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Big Sex Little Death by Susie Bright
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Aug 20, 2011

it was ok
Read from August 12 to 20, 2011

Much as I admire Susie Bright and have enjoyed her writing in the past, her memoir left me tepid. I'd expected a far more engaging read from someone so brave and expressive. Perhaps the episodes from her adolescence and early adulthood she breezily recounts were more cohesive in her head than they wound up becoming on the page.

Her story might be better told by another person -- someone with a little critical distance who could describe Bright's life and work in the context of the larger feminist, sex-positive movement. I have no doubt that she had a major influence in changing our culture's attitudes toward women's sexuality, but it doesn't come through in her autobiography.

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