A NEW YORK TIMES NEW & NOTEWORTHY BOOK A BUSTLE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK OF 2021 ONE OF PUREWOW'S "BOOKS WE CAN'T WAIT TO READ IN FEBRUARY" VANITY FAIR'S "THE BEST BOOKS TO BUY THIS VALENTINE'S DAY" Want Me
is complicated, fun, shocking, and heart-warming all at once.
, New York Times
bestselling author of Sex Object
Intimate, challenging, and so very smart. Want Me
is a gift.
--Rebecca Traister, New York Times
bestselling author of Good and Mad
Tracy Clark-Flory grew up wedged between fizzy declarations of girl power and the sexualized mandates of pop culture. It was broken glass ceilings and Girls Gone Wild infomercials. With a vague aim toward sexual empowerment, she set out to become what men wanted--or, at least, understand it.
In her moving, fresh, and darkly humorous memoir, she shares the thrilling and heartbreaking events that led to discovering conflicting truths about her own desire, first as a woman coming of age and then as a veteran journalist covering the sex beat. Tracing her experiences on adult film sets, at fetish conventions, and during an orgasmic meditation retreat (to name just a few), Clark-Flory weaves in statistics and expert voices to reckon with our views on sexual freedom. Want Me
is about looking for love, sex, and power as a woman in a culture that is freer than ever, yet defined by unprecedented pressures and enduring constraints. This is a first-hand example of one woman who navigated the mixed messages of sexual expectation, only to discover the complexity of her own wants and our collective need to change the limitations of that journey.
About the Author
Tracy Clark-Flory is a senior staff writer at Jezebel. Her work has been published in Cosmopolitan, Elle, Esquire, Marie Claire, Salon, The Guardian, Women's Health, and the yearly Best Sex Writing anthology. Prior to Jezebel, she was a senior staff writer at Salon. She has appeared on 20/20, MSNBC and NPR. Tracy lives in San Francisco with her family.