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An Evening with Janet W. Hardy: Notes of an Aging Pervert - Book Launch Party

Dec 1st
3:30 AM - 4:30 AM

Click HERE for Digital Presale: $20

Door (if available) $25 cash | $27 credit |

Entry includes access to Creature Feature ft. Bite Club @ 9:30 PM

Animal, creature, or holiday theme encouraged but not mandatory!

Copies will be available in person for purchase & signing. Click HERE to order a copy now!

@TheKinkyLibrary will be there to allow you to perv their books!

”A meaningful, beautiful, and necessary book on how to get old. Being slutty and being alive for a long time is a true honor and a privilege. This book lays it all out in frank and profound terms. I loved it. Let’s get old together and truly live it and not lose any of the things we used to be but just do them all better.” — Margaret Cho

About the Book:

From the legendary co-author of The Ethical Slut comes this meditation on aging. With the awareness and insights she has garnered through life as a kinky celebrant of alternative and extreme sexualities, Janet W. Hardy's Notes of an Aging Pervert considers everything from wrinkles and hair loss to body modification and conscious dying - and how to fit into the changing human forms we end up becoming along the way.

This concise collection of spirited essays and joyful illustrations is often funny, occasionally sad, and sometimes mind-bending. Who among us can actually imagine an existence outside time, space, and the body? Assuredly a great read for anyone whose pathway diverges from the main road, Notes of an Aging Pervert is also a book for those who are aging - which is to say, everyone.

Any queer-identifying person, and a sizable number of straight ones, will find some rich, inspiring, and provocative ideas to ponder here, all shared in straightforward, accessible language that does away with the jargon often defining discussions of such complex subjects.

Notes of an Aging Pervert is the first in a new series of monographs from Unbound Edition Press, with Hardy setting the fearless tone for the titles to come. Hardy, who also is an accomplished illustrator, will create approximately a dozen drawings for the title.

About Janet W. Hardy:

Janet W. Hardy is the author or co-author of more than a dozen groundbreaking books about relationships and sexuality, including The Ethical Slut, which has sold more than 300,000 copies to date. She has traveled the world as a speaker and teacher on topics ranging from ethical multipartner relationships to erotic spanking and beyond. She has appeared in documentary films, television shows, and more podcasts and radio shows than she can count. Janet lives the life of a kinky, poly, queer, genderbent geezer in Eugene, Oregon, with her spouse and a whole lot of pets.

Hardy’s previous books have earned recognition from the Lambda Literary Awards, the Bisexual Book Awards, and the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom. They has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Janus and will be recognized with the Race Bannon Advocacy Award from the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom in the fall of 2022. View Janet's site here!

“Some of the ways in which aging affects me are the same as for anybody. A wrinkle is a wrinkle is a wrinkle, but approaching a scene designed to end with me sobbing, incoherent, and outside my own skin changes the way I feel about age. Imagining my own deathbed, and the lovers and ex-lovers, friends and family I hope will hold me as I move on, also changes the way I feel about age. Planning the removal of my breasts – not because I’m sick and not because I’m nonbinary, but simply because I’m bored with them and want them gone – changes how I feel about age, too.” - Janet W. Hardy, Notes of an Aging Pervert

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