Big Sex, Little Death

Big Sex, Little Death

[a Memoir]

Book - 2011
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From a fearful Irish Catholic Girl Scout to gun-toting teenage revolutionary--and finally the "Avatar of American Erotica" (NY Times)--Bright's life story is shaped as much by America's sexual awakening as the national sexual landscape was altered by Bright herself. In Big sex little death, Bright introduces us to her influences and experiences, including her early involvement with notorious high school radicals, The Red Tide, as well as the magazine she cofounded in the 1980s, On our backs--the first-ever erotic magazine created by women, which turned the lesbian and bisexual community upside down before it took the "straight" world by storm. Big sex little death is an explosive yet intimate memoir that's pure Susie: bold, free-spirited, unpredictable--larger than life, yet utterly true to life.
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : Seal Press, c2011
ISBN: 9781580052641
Branch Call Number: 305.42092 B7688B 2011
Characteristics: 324 p. : ill. ; 24 cm


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I’ve been a big fan of Susie Bright for a very long time, so it should come as no surprise that I loved reading her autobiography. While it is not an in-depth examination of her life, it is so wonderful to read about someone who has lived her life with such zeal and joy, in the pursuit of the freedom of expression, and in the good fight against injustice and closed minds. (submitted by JF)

Aug 13, 2018

when i was in frisco, susie bright was a big deal down around where 18th street crosses mission st. she had videos out which encouraged all sorts of sexual expression. so, i was looking forward to reading her version of 'san francisco days.' alas, there is little of this. she seems to be more in love with her life than, say, ray bradbury. but i am not similarly in love. so, i did not enjoy this book.


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