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Dirty Words

A Literary Encyclopedia of Sex

by Ellen Sussman

Hardcover, 291 pages, St Martins Pr, List Price: $19.99 |

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A Literary Encyclopedia of Sex
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A lighthearted encyclopedic volume of modern sex terms features essays, anecdotes, and cultural definitions for approximately one hundred entries, in an alphabetically organized resource that includes writing excerpts by such figures as Steve Almond, Patricia Marx, and Phillip Lopate. 30,000 first printing.