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Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Live Nude Elf. May 10, Audacia Ray rated it really liked it Shelves: sex-worknycmemoirread-inbooks-by-people-i-know.
Funny, personable, and self-deprecating. This book is sort of the opposite of porn - I found myself wanting to fast forward through the sex to get to more of the plot.
I read Jen's "I Did It For Science" column at Nerve, so it took me a while to get to her book, because I thought it would just be all her columns put together in a book. Instead, she did a lot of writing and work to make the book a cohesive story, not just a collection of essays.
If you fetishize the East Village of old, it's a Funny, personable, and self-deprecating. If you fetishize the East Village of old, it's a good read that serves as a reminder that there is plenty of peculiar stuff still happening in the LES - and a lot of it has something to do with Reverend Jen. Dec 29, Jim rated it it was amazing Shelves: reviewed. If one were to oversimplify matters, one would call this book a collection of essays that Reverend Jen, reigning queen of the avant-garde performance scene on New York's Lower East Side, patron saint of the uncool, wrote over two years for Nerve.
But it's much much more than that. The name of the column she took over is "I did it for science. Not exactly an assignment for shrinking If one were to oversimplify matters, one would call this book a collection of essays that Reverend Jen, reigning queen of the avant-garde performance scene on New York's Lower East Side, patron saint of the uncool, wrote over two years for Nerve.
Not exactly an assignment for shrinking violets. But also, not something you would normally think of to assign to a woman who identifies as an elf. But she is an adventuresome lass, and she laid it on the line every couple weeks over this period, as she tried tantric sex, stripping, balloon fetishes, lube girl on a porn set, and many other exploits.
A through line emerges, as she begins to wonder how long she can keep this up, and whether or not she will be able to fall in love or have any kind of "normal" relationship. This is Sex and the City as it's actually lived by interesting people, as opposed to the mind-numbingly tiresome materialistic drips who populate the HBO series of that name.
As a longtime friend of the Rev, I'm happy to get a first-name mention as one of the friends who pop in during her marathon screening of said series. Read this book. As your most unimaginative high school English teacher used to say, it will "expand your horizons".
Apr 26, Marsha rated it liked it Shelves: humormemoirromanceadvance-reading-copy-advance-uncorrowned-books. Reverend Jen who became ordained by mail order from the Universal Life Church, a church that will ordain anyone shares her unorthodox views on art and sex. She decided to explore her sexuality and threw herself into it with unbridled enthusiasm.
Clearly off kilter but equally committed to enjoying herself and exploring her options, Reverend Jen Reverend Jen who became ordained by mail order from the Universal Life Church, a church that will ordain anyone shares her unorthodox views on art and sex. Clearly off kilter but equally committed to enjoying herself and exploring her options, Reverend Jen set out to detail the kind of existence that would leave others highly shocked or deeply envious. May 23, Erin Lyndal rated it it was amazing.
Aside from this book being cackle-diabolically hilarious and endlessly entertaining, there are other awesome things. Here are a few other things I loved: -All the stories about art scene types, especially performance artists like the guy whose performance art was to pour baking soda and vinegar in his Speedo and let it foam up -How Rev Jen manages to compare almost everything to Lord of the Rings -Reading about all the awesome people in her life and how supportive and accepting they seem -There's Aside from this book being cackle-diabolically hilarious and endlessly entertaining, there are other awesome things.
Here are a few other things I loved: -All the stories about art scene types, especially performance artists like the guy whose performance art was to pour baking soda and vinegar in his Speedo and let it foam up -How Rev Jen manages to compare almost everything to Lord of the Rings -Reading about all the awesome people in her life and how supportive and accepting they seem -There's one passage where, in a couple paragraphs, she perfectly articulates exactly why breakups are just so godawful Aug 06, Vanessa rated it liked it.
I couldn't stop thinking about the author's mother when reading this tho, yikes! View 1 comment. Dec 20, Jennifer rated it it was amazing. Another Bravura Performance from Rev Jen, really top notch! Aug 16, Carol rated it liked it.
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Recommended to me by a friend who said it sounded like Carrollton, GA in a book. I think that was more or less accurate. Jan 19, Amanda rated it really liked it.
Oct 09, "Live Nude Elf shows the funny side of kinky sex with hilarious, witty, and positively triple-X prose." - blueridgehomefashionsinc.com " Live Nude Elf is funny, sexy, weird, beautiful and /5(12). Apr 30, Reverend Jen helps her friend Tom find the G Spot in this informative video, promoting Rev Jen's new book, "Live Nude Elf" Reverend Jen helps her friend Tom find the G Spot in this . Oct 09, Live Nude Elf: The Sexperiments of Reverend Jen chronicles Reverend Jen Miller's two-year series of adventures in love and sex in New York City The Reverend is a sort of elvish-speaking, Lower East Side version of Sex and the City's Carrie Bradshaw. The "sexperiments" range from harrowing (working as a live nude girl at Wiggles) to embarrassing (attending fellatio school) to /5(11).
Hilarious and enlightening memoir of a woman exploring her sexuality. She also wears elf ears and is a sex columnist in New York Nov 01, Sheri LaVigne rated it really liked it. I adore Rev. Jen, and this collection of her sexperiments was fanfuckingtabulous. May 21, Trav S. Jun 17, Jennifer rated it it was ok Recommends it for: humor mixed with raunchiness. Reverend Jen certainly does wear her elf ears all over she had them on at her signing at BEA this year.
