The Sexual Life of Catherine M. by Catherine Millet

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A national best-seller that was featured on such lists as The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, the San Francisco Chronicle, The Boston Globe, and Publishers Weekly, The Sexual Life of Catherine M. was the controversial sleeper hit of the year. Since her youth, Catherine Millet, the eminent editor of Art Press, has led an extraordinarily active and free sexual life -- from al fresco encounters in Italy to a gang bang on the edge of the Bois du Boulogne to a high-class orgy at a chichi Parisian restaurant. A graphic account of sex stripped of sentiment, of a life of physical gratification and a relentlessly honest look at the consequences -- both liberating and otherwise -- have created this candid, powerful, and deeply intelligent depiction of unfettered sexuality.
 

About Catherine Millet

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Catherine Millet is editor in chief of "Art Press" magazine, published in France. She is the author of several books, including "The Sexual Life of Catherine M. Helen Stevenson grew up in South Yorkshire and studied modern languages at Oxford. She is a translator. She lives in London, England.
 
Published December 1, 2007 by Grove Press. 242 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Self Help, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Erotica, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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In a translation that preserves the elegance and clarity of Millet's prose, we are launched almost immediately into her life of group sex, anonymous sex, serial and public sex.

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The Guardian

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The Sexual Life of Catherine M by Catherine Millet, trans Adriana Hunter 186pp, Serpent's Tail, £12 The word "partouze" pops up often in La vie sexuelle de Catherine M ;

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Publishers Weekly

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Millet, art critic and editor of Art Press, has become a literary sensation in France with the publication of this graphic memoir of some 30 years of her sexual adventures.

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Star Tribune

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There is lofty reference to "ludic spirit" but also frank reminiscence of childhood, when Millet used to think up hot tricks for her Ken and Barbie dolls.

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Entertainment Weekly

With the brisk authority of a university lecturer, Millet spreads her legs, hands out speculums (and magnifying glasses and miners' lamps), and stares back in challenge -- a living art installation, a Woman As Receptacle who's docile, she says, ''not because I like submission...but out of a deep...

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