The San Francisco Chronicle describes Bright as "the X-rated intellectual" and The New York Times hails her as "the voice of sweet reason and literacy." This sixth annual edition of a best-selling series is sure to satisfy old fans and leave newcomers begging for more.
Included in this collection:
- Excerpt from Licking Our Wounds by Elise D'Haene
- "How to Come on a Bus" by Anne Tourney
- "The Two Gentlemen of Verona" by Richard Collins
- "Jack" by Michael Thomas Ford
- Excerpt from The End of Alice by A. M. Homes
- "Up for a Nickel" by Thomas S. Roche
- "Penetration" by Cecilia Tan
- "Watershed" by Jack Murnighan
- "Spurt" by Kevin Killian
- "Three Obscene Phone Calls" by Marian Phillips
- "Picking Up Daddy" by Robin Sweeney
- "The Number One Song in the Country" by Ben Neihart
- "All This and Heaven, Too" by John Mason Skipp
- "Mother of Pearl" by Donald Rawley
- "Fleeing Gods" by Mary Anne Mohanraj
- "The Balm That Heals" by Tsaurah Litzky
- "Doctor Fell" by Michael Bronski
- "The Terminatrix" by Edo Van Belkom
- "Tell Me What It Is" by Edward Falco
- "Is Your Husband Obsessed with On-Line Pornography?" by Keri Pentauk
Previously published as Best American Erotica 1999.
"[Susie Bright is] the avatar of American erotica." (The New York Times)
What members say
I grew up reading science fiction anthologies so I came to learn they can be frustrating at times. Everyone has differing tastes, and despite an editor's best efforts the chance of all the stories pleasing everyone is slim to none. And an anthology of erotic stories is even more dangerous. The stories depend to at least a certain extent to being able to get the reader's sexual interest and one person's sexual fantasy is often another's turn off. But I've loved Susie Bright's "In Bed With..." series here on Audible for years, and wanted to give this a try.
And I was pleasantly surprised at how many I actually enjoyed. I like stories that mix genres, so it's understandable I liked the ghost story. But the film noir story was a more unexpected pleasure since it mixed the hard boiled crime story I like with a gay storyline I generally don't.
In most cases I don't purchase abridged or partial audio book so picking one marked as "unabridged selections" was a first. But after listening to the whole thing, I think selecting specific stories for the audio version was a great idea. I may have to sample some more of the "Best American Erotica" series.
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- SJ Welsted
A little bit of erotica
These stories were all short and over within a few minutes. The majority were good and often very steamy. The prologue at the start by the editor was somewhat annoying but that had more to do with her American twang than what she was saying. However, she did forwarn that the mix of stories included all sorts of erotica and it was simply that, but there were only a few that I skipped over. This was either because they were not interesting to me or not my cup of tea, but on the whole enjoyable to listen to.