Book giveaway: Men Undressed!

Wiener Dogs Reading Books: Men Undressed

I’m giving away a copy of the Men Undressed anthology, out from Other Voices/DZANC Books!

I’m particularly psyched about this giveaway, because my piece “Erasure,” is included in the anthology. And I’m unusually delighted about this particular piece having been published, because “Erasure” is an excerpt from my novel-in-progress. A mini-debut, so to speak, of a years-long obsession of mine.

Just so you know, my piece is a sex scene. The entire anthology is comprised of literary sex scenes. All the stories, all written by women, feature male protagonists in sex scenes.[1] I’ve read many of the stories, and they are all amazing, written by writers like Jennifer Egan, Aimee Bender, A.M. Homes, and Kim Addonizio.

Men Undressed anthology

There’ll be a bunch of publicity revving up for the anthology; among the many things planned are:

Opening lines of “Erasure”:

“Myung-Ja came home from her overtime shift at the hospital before dawn, her tired steps crunching gravel in the courtyard with an unfamiliar tempo that awakened Yong, who then lay tensed on the heated ondol floor waiting for either a key in the door or the brutal sounds of someone breaking in, his morning erection fading with his heartbeat. He wondered if a day would come when he wouldn’t react to sudden noise like this, when he might even sleep through any shift in environment. In the darkness, he vowed to protect any future children from this ever-vigilant state, one that made him aware of survival on a minute-to minute basis. He vowed to spoil them rotten, coddle them, never let them heave into consciousness with great fear…”

I hope that whets your appetite…

So let’s get to the heart of the matter: the giveaway!

You can see a copy of the book[2] in the photos of my “wiener dogs reading books.” The anthology is published in beautiful soft cover, as you see here, and I can sign the book if you so desire.

Here’s how to enter/how I will pick the winner…

  1. Leave a comment below. You can say anything you want–e.g., you can describe a moment in which you or someone you know was, or felt, “undressed,” you can tell me why you want a copy of the book, or share with me how you feel about an anthology that encourages cross-gender sexual representation!
  2. Do fill out your email address when you fill out the fields in the comment box (it won’t be published to the world, but I will need it in order to contact you in case you win)!
  3. 1 entry per person
  4. The giveaway is open worldwide.
  5. If you win the contest, I will email you for your mailing address.
  6. Winners will be chosen by a random number generator.
  7. I will be announcing the contest winner on the blog. None of your personal information will be posted, aside from your first name and last initial (or the nickname you choose to list in your comment). If you see that someone else has entered the same name as you, please try to pick a different nickname to call yourself, just for clarity.
  8. If you are below the age of 18, please ask your parents to fill out the comment field with their information.


The deadline to enter a comment is Wednesday October 12, 2011 12noon EDT. The winner (picked at random) will be announced October 12, 2011 by 9:00pm EDT.

The winner is announced!

Men Undressed anthology

[1] About time! Haven’t we read plenty of female-centric sex scenes written by male writers like Flaubert, D.H. Lawrence, and Philip Roth?

[2] I promise, I won’t send you the copy my dogs “read”–unless of course, you wish to have that one.

[3] I hope you win! And I hope you enjoy the anthology. Even if you don’t win, I hope you buy the anthology–in your neighborhood independent bookstore, or online at Amazon


Filed under Giveaway, Publishing, Reading

15 responses to “Book giveaway: Men Undressed!

  1. KKz

    I would LOVE to receive a copy of Med Undressed for many reasons! 1) It sounds sexy. 2) I used to intern at Other Voices before it branched out into OVBooks. 3) I am intrigued at the thought of cross-gender sexual representation and would love to read something new like this.

  2. Melissa

    Congratulations, Christine! I don’t think we’ve met yet, but I’m also a VONA writer! {: I would love to receive a copy of the anthology (for many reasons), but here’s a few: “Undressed” not only has an amazing list of writers but also deals with a topic that is universal and personal at the same time. I am especially intrigued to read more work on the sexual experiences of Asian males/females in a context that celebrates and explores sexual relations between all peoples/sexes. Growing up, sex has been such a forbidden, evil topic in my family, and it would be refreshing to read an anthology that breaks such ideology. It would just be awesome to read and learn more about cross-gender sexual representation! That’s why even if I don’t win, I’ll still buy it. (:

  3. I want it because it looks awesome. Um… end of story. 🙂

    P.S. I would want the dog read and approved copy!

  4. Stacie

    I’m curious to read it and can’t find an excerpt. Thanks.

  5. I want a copy because I want to read your story! As for being/feeling undressed, the first thought that comes to mind is when I used to have to change clothes backstage at fashion shows. If there were men in the show, and there often were, we’d all be in the same room – men on one side and women on the other, the women stripping down to nothing but a nude g-string, letting everyone get a good glimpse of our bare breasts and buttocks. Sigh. The good ol’ days.

  6. Patrick

    I suppose that, if I were to win this copy, it would have to appease me until I could purchase a copy of your whole novel.

  7. Hey, Christine. This giveaway is a great idea. I love the idea of women artists representing male experience. Still seems a bit transgressive, you know? Congratulations for your inclusion in the anthology!

  8. Thanks for hosting such an awesome giveaway! This sounds like a wonderful anthology! Tons of great writers. 🙂

  9. Amy B.

    On my way to tonight’s reading at Powell’s! So excited!

  10. Girl, I want it because you’re in it! 🙂

  11. want want want!

    a moment i felt particularly undressed was at an in-the-sea natural hot springs in rural japan, when, preparing to be respectful and rinse my body before getting in, i sat my naked ass on the “god rock” and got screamed at by a bunch of local old japanese men. (and yes, i was the only woman there, other than my japanese friend emi, who slipped into the water un-rinsed.)

  12. Arlene T.

    I’d like to win the book “Men Undressed!” Sounds interesting.

  13. Thank you all for entering the giveaway! Entries are now closed, and I’ll be announcing the winner on the blog later today. 🙂 Good luck.

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