Big Sex Little Death: A Memoir

Big Sex Little Death: A Memoir

by Susie Bright
     
 

ISBN-10: 1580053939

ISBN-13: 2901580053937

Pub. Date: 04/24/2012

Publisher: Avalon Publishing Group

Ever wondered why there’s no female voice as bold, erotic, unflinching, and revealing as Norman Mailer, Henry Miller, or Philip Roth? There is. It belongs to Susie Bright.

In this stunning and courageous coming-of-age story, Susie Bright opens her heart and her life. From fearful Irish Catholic Girl Scout to gun-toting teenage revolutionary—and finally

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Ever wondered why there’s no female voice as bold, erotic, unflinching, and revealing as Norman Mailer, Henry Miller, or Philip Roth? There is. It belongs to Susie Bright.

In this stunning and courageous coming-of-age story, Susie Bright opens her heart and her life. From fearful Irish Catholic Girl Scout to gun-toting teenage revolutionary—and finally the "The Avatar of American Erotica" (NYTimes)—Bright’s life story is shaped as much by America’s 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 co-founded in the 1980s, On Our Backs—the first-ever erotic magazine created by women, which turned the lesbian and bisexual community upside down before it took the "straight" world by storm.

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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2901580053937
Publisher:
Avalon Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/24/2012
Edition description:
First Trade Paper Edition
Pages:
328

Table of Contents

Preface 9

First Bites

Baby Teeth 19

India 26

The Irish Side 30

Way Out West 37

D-I-V-O-R-C-E 42

Runs Through It 53

Bleeding 60

The Time Has Come, the Walrus Said 70

The Red Tide

The Bunny Trip 77

The Churning Mist 83

Swim Banquet 90

George Putnam's Show 96

Sex Education 104

You are Now a Cadre 110

Patty Hearst 117

Dago Armour's Apartment 123

The New Branch Organizer 137

The Master Freight Agreement 148

Greyhound to Detroit via Amarillo 157

The Aorta 164

Commie Camp 167

Relocation 183

The Perfume Counter 193

Expulsion 200

All Along the Girltower

School Days 213

How I Got Introduced to On Our Backs 222

The Feminist Vibrator Store 231

The Baby Showers 238

Models Crying 247

Les Belles Dames Sans Merci 258

The Daddies 274

Motherhood 285

Rotation 289

Aging Badly 298

When I Came Back from My Honeymoon 305

Santa Cruz 314

Notes 318

Photo Credits 320

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