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Every Boy I Ever Kissed

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A bold step toward a new cultural narrative around sex.

Sex was supposed to be easy. It was supposed to be fun, liberating, and empowering for a girl who’d been brought up thinking the battle for sexual equality had been won. But for Nellwyn Lampert, losing her virginity would turn out to be anything but simple. Whether she was being confronted with porn-induced erecti
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Paperback, 240 pages
Published July 27th 2019 by Dundurn
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Amanda Vollmershausen
I’m always eager to read works by Canadian writers. This memoir is excellently crafted, and the blend of research and anecdote works well. In all honesty, it made me a little sad. There are a lot of cultural problems identified in relation to how our society engages in sex that are discouraging. Nellwyn has encountered a surprising and complex array of these issues. I appreciated the analysis, but it for some reason wasn’t really what I expected based on the title and the cover. I was anticipati ...more
Leif
Nov 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Collge and University Students and Parents
I am an author of numerous books and I am also a single disabled adult. Being disabled, at a certain point in my life, I lost a sense of connection with my generation (generation X, I am now 47). I wanted to read this book because I briefly met the author and found her to be intelligent, polite, and kind enough to ask for information about my own books, and to be honest, the title grabbed me. What resulted after I picked up a copy at my local mall is sheer wonder and amazement. I have read book ...more
Sue Harper
Aug 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
While Lampert writes about millennials, she addresses problems women have been facing since the 1960s and the sexual revolution. According to the media, women are still supposed to be thin (but with big breasts) gorgeous, totally made up and sexy. At the same time they are to be proud of whomever they are and whatever their body type and look. They are also supposed to be sexually liberated - hooking up with others in a guilt-free, stereotypically "male" way but the bifurcated view of women as ...more
Kstella
Aug 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a great read! The author asks pertinent questions about sex and culture and I bet at least one anecdote will resonate personally with each reader. Interesting ideas presented in an interesting and often humorous way. I think this is an important read for everyone, regardless of age or gender.
Andrea
Sep 13, 2019 is currently reading it
At first it was hard to believe that this book is a memoir because it seemed fictional in nature. The author's description of being the only half-Jewish student in a Catholic school in Niagara-on-the-Lake is vivid and humorous, such as receiving a note from a boy:

As was usual for me, I was reading a novel hidden under my desk, so I have no idea what the weather was like that day or what allegedly important bit of geometry or history we were supposed to have been learning. I think Har
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Claire
Aug 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I LOVED this book. Nellwyn Lampert writes seamlessly and effortlessly. Once you start reading, it's hard to put down. It feels like the author is sitting right by you, sipping tea and telling you stories - some hilarious, some frustrating, and all so relatable. You'll see yourself in this book. I also loved how the author winds her way between the past and present, between her memories and what she feels now, between stories and current topics. She discusses feminist issues in real, accessible, ...more
Lorenzo
Nov 07, 2019 rated it did not like it
Banal. Disingenuous. Never again.
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