Coming and Crying

Coming and Crying from the Introduction We knew from our earliest conversations that Coming Crying was meant not to be erotic but true We wanted to make a book that charged people with telling real stories about sex bu

  • Title: Coming and Crying
  • Author: Melissa Gira Grant Meaghan O'Connell Stephen Elliott Matthew Gallaway Alex Hoyt Jonathan Ames William Ball K. Bridgeman
  • ISBN: 9780615384948
  • Page: 291
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Coming and Crying

    from the Introduction We knew from our earliest conversations that Coming Crying was meant not to be erotic but true We wanted to make a book that charged people with telling real stories about sex but didn t pressure them to turn anyone on Coming Crying aims not for conclusions about sex but for the truth that is found in our shared experience of it We recofrom the Introduction We knew from our earliest conversations that Coming Crying was meant not to be erotic but true We wanted to make a book that charged people with telling real stories about sex but didn t pressure them to turn anyone on Coming Crying aims not for conclusions about sex but for the truth that is found in our shared experience of it We recognize each other as human not through a singular narrative, but in our own particular stories.There are twenty four stories in this book and we hope all of them will knock you out or wake you up or make you feel less alone You ll encounter at least twenty four people in a way one does not usually Some of the names you ll recognize, because they are established writers or your friends or people you follow on the Internet already That s how we know them, too.

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    1. Amelia

      To put it simply, this collection deserved better editing. The writers deserved it.The backers deserved it.The readers deserved it. But the editors failed to do their job thoroughly, carefully, and completely, and it shows on nearly every page. There are truly wonderful stories in this collection, but almost every one feels unfinished. A few times I turned pages and was shocked to find a new story where I’d expected to see the end of the previous one. A number of stories read like blog posts, [...]

    2. Meave

      This anthology was not edited as carefully as it deserved.Editing essays from different writers is difficult, but that is the editor's job. Particularly in this instance: only two of the 24 essays in this collection had been previously published, meaning most likely 22 of them had never seen an editor outside of their respective authors, and while self-editing is fine for a first draft or a casual blog, a published essay deserves more attention. These essays absolutely required more work than a [...]

    3. Audacia Ray

      Usually, I don't rate or review books that I have pieces in - it just seems wrong somehow. But I'm making an exception for Coming & Crying. This is a truly great and different collection of stories - I feel like I've been spoiled by reading stories like these online, but realize that there isn't much representation of sad, disturbing, and true stories about sex (and feelings) in print. This book changes that, and it's something that "sex positive" culture, which is all too much about sex bei [...]

    4. Matthew

      I haven't read this book yet but something tells me that it is the greatest book you will read for some time, unless you are one of my blood relatives or potential employers in which case it is a terrible, terrible book that you should never, ever pick up.

    5. Nicki

      I wanted to love this, but I just can't. While inconsistency is to be expected from a collection of essays, the discrepancy in quality between each story is too much. The editing is not entirely to be blamed of course. Some of them are much too long, others are too short to get anything out of them. In most cases it's easy to see what the writers are going for, it's just not there. That's not even universally true, though. I love the concept of this book, and that makes it all the more annoying [...]

    6. Matthew Gallaway

      I have a piece in this collection, so let's get that out of the way right off the bat! That said, while I can't say that I loved every story equally, I very much enjoyed the book as a whole, and found myself nodding in agreement in many places and LOLing in many others. Writing about sex is never easy, and for the most part I think anyone interested in frank, unsentimental stories from and about ppl of MANY sexual identities and orientations (a commendable feature, in my mind, for which the edit [...]

    7. Lether

      I was lucky enough to be sent a free copy from Melissa and Meaghan last month from sending a letter in response to a tumblr post. It's a wonderful anthology/collection of stories and I can't recommend it enough. It truly is a book that will be there for you when you need it. For a laugh or for a cry.

    8. Alayna

      I didn't want it to end!Certainly not every essay was perfect and some were, of course, better than others. I wasn't expecting perfection, but I didn't anticipate the extent to which these essays really moved me, and I'm pleased and somehow grateful (?) for the opportunity to witness them.This was the most mind-bending book I read this year. I loved it.

    9. Sarah Jaffe

      I read one story a night until one morning when I didn't want to do anything else but read this book, and so I finished it. And it is still by my bed, because it is that kind of a book. It will always be by my bed, I think.

    10. Courtney

      Intense and visceral. I almost cried during one story, and I laughed out loud during another. Very powerful, especially when you remember they're all true.

    11. Natalie S.

      Definitely worth the $9 I spent on the Kindle edition of this collection of essays (which are about sex and written largely by ~millennials~, so at least five of them have the same voice), which is a fairly generous compliment considering that a few of them were preeeettttty bad. But the ones that were very good certainly outnumbered the ones that were stupid. The essays by the editors, Meaghan O’Connell and Melissa Gira Grant, were both excellent. I would pay to read Charlotte Shane’s groce [...]

    12. Janelle

      On the whole, I liked it a lot and I think it's an important endeavor.I agree with other reviewers who say that this collection could have used stronger editing -- both for content and copyediting -- but in a way, the slipshod, really on in some parts, kinda off in others suits the tone of the book. Sex is often sloppy and leaving you wanting, wondering what's going on. I suppose that sounds too forgiving, but the heart of the book shines through the rough bits. Sex and the emotions tied up with [...]

    13. Elle

      Other reviews have pointed out that this book could have done with a bit more editing. However, I didn't think that when reading this. The stories in it are maybe a little raw, but it adds to the feel of them rather than taking away from it. These are stories about sex and relationships, in different forms. No two stories in this collection are the same, and they all touch on different aspects. They're nicely written, and probably because they haven't been polished to perfection they feel that l [...]

    14. Lee

      I don't really understand the criticism of strange endings, misframed narratives, content-based-whatever in this book -- each story told exactly the story it needed to tell. Some felt less powerful than others but that's a subjective given. Standouts for me were Meaghan O'Connell, Erica Moore, and Danny Vitolo. Do you have any idea how weird it is to actually read the acknowledgements page in full, fully expecting to "know" the people named? It's really really weird. Very important book.

    15. Sarah

      A really wonderful collection of short stories, essays, musings about sex and the odd, sometimes inexplicable things that can surround sex and relationships. Some of the stories are erotic, some aren't at all, but every one makes you look at sex in a different way, with a fresh outlook. I had many laugh-out-loud moments, as well as introspective moments, and a quite a few "oh myyyy" moments as well. A great read!

    16. Aubriane

      An easy and entertaining read - it is set up as a book about sex, but is actually about the relationships, feelings, and circumstances surrounding sex. It is a memoir with multiple beautiful voices and some incredible prose writing. Highly recommended. I have lent it to many friends and have not heard a single word against it.

    17. Adrienne

      Anyone have a copy of this they'd be prepared to sell and ship to the UK? Anyone know where I can buy a copy of this in the UK? I understand it's sold out in the US and being re-printed.

    18. Katie

      Very few stories in this book were good. Some of the writers did great, while others made their stories equivalent to some high school creative writing paper.

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