Here’s the deal: there are 20 million copies of 50 Shades of Grey out there. Some of you, dear readers, might even be the blushing owners of one or two (three?). But it’s taking up valuable bookshelf space all over America, and even tucking it behind a stack of PG-rated books won’t help you to move on and leave behind that whole nightmare of awful prose.

So we’re offering to take it off your hands. And not only that: we’ll send the first fifty respondents a free, illustrated copy of Fifty Shades of Louisa May (“perhaps the most clever parody of the E.L. James’s erotica novel” - The Daily Beast), which is simply a superior read, and might actually rock your world, old school. *We’ll also select five entries at random for a bonus OR Books goodie package.*

What you can do: Mail your copy of any of the 50 Shade trilogy books to

OR Books

c/o Louisa May

180 Varick Street, Suite 1220

New York, NY 10014

…The firsty fifty to enter will receive Fifty Shades of Louisa May, at no extra cost. 

Everybody wins. 

*Offer valid through October 5. Act fast! 


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Let’s talk about sex, baby.

Erica Jong, Lawrence Block, Patricia Gaffney, Suzanne Forster & Eileen Goudge on The Art of Writing Sex Scenes.

Sex! You guys, sex!

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