The Surrender: An Erotic Memoir by Toni BentleyThe Surrender: An Erotic Memoir by Toni Bentley

The Surrender: An Erotic Memoir

byToni Bentley

Paperback | September 27, 2005

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Few women do it and even fewer will admit to it. But in Toni Bentley's daring and intimate memoir, The Surrender, she pulls the sheets back on an erotic experience that's been forbidden since the Bible and celebrates "the joy that lies on the other side of convention, where risk is real and rapture resides." From Story of O to The Kiss to The Sexual Life of Catherine M., readers have been enthralled with sexually subversive memoirs by women. But even those erotic classics didn't navigate the psychosexual terrain that Bentley does when she meets a lover who introduces her to a radical and unexpected pleasure, to the "holy" act that she came to see as her awakening.

The Surrender is a witty, intelligent, and eloquent exploration of one woman's obsession that will be sure to leave readers questioning their own desires.

Toni Bentley danced with George Balanchine’s New York City Ballet for ten years. She is the author of Winter Season: A Dancer’s Journal, Holding On to the Air: An Autobiography (by Suzanne Farrell with Toni Bentley), Costumes by Karin-ska and Sisters of Salome, all of which were New York Times Notable Books. She has written articles f...
Title:The Surrender: An Erotic MemoirFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8 × 6 × 0.56 inPublished:September 27, 2005Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060732474

ISBN - 13:9780060732479

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Intense Book I love the way this book was written. It is a memoir (first person account) but it has musings on literature, sociology and psychology. Yes it is an erotic memoir specifically focused on the pleasures of surrendering to anal sex but it is absolutely engaging and insightful. Loved it!
Date published: 2018-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Surrender It was great to read about the wonderful experience this women had. I found the ending a surprise. I was excited to reading about the authors experience with anal sex, taboo to some. Her thoughts on conventional sex would be enlightening for the male reader. This book was very well written. Intense,exciting, refreshing.
Date published: 2006-01-31

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“Stylish and amusing.”