Sex Power Money  


Sex Power Money
Faber & Faber | August 29, 2019 | 336 pages
ISBN: 9780571335992

Award-winning comedian Sara Pascoe turns her attention to the things that really matter to humans - sex, power and money. Following her hit book Animal, Sara Pascoe decides to confront her fear of the male libido, and turns her attention to the things that really matter to humans, delving into such questions as: SEX Why don't people care about the welfare of the people they masturbate to? POWER Why is there such stigma around those who work in the sex industry? MONEY Why do some women still want men to buy them dinner? In this comedic and educational hopscotch over anatomy, the history of sexual representation and the sticky way all human interactions are underwritten by wealth, Pascoe explores whether we'll ever be able to escape the Conundrum of Heterosexuality if women can't help but admire status, and men obsess about youth and physicality. Drawing on anecdotal experience, unqualified opinion, interviews and original research, Sex Power Money is thought-provoking and riotously funny: a fresh take on the oldest discussion. Praise for Sara Pascoe's previous book Animal: 'Brilliant.' Frankie Boyle 'Some comics serve up their anxieties just for laughs; Pascoe draws on hers to offer provocative (and positive) new perspectives on the world.' Guardian 'A tremendously exciting voice: timely, intelligent and buzzing with comedic charm . . . Pascoe has something to say and a thoroughly engaging way of saying it.' The Times 'The funniest, best book about sexuality, sex and sexy - and not so sexy - time ever written. I love it.' Jessica Hynes