Jen reflects on her life as a nerve. She succeeds in finding and losing love like most of Reverend Jen certainly does wear her elf ears all over she had them on at her signing at BEA this year. She succeeds in finding and losing love like most of us and comes to accept and appreciate her artsy friends and life.
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I got through the book because her stories were interesting to read I'll give the book that but it didn't make me laugh out loud nor did it delve too deep into certain things. The deeper the story the shorter it was like "Three Beautiful Words" where Jen learns that having your lover request that you look at them during love-making can be the most romantic thing you can hear.
Which I agree with. And that's all we get until her nervous breakdown and departure from nerve.
For those into sex writing and erotica this may be acceptable. However, if you're looking for rich humor you may want to look elsewhere. AND if you're seeking to become a sex columnist it's a good precursor to know what you should expect. Jan 06, Autumn rated it liked it.
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This was fun. A one-night read. It shouldn't have been, but it was.
I think it's just me. Maybe the chapters were written out of order, but I didn't totally understand how the Rev Jen was squeamish about nudity in one chapter, but had dove into a balloon with nothing but black electrical tape on her nipples a few chapters before - in front of a full fetish party audience. Or how she doesn't feel comfortable holding a key party, but engages in several 3-or-more-somes This was fun.
Or how she doesn't feel comfortable holding a key party, but engages in several 3-or-more-somes throughout the book, including AT the key party. And I'm not saying this because of prudishness.
I felt pretty akin to the Rev Jen's vices and virtues.
Alas, I don't wear elf ears though. I just felt mixed up. Like the message she was trying to convey wasn't totally believable. Or whomever wrote the jacket blurb didn't actually read the book. There's really only one heartbreak on record here. It was we're told her first-ditch attempt at a "normal" relationship.
And it didn't work. And that was sad, but really, I think the Rev Jen has the game figured out.
I don't know if she really wanted it to work. Not if it meant giving up on her true self. It's quite clever really. There's no room for heartbreak if you don't settle for conventionality. Oct 27, J. Part autobiography, part collected essays from her column at nerve. The autobiography part consists of how she got the job at nerve in the first place and how she ends up leaving. Most of the middle appears to be her essays without much more clarification on the subjects.
This book and subject matter is not for everyone, but I loved it, thought it was great, but I love stories about people diving in head first to new experiences because I never ever do thateven ludicrous sounding endeavors not that this is an example of something ludicrous.
I might add a half a star later. I liked her direct writing, her why not attitude and her honesty. The New York punk rock elf artist girl and I would probably not get along in real life, but you never know. Big mistake!
Nerve needed a fearless sexual explorer who could also write. I needed rent money and have always found that taking my clothes off is a good way to get it. How does this book compare to your other literary works? My first book, Sex Symbol for the Insanedeals mainly with the various crap jobs I held in my twenties. It's also hand-bound in hot glue and duct tape and features a faux-fur back cover. It's now a collector's item. You can see it in the Whitney's Library! It was a useful book until about three years ago when all of the cool places described in the book got bulldozed to make way for housing for the rich and overpriced bars for yuppies.
But it's still interesting as an historical document. Art Star: The Adventures of an Underachieving Visionarywhich I self-published but am now withholding from the world until it can fetch me another book deal, is a memoir dealing with my rise from friendless suburban adolescent to art star.
Not many. Is my agent, Jonathan Ames, famous?
Years ago, I threw my panties at him while he was onstage reading from his memoir ala Tom Jones concert. They knocked him right in the eye. That was kind of the start of our friendship.
I also directed a music video for Moby and got him to dress as Anna Wintour. He looks great in a Chanel suit and bobbed wig. But I don't know many famous people. I'm more interested in the art stars who should all really be famous. What kind of stories can you share involving people who are not famous but desperately wish they were?
Apr 24, "Live Nude Elf" chronicles Reverend Jen's two-year stint as sex columnist for "blueridgehomefashionsinc.com"; she details her "sexperiments," ranging from harrowing (working as a live nude girl at "Wiggles") to embarrassing (fellatio school) to transcendent (reaching a mystical state through tantric sex).4/5(1). Her latest book, Live Nude Elf, is a collection of stories she wrote for blueridgehomefashionsinc.com as their staff sex columnist. Part of the eye-opening reading included her story about holding her own "Key Party," like the 70's swingers in Ang Lee's The Ice Storm. But her party sounds like it was a lot more fun:Author: John Wellington Ennis. Live Nude Elf chronicles Reverend Jen's two-year stint as sex columnist for blueridgehomefashionsinc.com; she details her "sexperiments," ranging from harrowing (working as a live nude girl at "Wiggles") to embarrassing (fellatio school) to transcendent (reaching a mystical state through tantric sex). Along the way there is transvestitism, female ejaculation, opium smoking, and heartbreak/5.
How much time do we have? I just figure it's inevitable, but then I think, "Okay, any day now, the world will catch up Does size matter? I used to be a size queen, but then I dated someone with a large penis who hated beer and Led Zeppelin. I would much rather date a man with a tiny penis who likes these things.
Though men with tiny penises don't seem to ask me out Plus it really is the motion in the ocean.
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As far as gender goes, I've fooled around with women, but prefer men. I need a little yang to my yin, lingam to my yoni, etc. Check with me next week and I'll probably be dating a woman. I'm very indecisive. Humor is most important.
I've dated so many brooding a-holes.
Now I just wanna be with someone who makes me laugh. You can see more of Rev.