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Future Sex by Emily Witt
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it was amazing
bookshelves: non-fiction

This is a much better book than I had any expectation of, even after reading positive reviews. Sure, I came for the sex and porn. (Just look at my feed.) But what no one seemed to mention was the richness of observation, the depth of analysis, and the understated wry prose.

Disclosure -- I have lived in the Bay Area, on and off, for over fifteen years. Few of the scenes and activities described were unknown to me. Yet they were all unknown to me once. This book captures perfectly the states of curiosity, unease, and excitement that come about when your world expands and you are forced to think about behaviors and relationships in new ways.

More disclosure -- I wrote and starred in a short movie about negotiating relationships and family, shot at Burning Man 2013. The same year, same Burn described in this book, where the author negotiates relationships and thinks about family. So sure, I had reason to be interested. But I also had great potential to be disappointed by cliche and sensationalism. Instead, I'm delighted.
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November 11, 2016 – Shelved
November 11, 2016 – Shelved as: non-fiction
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