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Cunt by Inga Muscio
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Mar 12, 2007

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Read in January, 2002

I have a story about this book:

When I was in college I worked at Barnes and Noble and I happened to be working in receiving when this book arrived. I pulled a stack of Cunts out of the box and asked the older, more conservative gentleman that I was working alongside a question about...where the book went or something, I can't remember exactly. He promptly gathered the Cunts up and said "This is what we do with books like this" and dumped them in a box of books to be returned to the publisher. He said they were inappropriate, we couldn't shelve them.

I decided to raise hell. I gave my manager a talking to about censorship then I shortlisted 10 more of them and put them on the staff rec shelf next to the Vagina Monologues. They stayed there until a customer complained.

Having said that all that, I actually only read part of this book, I thought it was a little lame and I'm tired of people trying to "reclaim" words.
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message 1: by kim (last edited Aug 25, 2016 10:52AM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

kim McRad your story is way better than anything that i have. i kept expecting something like that to happen but at borders we were all fighting over it. we wanted to put cunt everywhere.

then in my hippie americorps program, my little book made the rounds. i started having people sign the front of it so i could see how far one book could go. again, everyone was fighting over cunt. i also have a cunt shirt that made quite the first impression on many people.

message 2: by Dee (new)

Dee Writeful I like that you sait this... "I pulled a stack of Cunts out of the box". Really, when do we ever get to say things like this? If nothing else, everyone should have a copy of this book so that they create opportunities like this for themselves. "Oooh I love cunt, it's so fascinating". "I have literally had my face buried in Cunt for the last three days"

Paige Last night my boyfriend asked if there was anything he could bring in from the living room for me. I was like, "Yeah, actually...could you grab Cunt?" Made him laugh ;D

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