A Year Straight by Elena Azzoni
Confessions of a Boy-Crazy Lesbian Beauty Queen

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After having spent nearly her entire adult life dating women (and liking it), Elena Azzoni felt pretty secure in her sexual orientation: she’d even just been crowned Miss Lez 2007. Then, one day in yoga class, a male teacher moved in close to adjust her pose . . . and she suddenly found herself intensely—bafflingly—attracted to him. Eventually she initiated a flirtation with him; after that, there was no going back. A Year Straight is a chronicle of the hilariously disastrous year following Azzoni’s abrupt dive into the world of dating men: old enough to drink and keep her own hours, but as clueless as an adolescent when it comes to deciphering men’s words and actions, Azzoni is uniquely positioned to find herself in some ridiculously absurd scenarios. Often cringe-worthy and occasionally unbelievable, A Year Straight is a wildly entertaining look at one woman’s experiences dating a new sex—the opposite sex.
 

About Elena Azzoni

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Elena Azzoni is a writer and actress who has performed her comedic stage work at various venues throughout New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area. Her one-woman show, This Is the Way I Pray: Confessions of a Yearning Heart on a Sugar High, received standing ovations each night of its sold-out run at BAX Theater in Brooklyn, NY in 2007. She has also appeared on the LOGO channel and was one of the women featured in the debut edition of the ldquo;I Heart Brooklyn Girlsrdquo; calendar. Azzoni holds a masterrsquo;s degree from New College and a bachelorrsquo;s degree in women, gender and sexuality studies from UMass Amherst. She currently lives in New York and Paris, France.
 
Published October 25, 2011 by Seal Press. 258 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Political & Social Sciences, Romance, Gay & Lesbian, Parenting & Relationships, Self Help, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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What sets this account apart from the typical mildly ironic coming-of-age chick-lit memoir is Azzoni’s bald examination of how acting on this “newfound man-lust” would rock not only her sense of self but her station in the gay community: “What if I were truly attracted to men?” she writes.

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One night, Elena Azzoni was being crowned queen of the lesbian pageant, Miss Lez.

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In A Year Straight: Confessions of a Boy-Crazy Lesbian Beauty Queen Azzoni explores her newfound attraction to the mysterious opposite sex after years of batting for the other team, relearning how to play without knowing the new team’s rules.

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