January 17th, 2010 | people I know
Coming & Crying: real stories about sex from the other side of the bed. A Kickstarter-powered book project by Melissa Gira Grant and Meaghan O’Connell:
Meaghan and Melissa (or, "we") met because of the internet and writing, and writing about sex (and blogging about writing about sex). Almost since then, we’ve been talking about how we need to do a book like this: a collection of stories (and photographs) from the messy, awkward, hilarious, painful, and ultimately true side of sex.
As part of this project, all of the money we raise together will go towards producing the book and to paying its contributors. The more we bring in, the more we can put out — a prettier book, bigger take-home for our writers and photographers, and fancier packages for all those who pledge.
We want to produce this book because we want to read it; it’s something we’ve been looking for for a long time and haven’t found yet. Compelling writing that doesn’t skip over the interesting parts, writing that is willing to go there, to be brave and to dwell in it, the way few published authors have….