From Behind The Glitter Curtain

From Behind The Glitter Curtain

by Carolyn Toney
From Behind The Glitter Curtain

From Behind The Glitter Curtain

by Carolyn Toney

Paperback(2nd ed.)

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From Behind The Glitter Curtain: An Erotic Memoir breaks the boundaries. Think HBO's Sex and the City meets HBO's Insecure. FBTGC is sexy, funny, and honest.

A collection of stories about self-love, sexual health awareness, and navigating emotions: Carolyn Toney straps you in and takes you on a journey of life and sexuality written with a comedic flair. From the graphic sexual descriptions that will make you blush to the abrupt and unforeseen pitfalls that dating in the digital era come with, she retells stories of heartbreak, therapy, and racism to remind you that you're reading stories that someone actually lived.

The book champions sex-positivity, putting yourself first, and not shying away from uncomfortable topics, like being herpes positive. Some refer to being positive within the herpes-positive community as having glitter —You know because glitter lasts forever. By bringing the virus to the front of the conversation, she hopes that the stigma can one day be broken. She discusses her diagnosis so candidly it will make you realize how common it is, and it will make you question, Why is there a stigma in the first place?

From Behind The Glitter Curtain is her literary coming-out story.

This book is honest, vulnerable, and unapologetically human.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781666205664
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Press
Publication date: 11/21/2020
Edition description: 2nd ed.
Pages: 286
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.65(d)

About the Author

Carolyn Toney, a #sexpositive and self-proclaimed black feminist, was born in New York City and grew up in Spanish Harlem (Not SpaHa!). Feeling stifled in her career of fashion, she began taking writing classes at Gotham Writer's Workshop.

Needing an outlet to vent about dating in New York City in the digital era, she started her Tales of Toney blog. Through captivating stories, she shamelessly wrote about her sexual exploits, navigating dating with herpes, and loving and living a polyamorous lifestyle.

In her breakout memoir, From Behind the Glitter Curtain, she pulls you in and makes you ask, Why can't my friends be this cool? She touches on everything from sexuality, racism, misogyny, self-harm, and therapy, leaving no stone unturned. FBTGC is sure to make you laugh, cry, tell a friend, grab a glass of wine, call your doctor, or run to the nearest sex store. You're guaranteed to feel something, and you won't want to keep it to yourself.

She's been on sex-educational podcasts like Whoreible_Decisions and Something Positive for Positive People. She was a guest speaker at SHAG (Sexual Health Advisory Group) in New York City, where she addressed the medical community's lack of training when it comes to herpes. And she continues to spread the word on various podcasts. You can read more of her stories on her Tales of Toney blog.

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