Totally Herotica: A Collection of Women's Erotic Fiction
Susie Bright & Joani Blank, editors
Quality Paperback Book Club; New York, NY
First Printing; 1995
Condition: Very Good. Pages and covers are clean, uncreased, unmarked. Slight water stain on outer edge does not affect pages. Pages show light tanning; otherwise clean and unmarked.
About the Book: A collection of women's erotic short stories that range from fantastic to autobiographical, nostalgic to pressing, quick & dirty to philosophical & maddening.
This book is a 3-in-1 edition containing Herotica 1, Herotica 2 and Herotica 3.
Among the authors: Cheryl Cline, Nancy Blackett, Lisa Wright, Mickey Warnock, Emily Alward, Isadora Alman, Jennifer Pruden, Marcy Sheiner, Kathy Dobbs, Jane Longaway, more
About the Author/Editor: Susie Bright (also known as Susie Sexpert) is a writer, speaker, teacher, audio show host, performer, all on the subject of sexuality. She is one of the first writers/activists referred to as a sex-positive feminist. She has a weekly program entitled "In Bed with Susie Bright" distributed through audible.com where she discusses a variety of social, freedom of speech and sex-related topics. Interviews, book and movie reviews are common, as are letters from listeners. The show generally begins with a monologue on current events. The show concludes with a Letters segment and the catch phrase "Clits up!" Her website has operated from March 1997 to present and she began her blog in 2004.
Bright co-founded and edited the first women's sex magazine, On Our Backs, "entertainment for the adventurous lesbian," from 1984 to 1991. She founded the first women's erotica book series, "Herotica," and edited the first three volumes. She started "The Best American Erotica" series in 1993, which publishes to this day. She was the choreographer/consultant for the Wachowski Brothers film, Bound. Bright taught the first university class on the subject of the aesthetics and politics of pornography at the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, California in 1986, and became well-known for her scholarship in sexual representation through her courses on the subject at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Bright was the first female critic of the X-Rated Critics Organization in 1986, and wrote feminist reviews of erotic films for Penthouse Forum from 1986-1989. Her film reviews of mainstream movies have been widely published, and her comments on gay film history are featured in the documentary film The Celluloid Closet.
She has one daughter, Aretha Bright, and lives with her partner, Jon Bailiff. She currently resides in Santa Cruz, California.