"I have a very scary feeling Susie Bright is not making any of this up.
"Guns, drugs, threesomes, socialist factionalism, a stabbing . . . all before she got her G.E.D.?"
— Alison Bechdel
My new memoir is called BIG SEX LITTLE DEATH, and you can pre-order it now. (Pre-ordering makes authors take heart!)
It's coming out in mid-March from Seal Press— but I'd love to share a "sneak peek" of it with you now. It's so hard to wait 'til next spring!
If you email me, I'll send you one of my favorite chapters, about my high school pinko night at the Playboy Club— and a photo from my personal scrapbook.
I can't wait to hear what you think of it! — it's been three years in the making.
"Susie Bright is a one-woman counterculture, a teenaged socialist revolutionary turned Reagan-era sexual freedom fighter.
"In this bittersweet memoir, she recounts a life full of political and erotic adventures and betrayals, a life at once deeply subversive and totally American, defined as it is by the idea that people should be free to express and pursue their own visions of happiness, no matter how uncomfortable it makes the prigs and scolds among us."
— Tom Perotta, author of Little Children and Election
Another tidbit: my first guided sex journal from Chronicle Books is coming out for Valentine's Day— designed for all the writers out there who've dreamed of creating a scandalous diary. (Send me a page when yours fills up!)