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Dirty Words

(2008)
A Literary Encyclopedia of Sex
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A playful take on bedroom talk - a smart, funny encyclopedia with entries written by notable contemporary writers.

This witty reference steps in where time-honored discussions of the birds and the bees typically fall short. All of the 100-some entries are formally defined and further explained through reflective and ribald definitions, essays, and stories by some of today's most exciting writers. Everything from celibacy to promiscuity, hand jobs to sex toys is tackled by everyone's favorite writers including Steve Almond, Patricia Marx, Phillip Lopate, and Antonya Nelson. From sexual relationships (monogamy, one-night stand, ménage à trois) to sexual positions (doggie style, 69), from age-old practices (prostitution) to contemporary twists (cybersex), this alphabetical encyclopedia includes everything you need to know about the language of love and more.



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Hardback Editions

June 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: Dirty Words: A Literary Encyclopedia of Sex
Author(s): Ellen Sussman
ISBN: 1-59691-474-2 / 978-1-59691-474-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
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Kindle Editions

March 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Dirty Words: A Literary Encyclopedia of Sex
Author(s): Ellen Sussman
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
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