The Best American Erotica, Volume 8: When the Student Is Ready

  • by Susie Bright, Todd Belton, Marge Piercy
  • Narrated by Susie Bright, Kathe Mazur, Stephen Hoye, Stefan Rudnicki
  • 5 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Featuring erotic stories by: Marge Piercy, Nathan Englander, Jerry Stahl, Dani Shapiro, and M.J. Rose.
In The Best American Erotica, Volume 8, Marge Piercy introduces us to the nerd-kid sex club, Nathan Englander explores the addictive power of a peep show, Jerry Stahl relates a dare from an extremely demanding girlfriend, and Dani Shapiro proves the difference between the fantasy and the reality of losing your virginity.
Included in this collection:


"Expanding on an Idea" by Todd Belton
Excerpt from Three Women: "The New Kid" by Marge Piercy
"You Know What?" by Cara Bruce
"Sink" by Matt Bernstein Sycamore
"Greek Sex" by Tsaurah Litzky
Excerpt from Peep Show by Nathan Englander
"Fleshlight" by Joe Maynard
"Backstage Boys" by Wendy Becker
Excerpt from Perv: A Love Story by Jerry Stahl
"Bed of Leaves" by Dani Shapiro
"Spew Forth" by Dodie Bellamy
"Sunday" by Dan Taulapapa McMullin
"When the Student Is Ready" by Claire Tristram
Excerpt from Lip Service by M J Rose
"The Man Who Ate Women" by Damian Grace
"That's Awful, That's Nothing" by Wade Krueger
"Deflower" by Rosalind Christine Lloyd
"In This Corner" by Charles Flowers
"And Early to Rise" by Hanne Blank
"Rooster" by Jack Murnighan
Previously published as Best American Erotica 2001.

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"[Susie Bright is] the avatar of American erotica." (The New York Times)

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Second time reading a collection of erotica

The first collection I read - the 2002 collection - I couldn't listen to the end. It was just too weird, too out of anything am used to, I just couldn't continue. This is better, maybe my sensitivity has dulled. Maybe because it's shorter. A number were a little too much for me though, but some I really liked - like the guy that offered himself for facesitting by 20 or so random women. I kept thinking, he did this for 2 hours??? Really? How didn't he suffocate?
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- Florida

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-12-2006
  • Publisher: Susie Bright