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I Love You, Let's Meet » READING: In The Flesh Erotic Reading Series–Erotic Memoir Night

READING: In The Flesh Erotic Reading Series–Erotic Memoir Night

(B/D to Grand, J/M/Z to Bowery, F to Delancey, http://www.happyendinglounge.com)
Admission: Free
Happy Ending Lounge: 212-334-9676

In The Flesh ushers in 2007 with true stories from erotic memoirists,
who dishabout everything from being a sex columnist to online dating,
indulging in fine food and fine sex, BDSM relationships, loving a
transgendered partner, dating as a single mom, and more. With Marty
Beckerman (Generation S.L.U.T.), Helen Boyd (My Husband Betty, She’s
Not the Man I Married), Ron Geraci (The Bachelor Chronicles), Gael
Greene (Insatiable), Rachel Sarah (Single Mom Seeking), Susan Shapiro
(Secrets of a Fix-Up Fanatic, Lighting Up, Five Men Who Broke My
Heart), Grant Stoddard (Working Stiff), Virginia Vitzthum (I Love You,
Let’s Meet), and Lauren Wissot (Under My Master’s Wings), along with
host Rachel Kramer Bussel. Authors’ books will be available for sale
from Mobile Libris. Free candy and mini cupcakes will be served.

In the Flesh is a monthly reading series hosted at the appropriately
named Happy Ending Lounge, and features the city’s best erotic writers
sharing stories to get you hot and bothered, hosted and curated by
Village Voice sex columnist and acclaimed erotic writer and editor
Rachel Kramer Bussel. From erotic poetry to down and dirty smut, these
authors get naked on the page and will make you lust after them and
their words. Since its debut in October 2005, In the Flesh has
featured such authors as Andy Horwitz, Lily Burana, Jessica Cutler,
Polly Frost, Maxim Jakubowski, Emily Scarlet Kramer of CAKE, Edith
Layton, M.J. Rose, Lauren Sanders, Danyel Smith, Cecilia Tan, Carol
Taylor, and many others. The series has gotten press attention from
Escape (Hong Kong), The L Magazine, New York Magazine, Philadelphia
City Paper, Gothamist, Nerve.com and Wonkette. This is not Amanda
Stern’s Happy Ending Reading Series.

For more information, please visit
http://inthefleshreadingseries.blogspot.com or contact In The Flesh
host and curator Rachel Kramer Bussel at rachelkb@gmail.com.

Marty Beckerman is the 23-year-old Alaskan author of Generation
S.L.U.T. (MTV Books) and America’s Sexxxiest Young Journalist. He has
written for Playboy and New York Press, and interviewed Hunter S.
Thompson for Ain’t It Cool News. Beckerman flirted with the Republican
Party after a feminist broke his heart in college, but concluded that
Puritanical fascism is incompatible with his status as a Luscious Sex
Lord and Generational Voice of Freedom. He lives in Washington, D.C.

Helen Boyd is the author of My Husband Betty, which was a finalist for
a Lambda Literary Award. Her next book, She’s Not the Man I Married,
will be published by Seal Press in March. Her writes about gender and
trans issue for her blog (en)gender – which can be found online at [now defunct]
myhusbandbetty DOT com. She lives with her partner Betty, in Brooklyn,
New York.

Rachel Kramer Bussel is Senior Editor at Penthouse Variations, writes
the Lusty Lady column for The Village Voice, and conducts interviews
for Gothamist.com and Mediabistro.com. Her erotic stories have been
published in over 80 anthologies, including Best American Erotica 2004
and 2006, and she’s edited 13 erotica anthologies, most recently
Caught Looking: Erotic Tales of Voyeurs and Exhibitionists and Naughty
Spanking Stories from A to Z 2. Rachel has also written for AVN, Bust,
Cosmo UK, Metro, New York Post, Punk Planet, Time Out New York and
Velvetpark. www.rachelkramerbussel.com

Ron Geraci is a writer living in New York. The Bachelor Chronicles is
his first book. He writes on relationship topics for several magazines
and conducts regular seminars on online dating.

Gael Greene was New York magazine’s Insatiable Critic for 32 years and
continues to write a weekly restaurant column. She is the author of
seven books⎯her two erotic novels, Blue Skies, No Candy and Dr. Love
were both NY Times best sellers. Delicious Sex was a guide for Women
and Men Who Want to Love Them Better. Her memoir Insatiable: Tales
from a Life of Delicious Excess tells how America fell in love with
food, what she ate at the revolution and what she did between meals.
With the great food guru James Beard, Greene co-founded
Citymeals-on-Wheels to bring weekend and holiday meals to the city’s
homebound elderly. On hits 25th birthday this Christmas, Citymeals
delivered its 32nd millionth meal.

Rachel Sarah’s Single Mom Seeking: Play Dates, Blind Dates, and Other
Dispatches from the Dating World, was published in November 2006. She
is the romance columnist for San Francisco’s j the Jewish news weekly
of Northern California and her column “Single Mom Seeking,” appears on
Literary Mama. Rachel’s writing has also appeared in Family Circle,
Parenting, Tango, Ms., BabyCenter and Christian Science Monitor.

Susan Shapiro’s work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Los
Angeles Times and Washington Post. She’s the co-editor of Food for the
Soul and author of Secrets of a Fix-Up Fanatic, Lighting Up and Five
Men Who Broke My Heart, optioned for a movie by Paramount Pictures.
Her book Only As Good As Your Word will be published in late 2007. She
lives with her husband in Greenwich Village and has taught writing at
N.Y.U., the New School and Mediabistro.

At twenty-one, perennial virgin Grant Stoddard came to the United
States in pursuit of true love. After eighteen months of couch-surfing
and heartbreak, he stumbled into a job as New York’s most intrepid sex
columnist, despite having little experience in either sex or writing.
His first book, Working Stiff: The Misadventures of an Accidental
Sexpert, will be published in January 2007 and was optioned for film
by Paramount Vantage. He lives in New York City.

Virginia Vitzthum has written for salon.com, The Village Voice, Ms.,
Elle, and other publications. She has also written a play and a
screenplay. Her first book, I Love You, Let’s Meet: Adventures in
Online Dating, will be published in February 2007

Lauren Wissot describes herself as an undercover agent in the
mainstream world, a gay boy born into female form. She is a filmmaker,
film journalist, screenwriter, and music and film critic living in
Manhattan. Her sex memoir Under My Master’s Wings (Nexus Books)
details her time spent as the personal slave to a gay-for-pay

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