By Elena Azzoni
After having spent approximately her whole grownup lifestyles courting ladies (and liking it), Elena Azzoni felt beautiful safe in her sexual orientation: she’d even simply been topped omit Lez 2007. Then, sooner or later in yoga type, a male instructor moved in just about modify her pose . . . and she or he all of sudden stumbled on herself intensely—bafflingly—attracted to him. finally she initiated a flirtation with him; after that, there has been no going again. A 12 months Straight is a chronicle of the hilariously disastrous yr following Azzoni’s abrupt dive into the realm of relationship males: the right age to drink and continue her personal hours, yet as clueless as a youngster in terms of interpreting men’s phrases and activities, Azzoni is uniquely situated to discover herself in a few ridiculously absurd situations. usually cringe-worthy and infrequently unimaginable, A 12 months Straight is a wildly interesting examine one woman’s reports courting a brand new sex—the contrary sex.
"Frank, humorous and revealing of kinfolk between—and among—the sexes."
"A 12 months instantly is a hilarious, engrossing page-turner that provides a complete new twist at the long island relationship scene."
— Katie Crouch, writer, women in Trucks
"Azzoni leaves no genitalia unturned in her heroic quest for romance, and it's a credits to her profitable writing that she makes any such distinctive topic suppose so relatable."
— Tami Sagher, author, How I Met Your mom, 30 Rock, and Bored to Death
"Elena Azzoni's memoir is a pleasant read—thoughtful and wonderful, Azzoni seals the take care of her bona fide and unassuming wit"
— Alix Olson, writer/Performer
"Elena's moments of awkwardness, pleasure, self-doubt, and heartbreak are informed with enticing wit and candor, however it is her forthrightness concerning the advanced problems with gender and sexuality that makes this booklet so original."
— Lisa Diamond, writer, Sexual Fluidity
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