Publisher: GENRES were made to be BROKEN
Publication Date: January 04, 2017
Binding: Kobo eBook
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, ...