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Susie Bright

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Susannah "Susie" Bright (also known as Susie Sexpert) is a writer, speaker, teacher, audio-show host, performer, all on the subject of sexuality. She is one of the first writers/activists referred to as a sex-positive feminist.

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Is Susie Bright your real name?



Yes, it really is. I was born in 1958, when "Susie" was very popular. The Bright part is my paternal family name.





How many books have you written?



I've written eight books, and edited eighteen anthologies/novels. You can see my re- sume here.





What do your parents think of what you do?



My father was my biggest fan and best editor until his death. He's e... Read more of this blog post »
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Big Sex Little Death: A Memoir

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Bitten: Dark Erotic Stories

3.20 avg rating — 266 ratings — published 2009 — 4 editions
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The Sexual State of the Union

3.81 avg rating — 207 ratings — published 1998 — 8 editions
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Full Exposure: Opening Up t...

3.86 avg rating — 179 ratings — published 2003 — 12 editions
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How to Write a Dirty Story:...

3.83 avg rating — 190 ratings — published 2001 — 11 editions
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The Best American Erotica 2003

3.65 avg rating — 149 ratings — published 2003 — 6 editions
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Susie Sexpert's Lesbian Sex...

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The Best American Erotica 2006

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Herotica 1: A Collection of...

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March 2010, Susie Bright
" Quick Start SS: How would you describe your life in only 8 words? SB: Fight Like Hell For The Living & Reading SS: What is your motto or maxim? SB: Je ne Regrette Rien What Readers want to know... SS: How would you describe perfect happiness? SB: Be..." ...More

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Susie Bright Susie Bright said: " I was on a book tour in the 80s at the same time the author Edmund White was touring his "State of Desire," and we appeared in a few common events. I remember thinking this was my favorite contemporary look at gay life in America I had read to date. ...more "

 

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The Scamp by Jennifer Pashley
The Scamp: A Novel
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The Radical King by Martin Luther King Jr.
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A Coyote Reader by William Bright
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The Widows' Handbook by Jacqueline Lapidus
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The Widows' Handbook by Jacqueline Lapidus
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I first got involved in this book because my stepmother, Lise Menn, is one of the editors and contributing poets. I was supportive and admiring--- but I had no idea what I was in for.

I realized that NO ONE has written a book like this before. The wi
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"Some notable writers like Joan Didion and Joyce Carol Oates have published memoirs about their widowhood experiences. Some brilliant poets, Tess Gallagher and Frances McCue among them, have published collections of their own poems about their firs..." Read more of this review »
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In the Morning I'll be Gone by Adrian McKinty
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Fantastic. I'm torn between heartbroken I'm about to get to end, and desperate to crack the mystery. And there's more than one, of course. Sean Duffy, we need you every day.
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Dead I Well May Be by Adrian McKinty
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“Behind every erotic condemnation there's a burning hypocrite.”
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“…The shocking thing about any stripper gathering, I discovered, was that you have never heard women talk so fast and so explicitly about money in all your life. They make the guys on the trading floor on Wall Street look like a bunch of pansies.”
Susie Bright, Big Sex Little Death: A Memoir

“What's so wonderful about experiments is that often they don't work. They do blow up in the oven; the Bride of Frankenstein does crawl out and strangle you with a black leotard while you shout your last prayers. It's only once you've tasted your own shocking failures, harebrained ideas, and sudden departures that you will realize something quite wonderful.”
Susie Bright, How to Write a Dirty Story: Reading, Writing, and Publishing Erotica

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