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3.88  ·  Rating details ·  402 ratings  ·  42 reviews
Estrela do "jornalismo gonzo", aquele em que o repórter participa das matérias, Gabriela Wiener faz um relato poderoso do sexo contemporâneo. Ela frequenta suingues com o marido, passeia nas ruas com putas, transa com o rei do pornô... SEXOGRAFIAS é livro lascivo e apaixonante sobre nós, no caos em que vivemos hoje em dia.
Paperback, 1, 191 pages
Published 2016 by Ed. Foz (first published 2008)
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Jenny (Reading Envy)
"I'm a journalist who specializes in putting herself in extreme situations and writing in the first person about those experiences." - Gabriela Wiener

Translated from the Spanish, most essays are about experiences Wiener had in Peru, some in Spain. Topics of polygamy, threesomes, transgender sex workers, female ejaculation, the number 11, motherhood, and more. The experiences are pretty short-lived so I wouldn't say she makes herself an insider, but she definitely writes about interesting
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Ylenia
Jan 27, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.75

Great collection of essays on various topics. Wiener is an amazing writer & the translators did an outstanding job with her material.
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Lauren
Gonzo journalism follows the notion: Don't just observe and report events - become a part of them. Objectivity usually is "out the window", and the writer tends to be all in. The writing style popularized by Hunter S. Thompson in the 1960s has seen a continued popularity - maybe even more so with reality-based programming and the constant content creators? - and Wiener's book fits well into this category. She visits a Peruvian prison to study their tattoo culture, spends the weekend with a ...more
Esther Espeland
Okay was excited abt this bc we see a lot of books of essays on sex and feminism by white women and this book has a distinctly Latin American perspective BUT the essay on Peruvian trans women working in sex work in Europe was yucky and transphobic and ruined it for me. I think some of the issues may have been with the translation so idk how the language would read in Spanish, but still, not great
Yuks Flanders
Dec 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Le doy 4 estrellas porque me hago de rogar. Me bebería las líneas de este libro hasta que me subiesen al cerebro como un fresisuís congelado
Jared Levine
Jun 29, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved spending the time with Gabriela. She pulls me in each essay like an old friend, but executes each with the precision of a masterful story teller.

The highlights for me were the essays about sex and relationships—from her time with dominatrixes, and the polygmous family, and especially the swingers club. I also really enjoyed the essays that circle around the topic via the body and gender—the essay about body shame and the one about egg donation.

The only essay I was truly disappointed in
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Andrés
Jan 26, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Una forma directa, sin preámbulos, Degradante y del mismo modo realista. Así realiza en tratamiento la autora para entender el color de lo sexual y los avatares que este juega en las personas y la sociedad.
dana
Mar 06, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
really engaging personal/investigative essays abt (sexual) subcultures, well done and truthfully and compassionately researched! i like gabriela wiener
Antonio
Jan 04, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Se devi descrivere un ambiente a te sconosciuto, immergiti dentro di esso e parla direttamente coi protagonisti: e dunque l'autrice visita una delle peggiori galere sudamericane per conoscere il simbolismo dei tatuaggi, sperimenta uno dei più potenti allucinogeni esistenti al mondo, accompagna un transessuale nei luoghi dove si prostituisce, partecipa ad una manifestazione bondage per carpire qualcosa della psicologia della mistress, addirittura si porta dietro il marito quando deve indagare sui ...more
Tracy
Dec 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another great anthology from a Latin American woman!
Gabriela is a very outspoken, liberal, sexual woman. I admired the boundaries she pushed in her reporting.
Christopher Alonso
For me, this was a near perfect essay collection. Gabriela Wiener writes about her experiences outside of the conventional and vanilla. She covers topics like sex, Peru's fractured prison system, profiles of notable people in her life, and the occasional brush with the supernatural and superstitious, like her trip through ayahuasca and her fixation with the number 11. While most of them were fantastic, some felt a bit lacking in their conclusion, as if they ended a few beats too short. A ...more
Shevon Quijano
The book started out pretty good and then fizzled quickly. There were probably a solid three essays that I found insightful. Would not recommend.
Erwing Ruiz
"Sexografías" es el primer libro que leo de Gabriela Wiener, que viene a ser uno de crónicas personales, o anécdotas deliberadas para ahondar en un tema, ya sea por encargo (en muchas de los capítulos confiesa que una editorial o un diario le pidió la nota) o por iniciativa propia, supongo. Esta autora peruana nos lleva por mundos difíciles, fuera de los bordes sociales "aceptados", y nos sumerge en temas que pueden provocarnos vergüenza ajena, pudor, incomprensión: temas tabú para la sociedad ...more
Aaron Gallardo
May 05, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Periodismo gonzo. E incómodo. Las crónicas de Gabriela Wiener, quizá no tan moderna como alega ser, resultan tan buenas debido a las ansias del sí, a decirle sí al lema mentecato del ¡NO! de la cultura machista, del peruano. Es un autodescubrimiento el que hace a través de otras personas (u otras experiencias) y de la destrucción(ardua tarea, es evidente) del pudor, tabús y prejuicios en el viaje virgílico que intenta hacernos a través del bajo mundo, que no por bajo deja de ser fascinante. Sabe ...more
Jose Alexander
Revelando su propia sexualidad y la de los demás, con una prosa rápida, ágil y irónica y aguda, la Wiener nos da un paseo por el morbo de la vida, de las mentes. Por lo que nunca se habla pero de lo que siempre se chismosea. De lo que todos ocultamos. Y lo hace desde su propia mirada, desde las luchas que ha enarbolado, desde el feminismo, desde la crítica, desde el amor, desde el yo tan propio y tan descarnado y tan hermoso que tiene ella.
Alonso Torres
Jun 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Crónicas que coquetean con el ensayo. La pluma de Gabriela Wiener nos hace cómplices más sus testigos. Una de las mejores cronistas en castellano nos narra sus descubrimientos sensoriales más allá de lo que puede considerarse provocador o polémico, wiener nos narra la vida, el deseo y de cierto modo retrata nuestras propias obsesiones.
Charly
Jun 12, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Excelente libro de crónicas. Hunter Thompson palidece ante el genio y la capacidad de observación de Wiener. Y el nivel de arrojo desquiciado, para aplaudir de pie. Honestidad y una prosa limpia hacen un deleite para los sentidos el morder estas páginas.
Daniel Benevides
Jul 04, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jornalismo gonzo, sem as drogas. Sobre sexo, em todas suas formas. Com humor e pertinência.
Carolina Londoño
Un libro que me acercó a realidades que no había pensado con profundidad, que ayuda a ponerse en el lugar del otro, y a no juzgar tan fácil los gustos, las actitudes de otros.
Mikko McMenamin
Gabriela Wiener has her moments of wit and writes bravely about sensitive topics, but overall the different chapters in Sexographies are not consistent enough in quality to make it an essential read.
Frank Karioris
Jul 02, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So many good essays in this collection. Ranging the gamut. Would recommend to anyone looking to learn a bit more about gender/sex/sexuality. Super readable!
Roberto
Jan 22, 2018 rated it liked it
Very honest and well written stories on many situations related to sex.
Jonathan Maas
Jan 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely incredible and beyond insane - No journalist finds a way into her reporting like Gabriela Wiener

