Books published by Cleis Press

Healing Sex

Cleis Press | June 19, 2019 | 267 pages
The first encouraging, sex-positive guide for all women survivors of sexual assault — heterosexual, bisexual, lesbian, coupled, and single — who want to reclaim their sex lives. While most books on the topic broach sexuality only to reassure women that it is all right to say “no” to... More Info

A People's History of the Peculiar

Cleis Press | April 8, 2014 | 288 pages
"Truly trivia you can't live without, A People's History of the Peculiar is filled with facts, lists, definitions, and astonishing information guaranteed to provide you with the best cocktail conversation for many years to come! Your guide, Nick Belardes, has devoted his life to poking around the... More Info

The All You Need Is Less

Cleis Press | June 19, 2019 | 232 pages
"All You Need is Less is about realistically adopting an eco-friendly lifestyle without either losing your mind from the soul-destroying guilt of using a plastic bag because you forgot your reusable ones in the trunk of your car (again), or becoming a preachy know-it-all whom everyone loathes from... More Info

Black Like Us

Cleis Press | October 4, 2011 | 555 pages
Winner of the 2003 Lambda Literary Award for Fiction Anthology Showcasing the work of literary giants like Langston Hughes, James Baldwin, Audre Lorde, Alice Walker, and writers whom readers may be surprised to learn were "in the life," Black Like Us is the most comprehensive collection of fiction... More Info

The Art of Living Joyfully

Cleis Press | October 16, 2012 | 156 pages
Allen Klein is a motivational speaker and author who believes strongly in the way words can influence how we feel mentally, physically, and spiritually. In this day of tweeting, texting, cyberspeak and the non-language of email, the written and spoken word has the power to touch our hearts and lift... More Info