The Practical Seductress: How I Learned to Take My Hat and Run

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$17.95  $16.69
She Writes Press
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5.51 X 8.43 X 1.02 inches | 0.85 pounds

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About the Author
Sue Camaione has spent her professional life working as an education reporter, publications creative manager, and proposal writer focused on health research. Two of the chapters from The Practical Seductress were originally presented to Washington DC-area audiences at the Story Fest Short Slam storytelling contest, in which she won second place. Sue is a member of The Writers Center in Bethesda, Maryland, where she resides. In addition to performing in area storytelling competitions, she is penning the second book of her trilogy of memoirs and learning to play drums. She is also a literacy mentor to area students, hoping to foster a new generation of writers. Sue's sharp-tongued suffragette grandmother was her inspiration for writing The Practical Seductress.
"A frank memoir, equal parts scintillating, thoughtful, and moving."
--Kirkus Reviews

"Candid, brave, and honest, The Practical Seductress should be required reading, if for no other reason than to help so many men better understand and assist in overcoming the sexual double standards that continue to exist."
--Rob Jolles, author of How to Change Minds and Why People Don't Believe You

"Sue is brutally candid and funny in describing her journey. She fiercely fights gender bigotry as she seeks to pursue a fulfilling and sensually satisfying life."
--Chris Palmer, author of Finding Meaning and Success

"Sue's story left me laughing and wincing with recognition at memories of the 1970s sexual revolution. Coming of age during that era, we were naive and hopeful that the gender double standard could be overcome by our passionate pursuit of equality. Young women today would be wise to learn from this book that our rights as women cannot be taken for granted."
--Laurie Morin, author of Shero's Journey

"A quick read packed with emotional candor and wit and all about sexual desire? Yes, please! The Practical Seductress inhabits a space between hilarity and heartbreak, and weaves between pain and sharp humor, while staying grounded and focused on desire."
--Amy L. Freeman, essayist for The Washington Post, HuffPost, and

"A story fueled by intricate and entertaining storytelling; Sue bravely puts herself out there--sharing raw, honest tales of a girl's quest to overcome the sexual double standard. While she unravels and re-ravels her coming of age in a captivating, quick read, her journey toward womanhood and becoming a resilient, empowered feminist will leave a lasting impression. Her witty writing confronts difficult topics head-on and evokes the whole spectrum--from shock and outrage to hilarity and tears of joy."
--Cyn Meyer, founder of Second Wind Movement