By Elena Azzoni
After having spent approximately her whole grownup lifestyles courting girls (and liking it), Elena Azzoni felt beautiful safe in her sexual orientation: she’d even simply been topped omit Lez 2007. Then, someday in yoga category, a male instructor moved in as regards to modify her pose . . . and she or he without notice chanced on herself intensely—bafflingly—attracted to him. ultimately she initiated a flirtation with him; after that, there has been no going again. A 12 months Straight is a chronicle of the hilariously disastrous yr following Azzoni’s abrupt dive into the realm of courting males: the right age to drink and continue her personal hours, yet as clueless as a young person by way of interpreting men’s phrases and activities, Azzoni is uniquely situated to discover herself in a few ridiculously absurd eventualities. frequently cringe-worthy and sometimes unimaginable, A yr Straight is a wildly wonderful examine one woman’s stories courting a brand new sex—the contrary sex.
"Frank, humorous and revealing of relatives between—and among—the sexes."
"A yr immediately is a hilarious, engrossing page-turner that provides an entire new twist at the big apple courting scene."
— Katie Crouch, writer, ladies in Trucks
"Azzoni leaves no genitalia unturned in her heroic quest for romance, and it's a credits to her profitable writing that she makes any such certain topic believe so relatable."
— Tami Sagher, author, How I Met Your mom, 30 Rock, and Bored to Death
"Elena Azzoni's memoir is a pleasant read—thoughtful and miraculous, Azzoni seals the take care of her bona fide and unassuming wit"
— Alix Olson, writer/Performer
"Elena's moments of awkwardness, pleasure, self-doubt, and heartbreak are informed with enticing wit and candor, however it is her forthrightness concerning the advanced problems with gender and sexuality that makes this e-book so original."
— Lisa Diamond, writer, Sexual Fluidity
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That is, it was one that I must have passed through while sizing the man up, a moment in which fantasy infiltrated consciousness. The fantasy, though not exactly conscious, shaped my conscious experience. I want to unpack some of the more accessible features of this fantasy. ” Though “my guy” would never actually wear that tee shirt, for me he functions/ed here as the only “guy” who, were he to want to, could. Thinking some more about this “my guy” figure, I realized that not only does he win here, against this fellow; but, more importantly, he always wins, against anybody.
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