About the Book

Sugar in My Bowl paperbackAn explosive collection of essays and stories on love, lust and ‘doing it-featuring: KAREN ABBOTT, SUSIE BRIGHT, HONOR MOORE, ELISA ALBERT, SUSAN CHEEVER, GAIL COLLINS, EVE ENSLER, JULIE KLAM, ARIEL LEVY, DAPHNE MERKIN, MEGHAN O’ROURKE, ANNE ROIPHE, LIZ SMITH, REBECCA WALKER, JENNIFER WEINER, FAY WELDON, JESSICA WINTER, MOLLY JONG-FAST, JEAN HANFF KORELITZ,LINDA GRAY SEXTON, ROSEMARY DANIELL, J.A.K. ANDRES, JANN TURNER, BARBARA VICTOR, MARISA ACOCELLA MARCHETTO, SUSAN KINSOLVING, MIN JIN LEE, MARGOT MAGOWAN & ERICA JONG.

When it comes to sex, what do women want? In this eye-opening and courageous collection, Erica Jong reveals that every woman has her own answer.

Susan Cheever talks about the “excruciating hazards of casual sex,” while Gail Collins recounts her Catholic upbringing in Cincinnati and the nuns who passionately forbade her from having “carnal relations.” In “Everything Must Go,” Jeffiner Weinter explores how, in love, the body can play just as big of a role as the heart. The octogenarians in Karen Abbott’s sharp-eyed piece possess a passion that could give Betty White a run for her money. Molly Jong-Fast reflects on her unconventional upbringing and why a whole generation of young women has rejected “free love” in favor of Bugaboo strollers and Mommy-and-me yoga.

Sex, it turns out, can be as fleeting, heavy, mundane, and intense as the rest of life. Indeed, Jong states in her powerful introduction “the truth is sex is life.”

ERICA JONG is an award-winning poet, novelist, and essayist best known for her eight bestselling novels, including the international bestseller Fear Of Flying. She is also the author of seven award-winning collections of poetry. Visit her online at http://www.sugarinmybowl.com or http://www.ericajong.com

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The Contributors to SUGAR IN MY BOWL:

  1. A Fucking Miracle, By ELISA ALBERT
  2. Worst S-x, By GAIL COLLINS
  3. Peek-A-Boo, By ANNE ROIPHE
  4. Prude, By JEAN HANFF KORELITZ
  5. Sex with A Stranger, By SUSAN CHEEVER
  6. Everything Must Go, By JENNIFER WEINER
  7. Love Rollercoaster 1975, By SUSIE BRIGHT
  8. Absolutely Dangerous, By LINDA GRAY SEXTON
  9. The One Who Breaks My Heart, By ROSEMARY DANIELL
  10. Do I Own You Now?, By DAPHNE MERKIN
  11. Let’s Not Talk About Sex, By JULIE KLAM
  12. My Best Friend’s Boyfriend, By FAY WELDON
  13. The Diddler, By J.A.K. ANDRES
  14. The Dignity Channel, By JANN TURNER
  15. Miss Honeypot Marries, By BARBARA VICTOR
  16. Best Sex Ever: A Systematic Review with Meta-Analysis, By JESSICA WINTER
  17. Cock of My Dreams, By MARISA MARCHETTO
  18. Cramming It All In, By SUSAN KINSOLVING
  19. Reticence and Field Work, By MIN JIN LEE
  20. My First Time, Twice, By ARIEL LEVY
  21. Light Me Up, By MARGOT MAGOWAN
  22. Herman and Margot, By KAREN ABBOTT
  23. Somewhere I Have Never Traveled, Gladly, By MEGHAN O’ROURKE
  24. Skin, Just Skin, By EVE ENSLER
  25. Reading of O, By HONOR MOORE
  26. Going All The Way, By LIZ SMITH
  27. The Man In Question, By REBECCA WALKER
  28. They Had Sex So I Didn’t Have To, By MOLLY JONG-FAST
  29. Kiss, By ERICA JONG