There is an adage that the journalist should not become part of their reporting, but there are exceptions. Neil Strauss joins the tale, Jon Ronson often manufactures scenarios to write about - in a good way of course, ie he'll set up a stunt to test a point.

But neither Strauss nor Ronson can compare to Peru's Gabriela Wiener when it comes to being part of the tale.

She's not a narcissist
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Ana
Creo que fue hace unos años. Paseándome por Radio Ambulante encontré un episodio que me llamó la atención, de una mujer escritora que hablaba sobre su -supuesta-fealdad. El nombre, entonces, no lo retuve, pero la narrativa tuvo un impacto en mí. Se quedó por ahí, lo suficientemente cerca de la superficie para volver a salir un día.

Hace unas semanas compré el número en el que la Revista Arcadia reseña 100 libros de 100 escritoras hispanohablantes, y pasé por encima de su nombre. Y pocos días
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Isabella Kratynski
Here's an irony: (almost) everything I know about squirting I've learned from men. But Gabriela Wiener, she writes about squirting.

She also writes about polygyny, dominatrix techniques, swinger clubs, Isabel Allende, egg donation, and ayahuasca. I want to go drinking with her.

This essay collection has the distinction of being one of the few books whereupon having read a review of it, I rushed out to get myself a copy.

Wiener writes from first-hand experience. You may call her adventurous, a bit
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Marlee
Sep 02, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely LOVED this book. I love her open minded explorations and how she describes her world. I love the courage she exhibits to place herself in new scenarios and how she never shies away from a difficult conversation. I loved this book the most probably because it reminded me of myself - but also for its holistically honest nature surrounding many topics. Plus she’s fucking hilarious. And I love her writing style. This book has an incredible vocabulary (but I have to wonder if that’s ...more
Amy
Some parts made me cringe (looking at you, Trans chapter), and some parts I will carry forever. While I didn't always see eye to eye with Gabriela, her storytelling is worth the ride. I look forward to revisiting this book, not only to experience her words again, but to see how I have changed since the first read.
May
Oct 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
**4,5**

Me encanta el desenfado de Gabriela para contar temas que son considerados tabú. Además del ojo de la cronista que observa y detalla, ella pasa a ser protagonista de sus historias, no solo ve también siente. "Soy una periodista que se especializa en ponerse en situaciones extremas y escribir en primera persona sobre esas experiencias". [Gabriela Wiener]
Carol-Lyn Pounds
Aug 14, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting read. Started out very sexual and I almost felt uncomfortable reading it in public. But as it goes on you realize you have slowly built this persons life and experiences into your reading. It’s like you know her better because she has taken you to such personal parts of her life.
Carolyna
Feb 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I like that she does not take herself seriously but also reflects on her actions. She is the kind of feminist that I admire: stands up for women, challenges societal norms, and has a sense of humor. I highly recommend.
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Gabriela Wiener (Lima, 1975) es una escritora peruana, cronista, poeta y periodista, afincada en Barcelona desde el año 2003. Forma parte del grupo de nuevos cronistas latinoamericanos. Casada con el poeta y periodista Jaime Rodríguez Z.. Tiene una hija.

Estudió Lingüística y Literatura en la Universidad Católica de Lima, y un máster en Cultura histórica y Comunicaciones en Barcelona. Trabajó en el
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