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About this author

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.


Susie Bright FAQ



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
3.49 of 5 stars 3.49 avg rating — 252 ratings — published 2011 — 7 editions
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Bitten: Dark Erotic Stories
3.22 of 5 stars 3.22 avg rating — 211 ratings — published 2009 — 3 editions
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The Sexual State of the Union
3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 174 ratings — published 1998 — 7 editions
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Full Exposure: Opening Up t...
3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 150 ratings — published 2003 — 10 editions
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How to Write a Dirty Story:...
3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 158 ratings — published 2001 — 9 editions
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The Best American Erotica 2003
3.64 of 5 stars 3.64 avg rating — 137 ratings — published 2003 — 6 editions
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Susie Sexpert's Lesbian Sex...
3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 122 ratings — published 1988 — 5 editions
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The Best American Erotica 2006
3.42 of 5 stars 3.42 avg rating — 118 ratings — published 2006 — 8 editions
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Herotica 1: A Collection of...
3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 94 ratings — published 1988 — 3 editions
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The Best American Erotica 1993 Best American Erotica 1994 Best American Erotica 1995 The Best American Erotica 1996 The Best American Erotica 1997 The Best American Erotica 1999 The Best American Erotica 2000
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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: "Not only does this story grab you by the throat, Rebecca Skloot can obviously write *anything* and hold you in the palm of her hand. I hope she writes ten more books and I'll read every one of them. "

 
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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 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...more
The Widows' Handbook by Jacqueline Lapidus
"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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The Best American Erotica Volume 13 by Susie Bright
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Susie Bright Presents by Tsaurah Litzky
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The Best American Erotica, Volume 14 by Susie Bright
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“Behind every erotic condemnation there's a burning hypocrite.”
Susie Bright

“…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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