Can Everyone Please Calm Down?
Mae Martin's Guide to 21st Century Sexuality
By Mae Martin
Hello, I'm Mae Martin, and this book is my attempt to demystify sexuality by narrating my own, often humiliating adventures in sex, dating, gender identity, etc. and to get everyone to Just. Calm. Down.
Hello, I'm Mae Martin, a Canadian comedian with an encyclopedic knowledge of Harry Potter trivia. Aside from this, though, if there's one area that I'm 100% anecdotally and personally qualified to tackle, it's sexuality. If there is a 'sexuality spectrum', then I've probably existed at every point on it at some stage in my life. This book is my attempt to demystify sexuality by narrating my own, often humiliating adventures in sex, dating, gender identity, etc. and to get everyone to Just. Calm. Down.
We'll talk about the pros and cons of labels, why history contains no stories of gay people living long, happy, successful lives, and my Number One teen crush Katie Anderson. Also included: sexual fluidity, gay genes, Lady Gaga and bisexual monkeys.
My dream is that we get to a point where we don't even need to discuss sexuality at all. Where it's a total non-issue, and everyone's falling in love with everyone all over the place. Seeing as we're not there yet, however, I think it is incredibly important to talk about it. Openly, and without embarrassment. I hope this book is a step in that direction. ENJOY.
Mae is a writer and comedian who has appeared on the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Radio 1 and Radio 4. She has appeared numerous times at the Edinburgh Fringe, and has supported Nina Conti on tour. Her show Mae Martin's Guide to 21st Century Sexuality was broadcast on Radio 4 in 2016 and nominated for an Audio Drama Award in 2017. The follow-up show, Mae Martin's Guide to 21st Century Addiction, was broadcast on Radio 4 in 2017.
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- Publication date:
08 Nov 2018
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