Oedipus Wrecked

Oedipus Wrecked

by Kevin Keck
     
 

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If David Sedaris were straight (or Margaret Cho were a man), they might be Kevin Keck. Keck mines the same rich vein of candid, confessional humor as these popular comics, but Oedipus Wrecked goes further in single-mindedly, hilariously recounting every grim detail of the author's almost absurdly varied sexual history. Keck pulls no punches in describing his endless,

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If David Sedaris were straight (or Margaret Cho were a man), they might be Kevin Keck. Keck mines the same rich vein of candid, confessional humor as these popular comics, but Oedipus Wrecked goes further in single-mindedly, hilariously recounting every grim detail of the author's almost absurdly varied sexual history. Keck pulls no punches in describing his endless, obsessive erotic experiments. In essays like "Ass Backwards," "Wet, Hot Presbyterian Summer," and "I Was a Teenage Homosexual," Keck skewers his eccentric mother (whose dildo he swipes), documents his plunge into the "chorus of coming" on a sex party line, and limns a particularly outré encounter with a girl who demands he participate in water sports but won't "have sex" because "that's a sin." For a driven horndog like Keck, sexual taboos exist to be broken. Still he always pays a price through numbing guilt or fear of discovery — though neither prevents him from embarking on the next quest for love and orgasms. Keck's tableaux of sexual excess are rendered in vivid, unflinching language that marks the emergence of a new voice in contemporary humor that's both cuttingly comic and startlingly revelatory.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781573446266
Publisher:
Cleiss Press
Publication date:
11/01/2005
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
144
File size:
279 KB

Meet the Author

Kevin Keck is a frequent contributor to Details, Nerve, and other magazines. Kevin began college with the intention of becoming a priest, but a decadent disposition quickly put an end to that pursuit, and he instead sublimated his desires by earning an MFA at Syracuse University. His work has been translated into half a dozen languages, most notably in the Croatian anthology Sex Light: Erotic Writing from America. Kevin has been a guest on the television program Naked New York, hosted by Bob Berkowitz, and he lives in Charlotte, NC. Oepdipus Wrecked "The short memoir of an amazingly perverted—and funny—young writer." —Entertainment Weekly "Oedipus Wrecked is very dirty, very honest, and very funny. Did I mention it’s very dirty?" —A. J. Jacobs, author of The Know-It-All: One Man's Humble Quest to Become the Smartest Person in the World "Kevin Keck is obsessed with his penis—and god help me, so am I." —Lisa Carver, author of Drugs Are Nice: A Post-Punk Memoir "Hilarious…this slim volume is sure to make you laugh out loud." —Playgirl

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