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CUNT VERSUS PUSSY

AN INCOMPLETE CONFESSION IN ROUGH DRAFT



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Sinopse

A coming out story and a personal-and-professional manifesto about why it’s important to write filthy, dirty books—and, also, to read them—CUNT versus PUSSY explores the power of words, the limitations of genre, the need to create, and the business of writing. Subverting conventions of memoir and ‘truth’ from the first chapter/confession (‘I’m writing for you, but I’m a liar’), CUNT versus PUSSY refuses to be an instructional manual (‘What do you mean, you want instructions?’), connects readers to creative resources in off-the-wall ways (‘He had a teenie weenie penis, and that’s why you should read Anne Lamott’), examines the absurdities of publishing convention (‘I need a blurb but divorce is a buzz kill’), and leaves you vibrating with the desire to fall in love, have some out-of-this-world sex on a mountaintop, reclaim the word ‘cunt’ in your private thought crimes and public conversations… and make some sexy art of your own in the process. The faux memoir’s ‘very useful’ appendix includes teasers/samples of m jane colette’s work-in-progress, including the first chapter from the genre-defying novel (the) Consequences (of Defensive Adultery), the provocative  essay ‘Why it’s important to write—and read—romance and erotica in an age of plentiful porn,’ and a reading list designed to change your life. * FROM THE BACKJACKET of the original limited Rough Draft edition: "CUNT versus PUSSY began as a gift to my amazing beta readers who wanted to know the story behind the story—and whether it was true that the most contentious negotiating point in my first publishing contract really centred on the word ‘cunt.’ Somewhere along the way, what was supposed to be an honest-(mostly)-but-amusing story of how a (dirty) novel gets published and sold in this Brave New World morphed into a coming out story of sorts and then a personal-and-professional manifesto about why I want to write filthy, dirty books, and, by extension, why you should read them… or, better yet, write a few of your own. And then, it became something else altogether. To find out what—crack open the book." TABLE OF CONTENTS, expanded Part 1: CUNT versus PUSSY MANAGING EXPECTATIONS: I’m writing for YOU but I’m a liar CONFESSION 1: So I write this dirty, dirty book... FIRST INTERRUPTION: Whoa, whoa, whoa... CONFESSION 2: You tell me the title really sucks CONFESSION 3: And then, I get hit by a truck (it’s a metaphor) CONFESSION 4: Six days crafting a five sentence bio DIGRESSION: Irving Layton on poetry, orgasms, and academics CONFESSION 5: The first pitch FOR THE RECORD: A bad synopsis can be a decent pitch AN INSIGHT: J. Jack Halberstam on why it’s important to write stories that don’t end with the cum shot CONFESSION 6: Mail it out, throw up—repeat CONFESSION 7: OMFG she knows a publisher? CONFESSION 8: Cock tease—or, I don’t get an agent  CONFESSION 9: Rejection blows goats THIS EXPLAINS A LOT: Erica Jong on the writer’s ‘fuck you’ impulse CONFESSION 10: ‘If at first you don’t succeed, maybe you shouldn’t try sky diving’ CONFESSION 11: I fall in love by the river and stop being crazy IMAGINE THIS: Susan Sontag and Ernest Hemingway in a conversation about sex (and writing) CONFESSION 12: The results of five (actually, two) hours of research QUESTION: Was Sigmund Freud a Gemini? CONFESSION 13: How NOT to write a synopsis FUCK, YEAH: Breaking rules works CONFESSION 14: ‘So… may I see some more?’ CONFESSION 15: I come on a mountain, literally INDULGE ME: I really want you to read his entire ‘I Want You’ email, ok? SOCIAL REALIST EROTICA: a collaborative definition from Julia Cameron and me CONFESSION 16: My excessive attachment to the word ‘cunt’ CONFESSION 17: A really bad contract CONFESSION 18: I can’t find any typos INDULGE ME AGAIN: He likes it, he still really, really likes ME! CONFESSION 19: I almost forgot to tell you about her (my) name... CONFESSION 20: I’m not real CONFESSION 21: I’m not real... but I can create myself—and also, let me fucking whine, Dad! QUESTION: Wait. What happened to that woman... CONFESSION 22: Rantings of a Mad Girl turned into a business plan (sort of) CONFESSION 23: I have no vision ON SECOND THOUGHT: Maybe Sylvia Plath shouldn’t be my role model A COMPLAINT: ‘Whoa, whoa, whoa!’ CONFESSION 24: OMFG not another creative visualization INTERJECTION: Art, sex, imagination CONFESSION 25: ‘Do you wanna shoot some porn for me?’ AN UNREMARKABLE MILESTONE: M. Jane Colette’s first blog post TORMENTING THE EDITOR: Periods are over-rated; also, most people sext with one hand, not two TORMENTING THE COPY EDITOR: Hyphenating ‘g-spot’ and other ways to make a grown man cry CONFESSION 26: My parents still love me, although they’d love me more if I had written something they could show to their friends DRAFTS, DRAFTS & RE-DRAFTS: I need a blurb but divorce is a buzz kill AN OBJECTION & A MYSTERY: Leslie McIntyre on having it all CONFESSION 27: I think this is what they mean by ‘dialectics’ FLASHBACK: This part is totally true CONFESSION 28: A picture is worth a 1000 words A CLARIFICATION: She’s a fuckslave, he likes to be called master, but I do not write stereotypical BDSM scenes with blindfolds and handcuffs, thank you very much CONFESSION 29: I will never forget... CONFESSION 30: The way to hell is paved with the best intentions QUESTION: Isn’t it their job to sell it? CONFESSION 31: Instead of really preparing myself for the launch, I wrap myself in Persian Poetry CONFESSION 32: The book’s coming out tomorrow, and I am going mad CONFESSION 33: I am a writer. Today, finally, I am a REAL writer... THIS REALLY HAPPENS: How do you criticize someone’s sexual fantasies, exactly? CONFESSION 34: Squirming with embarrassment, and not at what you might think... An Interlude For An Orgasm CONFESSION 35: And then, everything falls apart Pause A CONSULTATION WITH THOMAS WOLFE: But surely there’s a purpose to all this CONFESSION 36: Wait, I lied LESSON: He had a teenie weenie penis, and that’s why you should read Anne Lamott CONFESSION 37: I’d really like someone to blame, but... PLEASE PASS THE CHAMPAGNE: He loves me! He loves me again! WAIT—you’ve never really explained the difference between cunt and pussy! CONFESSION 38: I fuck off to Cuba and write another book QUESTION: Do you think this is true? CONFESSION 39: I come back from Cuba and have an identity crisis THEN THIS HAPPENS: Let us make one thing easier for you FOR THE LAST TIME: Reading Sylvia Plath when you’re existentially angsting is a TERRIBLE idea CONFESSION 40: I decide to do nothing CONFESSION 41: Doing nothing sucks ass CONFESSION 42: Doing nothing sucks ass 2 SOS: When all else fails, consult Cheryl Strayed CONFESSION 43: I don’t have a fucking clue how to do that SOS 2: Steve Jobs gives me some advice on being naked... and dead CONFESSION 44: I hate writers INTERLUDE: Why we like having sex with artists ANOTHER INTERRUPTION: What do you mean you want instructions? CONFESSION 45: You know what I just realized? This is also my coming out monologue CONFESSION 46: So then I go to this conference... BY THE WAY: Gloria Steinem told me... CONFESSION 47: Maybe there was something in the water CONFESSION 48: In conclusion, cunt is a beautiful word an interjection for an INVITATION Part 2: TEASERS TEASER: The Photograph TEASER: A Walk In The Woods TEASER: Molly Jones TEASER: Text Me, Cupid TEASER: What puts you in the mood to fuck? BONUS: Writing romance and erotica in an age of plentiful porn—it’s how we change the world Part 3: A VERY USEFUL APPENDIX USEFUL THING 1: Priorities, baby, priorities—or, ‘I don’t’ as an answer to ‘How do you do it all?’ USEFUL THING 2: Meditation for writers, ‘Mom! I need you!’ and struggling to stay on that tightrope USEFUL THING 3: 10 Surefire Ways to Achieve World Peace, Eternal Happiness, and Total Creative Fulfillment By Friday USEFUL THING 4: Resources, references, and all the links compiled in one place EPILOGUE: Math sucks, but it doesn’t matter ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Evolution of a bio

Detalhes do Produto

    • Formato:  ePub
    • Subtítulo:  AN INCOMPLETE CONFESSION IN ROUGH DRAFT
    • Origem:  IMPORTADO
    • Editora: KWL
    • Assunto: Biografias
    • Idioma: INGLÊS
    • Ano de Edição: 2017
    • Ano:  2017
    • País de Produção: Brazil
    • Código de Barras:  2001082544862
    • ISBN:  9780995810211

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