AUTHOR: Mae Martin
PUBLISHER: Wren & Rook
Can Everyone Please Calm Down?: A Guide to 21st Century Sexuality
by Mae Martin
Hello, I’m Mae Martin, a Canadian comedian with an encyclopaedic knowledge of Harry Potter trivia. Aside from this, though, if there’s one area that I’m 100% anecdotally and personally qualified to tackle, it’s sexuality. If there is a ‘sexuality spectrum’, then I’ve probably existed at every point on it at some stage in my life. This book is my attempt to demystify sexuality by narrating my own, often humiliating adventures in sex, dating, gender identity, etc. and to get everyone to Just. Calm. Down.
We’ll talk about the pros and cons of labels, and why history contains no stories of gay people living long, happy, successful lives. Also included: sexual fluidity, gay genes, Lady Gaga and bisexual monkeys.
My dream is that we get to a point where we don’t even need to discuss sexuality at all. Where it’s a total non-issue, and everyone’s falling in love with everyone all over the place. Seeing as we’re not there yet, however, I think it is incredibly important to talk about it. Openly, and without embarrassment. I hope this book is a step in that direction. ENJOY.
Author Mae Martin identifies as nonbinary and bisexual.
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