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Let’s Talk About Sex

In Nudes, Elle Nash’s short stories traverse the lives and desires of working-class women, from ex-sex workers to brides-to-be. Brontez Purnell’s 100 Boyfriends follows queer men across the country as they navigate messy relationships and emotional minefields. And Melissa Broder’s Milk Fed follows a woman who obsessively counts calories as she severs ties with her mother and finds herself on an unexpected spiritual journey. Join these authors for a conversation about their new books and how the sexiest stories are sometimes also the funniest. Moderated by Rakesh Satyal (No One Can Pronounce My Name).

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