Working Stiff: The Misadventures of an Accidental Sexpert (P.S.)

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A twenty-two-year-old perennial virgin, Englishman Grant Stoddard didn't know what to do with his life in America—until he won an X-rated online contest, the prize being intercourse with an infamous married sex columnist. He consequently wound up delivering mail at Nerve.com but accidentally found his calling as a gonzo sex reporter who would try any and every lurid activity his crafty coworkers devised—from offering himself up as man-bait at a hard-core gay bar to attending an elite orgy, to being a hapless participant in a sexual home invasion—all the while wishing he could be safely tucked in bed.

Working Stiff is the humble, hilarious, and delightfully salacious fish-into-water story of a young man who followed his heart—and other organs—into places where few would dare to venture.

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Grant Stoddard came to the United States in pursuit of true love. After eighteen months of couch-surfing, he was in danger of being deported when he discovered his true calling as New York's most intrepid sex columnist—despite having little experience in either sex or writing. He lives in New York City.

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“Stoddard’s prose manages to be clever, poignant, x-rated, and hilarious... I couldn’t put it down.” (Lauren Weisberger, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA and EVERYONE WORTH KNOWING)

“[O]ne of the best works of creative nonfiction since Joan Didon’s Slouching Towards Bethlehem.” (The Advocate)

“[C]onsistently hilarious...smart and appealing.” (Publishers Weekly)

“HUCK FINN at the Playboy Mansion...you’ll have a fantastically fun frolic in Grant’s world.” (Elle)

“Paperback Pick” (Chicago Sun-Times)

“[H}ilarious, occasionally disturbing and utterly impossible to put down...wrting--and not fornicating--is Stoddard’s true calling.” (Calgary Herald)

“At it’s finest, his work is an antidote to the swaggering misogyny of the genre dubbed “fratire.” (Los Angeles Times Book Review)

TOP PICK FOR 2007 (The Vancouver Province (British Columbia))

“[H]ard to put back on the shelf...remarkably endearing.” (Calgary Herald (Canada))

“[C]ringingly hilarious.” (Kirkus Reviews)

“Funny, exuberant, outrageous, and tender -- WORKING STIFF is an erotic and comedic page-turner.” (Jonathan Ames, author of WAKE UP, SIR!)

“Grant Stoddard’s debut is a sex memoir with heart: an American (wet) dream come true.” (Jessica Cutler, author of THE WASHINGTONIENNE)

“Stoddard takes on the city with poignancy and hilarity...and triumphs.” (Jonathan Kilmer-Purcell, New York Times bestselling author of I Am Not Myself These Days)

“[R]elayed with self-deprecating wit, a surprising sweetness, and an unceasing sense of amazement.” (Booklist)

“[A] brave, moving, and, yes, seductive story” (David Goodwillie, author of SEEMED LIKE A GOOD IDEA AT THE TIME)

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