I was recently given the opportunity to review a new book, Fifty Writers on Fifty Shades of Grey edited by Lori Perkins. The book took 50 writers, from romance and erotica authors, to BDSM dungeon masters, to adult entertainment industry professionals to write about what their thoughts are on trilogy and its impact on today’s society.
The book reminds me of some of the required reading in my Sociology courses I took back in college and not in a bad way! I enjoyed reading what other writers and experts think about E L James’ work.
Whether or not you are a rabid fan of the trilogy, someone who thinks the books have changed their lives, or just someone that appreciated the books for a good, quick, secret vice read you will enjoy Fifty Writers on Fifty Shades of Grey. The book delves into everything from sexual politics to what sets it apart from other erotic fiction and romance (and what doesn’t), to the history of the erotica and its impact on the world.
The book will be available on November 20, 2012
Please see the full press release below:
The editor who “discovered” Fifty Shades of Grey back when it was Masters of the Universe, Tish Beaty. Writer Jennifer Sanzo, who says Christian isn’t a possessive, bossy control-freak—he’s an old-school Byronic hero. Master R of BDSM training chateau La Domaine Esemar, who evaluates Christian Grey’s skill as a Dominant, and offers some professional advice Matrimonial lawyer Sherri Donovan, who examines the legalities of Christian’s BDSM contract, and shares her recommendations for Ana.
And many more, including:
Sylvia Day Heather Graham Andrew Shaffer
M.J. Rose Sinnamon Love Judith Regan
Fifty Writers on Fifty Shades of Grey will give those who loved the books a chance to linger in Christian and Ana’s world, while giving those who had mixed feelings on the series a way to understand its staggering popularity, and appreciate its impact.
About the Editor
Lori Perkins is the Editorial Director of Ravenous Romance, and has been a literary agent for 20 years. She was awarded the Outstanding Achievement as an Author Representative award by Romantic Times magazine as well as the Agent of the Year award from the Romance Writers of America’s NYC chapter.
Perkins wrote The Insider’s Guide to Getting an Agent (Writers Digest Books), and has edited twenty erotica anthologies and more than 100 erotic novels, as well as published erotica under a pseudonym.
She has taught writing and editing as an adjunct professor at NYU’s Center for Publishing for two decades.
About Smart Pop
Smart Pop is the pop culture imprint of Dallas-based publisher BenBella Books. Our mission is to publish smart, fresh nonfiction titles on television, books, and film. You can find more online at smartpopbooks.com.
Title: Fifty Writers on Fifty Shades of Grey
Editor: Lori Perkins
Publisher: Smart Pop (An Imprint of BenBella Books), distributed by Perseus Distribution
Publication: November 20, 2012, $14.95 (CAN $17.50), Paper, ISBN: 978-1-937856-42-7
Fiction/Literature, 304 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/4
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