Am I right? If so, I am offering something exciting that you can buy for your loved ones ….
* Signed copies of my books. WITH KISSES! *
Like, lipstick kisses.
If you know someone who really likes my writing — or if you know someone who would definitely love my writing if they got the chance — now you can buy them the perfect gift. Also, my signature has magic powers. I know, because I recently signed an up-and-coming blogger’s book and she asked me to give her my blessing, and I did, and then she got a gig at Free Thought Blogs, so obviously it works!
I have three books available in paperback. So far, the others are only available electronically. (As a side note: if you were thinking of buying someone an Amazon gift card, then you could do me a huge favor if you bought it by clicking here — then I’ll get a commission!)
Here are the books you can buy with a kiss. I’m adding $5 to the Amazon paperback price for the signature. If you want to buy a bunch of books and get a deal, contact me directly! I am happy to bundle shipping, for example. (And yes — I do ship overseas, though it can be pricy.)
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Clarisse Thorn is a sex-positive activist who has been writing about love, S&M, sex, gender, and relationships since 2008. Her writing has appeared across the Internet in places like The Guardian, AlterNet, Feministe, Jezebel, The Good Men Project, and Time Out Chicago — and this is a selection of her best articles. Also included is Clarisse’s commentary on the context in which she wrote each piece, the process of writing it, and how she’s changed since then. Plus, there are “study guides” to help readers get the maximum mileage from each section!
“I wish we could make it so everyone buying a copy of Fifty Shades of Grey would buy Clarisse Thorn’s The S&M Feminist.” ~ A.V. Flox, editor of BlogHer’s Love & Sex section
“This book is such a vast resource.” ~ from a glowing review at Autostraddle
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There’s a huge subculture of men who trade tips, tricks, and tactics for seducing women. Clarisse Thorn spent years researching these guys. She observed their discussions, watched them in action, and learned their strategies. By the end of it all, she’d given a lecture at a seduction convention and decided against becoming the next great dating coach. In Confessions of a Pickup Artist Chaser, Clarisse tells the story of her time among these Casanovas, as well as her own unorthodox experiences with sex and relationships. She examines the conflicts and harmonies of feminism, pickup artistry, and the S&M community. Most of all, she deconstructs and reconstructs our views on sex, love, and ethics — and develops her own grand theory of the game.
“Insightful, thoughtful, engaging, and very well-balanced. Clarisse talks about all sides of the community — the positive, negative, and horrendous — and she draws larger lessons about society and human nature.” ~ from a Psychology Today interview with Clarisse by cognitive psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman
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How does it feel to be virtually raped? Who would decide to commit rape in a game? Should we, as a society, worry about people who pretend to rape software? What does “rape in gaming” even mean, and why does it happen? In this groundbreaking volume, the technology writer Julian Dibbell and the feminist S&M writer Clarisse Thorn collaborate with ten others to explore the concept of virtual rape.
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I’m visiting my dad in New York for Thanksgiving. I’ve got a lot to be thankful for. Like this garage sale at the Museum of Modern Art, which is apparently “not a ‘garage sale,’” but is still kind of contrived, and I’m not actually sure I’m thankful for it because the best shirt at the garage sale was $80 so I could only stare at it longingly. (The shirt is from this exhibit by the artist Barbara Kruger, and it says MOISTURIZERS, CELLPHONES, LIPSTICKS, SNEAKERS: PLENTY SHOULD BE ENOUGH.) On the bright side, the curator recognized my ABUSE OF POWER COMES AS NO SURPRISE shirt, which may be why she was at all willing to sell me the Kruger shirt, even at $80, and she chatted with me about it so I got to feel kind of like a Real New York Art World Person for a minute. I assume that Real New York Art World People are always recognizing each other’s feminist artist shirts, in between clinking their beautifully-designed wine glasses and going out the back door to evade the paparazzi. Not that I’m jealous or anything.
Anyway that’s beside the point. The point is, I really do have a lot to be thankful for. So thank you, everyone. Happy holidays!
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