In the Flesh is a monthly reading series held the third Thursday of every month at the appropriately named Happy Ending Lounge, and features the city's best erotic writers sharing stories to get you hot and bothered, hosted and curated by erotic writer/editor Rachel Kramer Bussel (Best Sex Writing series, Do Not Disturb, Spanked, Dirty Girls, etc.). From erotic poetry to down and dirty smut, these authors get naked on the page and will make you lust after them and their words. Themed nights have included True Sex Confessions, Revenge of the Sex Columnists, GLBT Night, and Comedy Sex. Readers have included Laura Antoniou, Mo Beasley, Susie Bright, Lily Burana, Jessica Cutler, Stephen Elliott, Martha Garvey, Gael Greene, Andy Horwitz, Debra Hyde, Maxim Jakubowski, Josh Kilmer-Purcell, Tsaurah Litzky, Suzanne Portnoy, Sofia Quintero, M.J. Rose, Danyel Smith, Grant Stoddard, Cecilia Tan, Carol Taylor, Veronica Vera, Zane and others. In The Flesh debuted in October 2005. Contact rachelkramerbussel at for bookings, press, or questions. Click here In The Flesh: Los Angeles. “…writer and host Rachel Kramer Bussel welcomes eroticism of all stripes, spots and textures to the Happy Ending lounge on the Lower East Side.,” New York Times UrbanEye newsletter, August 15, 2007 email rachelkramerbussel at for booking or other information or interview requests

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Heather Whaley tells of her worst date ever at Sex & Food Night at In The Flesh Reading Series

At Sex & Food Night, we were lucky enough to give away 3 copies of Heather Whaley's book Eat Your Feelings: Recipes for Self-Loathing (thanks!) and to hear Heather tell the store of her worst date ever (inspiration for the Worst Date Nutty Cheeseball recipe in her book, which in my opinion is worth it for the hilarious table of contents alone). You'll feel better about your worst date after hearing about hers! In two parts, below. "Sometimes it's just easier to fuck the guy rather than tell him why you're not going to." Yes, you want to hear this story!

See 193 more photos of Cathy and the other readers in this Sex & Food Night Flickr set; all photos by Anya Garrett.

Eat Your Feelings: Recipes for Self-Loathing

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