasantly surprised

    • By Michael on 03-12-12

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Best American Erotica, Volume 5: The Confessional

    • By: Susie Bright, Michael Lowenthal, Lucy Taylor
    • Narrated by: Richard Brewer, Gabrielle de Cuir, Pamella D'Pella
    • Length: 8 hrs
    • Highlights
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing at most

    • By Garfield on 04-14-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Best American Erotica, Volume 2: Slow Dance on the Fault Line

    • By: Susie Bright, J. Maynard, Marianna Beck
    • Narrated by: Theo McKell, Kathe Mazur, Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
    • Highlights
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • HOT

    • By Mariah on 08-12-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Best American Erotica, Volume 9: Ropeburn

    • By: Susie Bright, Jamie Callan, Maggie Estep
    • Narrated by: Susie Bright, Kathe Mazur, Stephen Hoye, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 8

    In The Best American Erotica 2002, Maggie Estep relates the surprising sexual happenings in a detox clinic, Francesca Lia Block explores the aquatic fantasies haunting a surfer, and Ernie Conrick introduces a tennis star and sex symbol who surrenders to an unusual coach. In these 23 stories you will also find cutting-edge work from other luminaries and from the Internet, where the next wave of erotica has matured into some of the most enticing writing around.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Not the best...

    • By deevaa on 01-07-07

    Regular price: $19.95

    • In Bed with Susie Bright 387

    • What Do Professional Sadists Advise about Erotic vs. Military Torture?
    • By: Susie Bright
    • Narrated by: Susie Bright
    • Length: 39 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Today's show starts off with a serious look at the connection between dominance and pleasure. S&M followers understand and willingly participate in erotic role playing, but what about those military men and women involved in torturing prisoners? Are they sexual sadists too? Susie talks about how the military's torture training changed a friend from peace lover to aggressive dominator. And what does this all say about Abu Ghraib? Next, Susie reviews the reviews: what are the best positions for sex?

    Regular price: $5.95

    • In Bed with Susie Bright 439: The Best Airplane Sex Ever…The Mile-High Club Winner!

    • By: Susie Bright
    • Narrated by: Susie Bright
    • Length: 40 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Today, in "Tell Me Your Sex Story", our ongoing series of listener interviews, Susie speaks with "Sam", an aerospace engineer. They talk about having sex in some surprising places…he's even done it while flying an airplane.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • In Bed with Susie Bright 237

    • Susie's Nominees for Best Sex
    • By: Susie Bright
    • Narrated by: Susie Bright
    • Length: 27 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Roll out the red carpet! From Good Night and Good Luck to Brokeback Mountain, Susie talks about the best sex in this year's best picture nominees. Then, she recommends some of her favorites of the best documentaries. In the mailbag, Susie gets a letter from a devout feminist who fears her fantasies.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • In Bed with Susie Bright 102

    • Facing Your Fears with John Skipp
    • By: Susie Bright
    • Narrated by: Susie Bright
    • Length: 55 mins
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Susie is ready to whet your appetite for the 10th anniversary of Best American Erotica. Susie talks with horror writer John Skipp about his marriage to porn starr Kelly Nichols and the connection between horror and erotica. In her mailbag, a testimonial from a woman who learned to love penetration.

    Regular price: $5.95

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