Vow Of Celibacy: A Novel by Erin JudgeVow Of Celibacy: A Novel by Erin Judge

Vow Of Celibacy: A Novel

byErin Judge

Paperback | August 19, 2016

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Winner of the Bisexual Book Award for Best NovelNatalie has made a promise: a vow of celibacy, signed and witnessed by her best friend. After a string of sexual conquests, she is determined to figure out why the intense romantic connections she's spent her life chasing have left her emotionally high and dry. As Natalie sifts through her past and her present, she confronts her complicated feelings about her plus-sized figure, her bisexuality, and her thwarted career in fashion design.Piecing together toxic relationship patterns from her past, Natalie finds herself strutting down fashion runways and rekindling her passion for clothing design in the present. All the while, her best friend, Anastaze, struggles with her own secret-whether or not to reveal her true identity to the thousands of fans of her popular blog and her potential first sexual partner.Clever, sexy, and hilarious, Vow of Celibacy delves into the perilous terrain of love and relationships, the uncertainty of early adulthood, and the sustaining force of friendship. This is an irresistible novel about the stories we can't help but tell ourselves about others, and it captures in perfect pitch what it's like to be a young woman coming of age in America today.
Erin Judge spent half her childhood in Brooklyn and the other half in Plano, Texas, and somehow grew up to be a plus-sized bisexual nightclub entertainer who also writes literary fiction. Erin's first stand-up comedy CD, So Many Choices, was released by Rooftop Comedy Productions in 2012. She tours nationally with the Pink Collar Com...
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Title:Vow Of Celibacy: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.67 inPublished:August 19, 2016Publisher:Rare Bird BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1942600720

ISBN - 13:9781942600725

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Longreads Best of 2016: Most Under-recognized BookA sexual bildungsroman... Vow of Celibacy is both readable and fun - Natalie is no shrinking violet, and her life and observations make for quite a ride." - Lambda Literary "Erin Judge totally hits it out of the park with this funny, sexy, fat- and bi-positive debut novel." - Autostraddle "Millennial women: Natalie is all of us... Vow [of Celibacy] is a coming-of-age story for our generation, told with all the honesty we'd expect from Judge." - Wellesley Magazine "This novel is a freaking delight... " - Book Riot "... heart ripping and funny and marvelously written. It's a book I want to keep forever, and also have copies on hand to give to my friends." - Lara Lillibridge, Huffington Post "