Big Sex Little Death: A Memoir by Susie Bright

By Susie Bright

Ever puzzled why there’s no girl voice as daring, erotic, unflinching, and revealing as Norman Mailer, Henry Miller, or Philip Roth? there's. It belongs to Susie Bright.

In this lovely and brave coming-of-age tale, Susie vivid opens her center and her lifestyles. From frightened Irish Catholic lady Scout to gun-toting teenage revolutionary--and ultimately the "The Avatar of yank Erotica"(NYTimes)--Bright’s existence tale is formed as a lot by means of America’s sexual awakening because the nationwide sexual panorama was once altered through vivid herself.

In Big intercourse Little Death, brilliant introduces us to her affects and reviews, together with her early involvement with infamous highschool radicals The purple Tide in addition to the journal she co-founded within the Nineteen Eighties, On Our Backs--the first-ever erotic journal created by way of ladies, which grew to become the lesbian and bisexual neighborhood the other way up sooner than it took the "straight" global via storm.

Big intercourse Little Death is an explosive but intimate memoir that’s natural Susie: daring, free-spirited, unpredictable--larger than lifestyles, but completely real to existence.

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