Laughing not Laughing
Editor: Catherine Merriman
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These voices are telling true stories which have not been heard before (indeed, have been deliberately repressed)... Katie Gramich
Laughing not Laughing is a unique collection of autobiographical writings about sexual experience, penned by women from Wales.
The authors, ranging in age from 20 to over 60 write about a fascinating range of experiences. Some accounts are blissful, some horrific, some farcical, some simply matter-of-fact.
Some authors write about a particular event, such as loss of virginity; others trace an aspect of their sexual lives over decades. Some tell us about their past; others their present. What shines through all is the honesty and frankness of the writing.
These brave voices are telling true stories about a subject that, despite the greater openness today, is still usually a private matter. The results are compelling and deeply illuminating. Laughing not Laughing is essential reading for anyone interested in women and their sexual lives.
Edited and introduced by writer Catherine Merriman, these accounts will variously entertain, inform, move, and on occasion, shock the reader.
Winner of the 'Best Publication Award' at the Erotic Awards 2004
"Illuminating, poignant, entertaining and 'unputdownable' - these accounts lift the lid on what Welsh women really think about sex."
The Big Issue Cymru
"Laughing not Laughing is the kind of book that everyone wants to borrow from you"
Clare Morgan,Planet Magazine
"This is a remarkable, inspiring collection, full of epiphanies and self-discovery, which may lead to a deeper understanding of female sexuality."
Kaite O'Reilly, New Welsh Review
Foreward/Intro by: Catherine Merriman
Category: Autobiography Anthologies
First published by Honno in : 2004
Contributors: Sarah Jones, Anne Colledge, Elizabeth Baines, Melanie Glyn, Jill Teague, Vron Gregg, Anne-Ruth Alton, Ruth Joseph, Katherine Downham, Suzee Moon, Gwerfyl Delahaye, SiÃ¢n Michaels, Alice Winter, Sue James, Marlene Mason, Ceridwen Hughes, Adele Woods, SiÃ¢n Melangell Dafydd,