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Working Stiff by Grant Stoddard
  

Working Stiff

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Depending on your outlook on life this very funny book deserves an X or an E (Educational) rating – and the fact it’s a memoir makes it even more extraordinary. Grant Stoddard loved America but America wasn’t loving him until he won an online contest to have sex with a sex columnist. This lead him on to becoming a sexual ‘crash test dummy’ and writing a column called ‘I did it for science’. Cringing, hilarious and poignant, a real eye-opener.

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Working Stiff by Grant Stoddard

Grant Stoddard left Britain for the States with the clothes on his back, a fascination with all things American, and a burning hope for something bigger. But with no steady job, no money, and no girlfriend, the starry-eyed young Englishman's excitement was shrinking fast.

Then fate in the guise of an X-rated online contest intervened. Winning first prize - sexual intercourse with an infamous married sex columnist - changed everything. The sensitive lad, whose record with the ladies was spotty at best, had a new lease on life. With a shot of much needed confidence, Stoddard emerged as the mascot of Nerve.com, a gonzo sex columnist who would begrudgingly try any and every lurid thing his crafty co-workers devised. From offering himself up as man-bait at a notoriously hard-core gay bar to attending an elite orgy with a blue-blooded date, to being a hapless participant in a sexual home-invasion, Stoddard has been where few men dare and lived to tell the tale.

With a self-deprecating style and wonderful appreciation of the absurd, Working Stiff is a unique coming-of-age story from a very funny and irreverent new writer.

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'Stoddard's prose manages to be clever, poignant, x-rated, and hilarious -- often in the same sentence. I blushed through the whole book, but couldn't put it down'
Lauren Weisberger, author of The Devil Wears Prada

About the Author

Grant Stoddard

At twenty-one, perennial virgin Grant Stoddard came to the United States in pursuit of true love. After eighteen months of couch-surfing and heartbreak, he stumbled into a job 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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Publication date

5th April 2007

Author

Grant Stoddard

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www.grantstoddard.com/
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Publisher

Virgin Books

Format

Paperback
288 pages

Categories

Provocative Prose
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Autobiography: general
Sex & sexuality, sex manuals

ISBN

9780753512715

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