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Sensual yet comic, the love child of Anaïs Nin and David Sedaris might have penned these fourteen tales of lust and laughter, collected from the pages of Best American Erotica, Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica, Best Women's Erotica, Best of Literary Mama, Clean Sheets, Zyzzyva, and others. Erotic, humorous, and poignant stories about real-life challenges and their impact o ...more
Paperback, first, 169 pages
Published 2008 by en theos press
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Sarah
4.5 stars. This book was laugh out loud funny, starting with the first line of the first story, “Holy Moly, what a penny whistle. I’m talking cherubic.” I still crack up laughing at what comes next. The story this one came from, 'Small Minded' ends up being quite touching and sets up the reading experience for the rest of the book. Not since Marguerite Duras’s 'The Lover' have I had that same sad hitch after finishing a book.
When I talk about books that handle sex in a realistic, human way, thi
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Peggy
Boy have my dreams changed since I started reading these stories (plus my language regarding my body). Jennifer is a local writer and gave me a copy of her book for our "lending library" when I claimed it couldn't be as crude as that of our colleague Jay Craig (the Scottish Buddhist Cookbook). Where his stories involving fornication (his word) are crude, the stories in "The Erotica Writer's Husband & Other Stories" are more what I'd call bawdy, earthy and heartbreaking. Given that the movie ...more
Danika Dinsmore
To label Jennifer Munro's writing "erotica" is "small minded" and a disservice to its potential audience.

You could read it in bed to your partner, but you'd more likely end up laughing, crying, or in deep discussion rather than in the throes of passion. Her work is literary, smart, witty, and real.

Author Ted Chiang once said that novels are about people and short stories are about ideas. Munro's short stories manage to be about ideas AND people. People like you and me: dysfuntional, imperfect,
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Elissa Washuta
This is one of those striking books that cuts laughter with grief, chases the pain with laughter, and starts the whole thing over again. The collection starts out with a story that lays out the earnest funniness of coupling, but before too long, fun and games give way to the all-too-familiar pain of what happens when life doesn't allow everything to keep going smoothly. Munro renders these dilemmas and traumas so sharply and shows us the recognizable details of everyday life (binge-eating chocol ...more
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Jennifer D. Munro’s essays and stories have been published in over sixty anthologies and literary journals, including Best of Best American Erotica; six editions of Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica; The Bigger the Better the Tighter the Sweater: 21 Funny Women on Beauty and Body Image; Secrets and Confidences: The Complicated Truth About Women's Friendships; and Literary Mama: Reading for the Mate ...more
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