AUTHOR: Jen Winston
PUBLISHER: Atria
LANGUAGE: English
DATE: 2021
PAGES: 336
ISBN:
9781982179175

Greedy: Notes from a Bisexual Who Wants Too Much

by Jen Winston

If Jen Winston knows one thing for sure, it’s that she’s bisexual. Or wait—maybe she isn’t? Actually, she definitely is. Unless…she’s not?

Jen’s provocative debut takes us inside her journey of self-discovery, leading us through stories of a childhood “girl crush,” an onerous quest to have a threesome, and an enduring fear of being bad at sex. Greedy follows Jen’s attempts to make sense of herself as she explores the role of the male gaze, what it means to be “queer enough,” and how to overcome bi stereotypes when you’re the posterchild for all of them: greedy, slutty, and constantly confused.

Greedy shows us that being bisexual is about so much more than who you’re sleeping with—it’s about finding stability in a state of flux and defining yourself on your own terms. This book inspires us to rethink the world as we know it, reminding us that Greedy was a superpower all along.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
  • A Story to Ease the Author’s Imposter Syndrome
  • What I Talk About When I Talk About Bisexuality
  • PART I: I Want a Word For This
    • Cuffed Jeans and Feelig Seen
    • Hot and Cool
    • Girl Crush: Clinical Observations
    • True Life: I Masturbate Wrong
    • Dating and Walking
    • A Girl Called Rhonda
  • PART II: I Want You to Like Me (Even Though I Don’t Like You)
    • Crush on a Couple
    • The Men Who Ghost Me
    • The Power Dynamic
    • The Neon Sweater
    • Knots
  • PART III: I Want to be Queer Enough
    • Out of the Woods
    • Bisexuality in Men: A Retrospective
    • Do I Make Myself Queer?
    • Bad at Sex
    • Boundaries: A Fairy Tale
    • A Few Words on Platonic Love
  • PART IV: I Want Too Much and Then Some
    • A Queer Love Story
    • Brinley James Ford
    • Gender Is a Drag: A Timeline
  • Acknowledgements
  • References
QUOTES

“You put off coming out because you thought no one would care, but as it turns out, plenty of people do care, just not in the way you’d hoped.”
– Jen Winston, Greedy: Notes from a Bisexual Who Wants Too Much

“Gay and lesbian bars, safe havens for some, are rarely safe havens for bi people. But where does that leave us to go? It’s like the gay and straight communities are our parents and each thought the other would pick us up from school.”
– Jen Winston, Greedy: Notes from a Bisexual Who Wants Too Much

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