Satisfied: Finding Fuck Yes is chocolate cake in the era of paleo diets and the Whole 30. It's indulgent, celebratory, a bit dark, and definitely not gluten free.
It isn’t exactly a sex memoir. And it is. It isn’t just a coming of age story. And it is.
It’s a reflection of our society, a meditation on self-worth, a treatise on how we treat women who love sex, a challenge for how we view women who are not thin, and a map for those seeking to travel an unconventional path.
It is my story.
Is this all sounding a lot like slutty Eat Pray Love or American Fleabag? Don’t worry, it isn’t. And it totally is.
The Book - Satisfied: Finding Fuck Yes
The book is split into three parts: The Big Sky State, The Big Adventure, and The Big Apple.
It also includes poems, written during the times described in the book, which provide a heightened lens through which to experience the stories and help to explore the inevitable gap between experience and recollection.
Part I: The Big Sky State
The tales of my time in Montana feature the Botanist, the Actor, a few Near Virgins, and the Most Symmetrical Love Triangle Ever. From hometown, Hallmark-movie-worthy, snow-globe kisses to the most seductive hands I’ve ever seen wrapped around a rainbow trout, this is the story of my home. Of returning and leaving.
Part II: The Big Adventure
From California to Europe. The Big Adventure features the Hostel Hottie, the Piano Man, the Frenchman, the Tuba Player, and an Unexpected Spaniard. It also includes the five most seductive words I’ve ever heard, courtesy of the Ballet Dancer.
Part III: The Big Apple
The Big Apple is where I truly began to understand my curvy redhead superpowers and the joys and pitfalls of endless swipe-ortunities. It features the Millionaire and the American Psycho, because of course it does. It also includes sex parties and menages-a-trois.
It is not about becoming the type of woman who gets married, but it is about becoming the type of woman who proposes. (BTW: there are no "types" of women, but you get it.)
Full cast of "characters" as of November 2019: the Botanist, the Ginger, the Actor, the Poet, the Manic Pixie Dream Boy, the Near Virgins - the Grocer and the Musical Gangster, the Teacher, the Catch of the Day, the Boyfriend, the Hostel Hottie, the Lisbon Local, the Frenchman, the Tuba Player, the Scientist, the Historian, the Piano Man, the Ballet Dancer, the Traveller, the Chef, the Pilot, the Unexpected Spaniard, the Millionaire, the Gentleman, the American Psycho, the Banker, the Brit, the Dancer, the Networker, the Cinematographer, the Engineer
and the Mystery Woman.
Character names may change as I find ways to be funnier and more honest, stories may get cut as my editor reins me in, but you get the idea.
What I Need & What You'll Get
This book will be published with New Degree Press. I set up the pre-order tiers to help cover the costs for publishing my book. Money raised will go towards the following:
- The editor that will work alongside me to revise and publish my manuscript in April 2020
- The cover design of my book - the mockups you see currently are a placeholder!
- The layout design for the interior of my book (physical Copy, ebook formats)
- The copy editing for my book - to help polish the grammar and spelling prior to publication
- The launch & promotion efforts for my book - when I ultimately publish this in Spring 2020
When I pre-sell 100 copies of my book, I will publish. (Fuck yes!) When I pre-sell 150 copies of my book, I will also publish an audiobook, narrated by me. (FUCK yes!)
I am also offering some exclusive rewards for people who pre-order my book now:
- You will receive a personally signed copy of my book when I publish
- A personal, handwritten thank you note for pre-ordering my book
- Your name will appear in a Special Acknowledgements Section of my book (“with Special Thanks to”)
- Early access to excerpts and drafts this winter.
- A dating profile update or personalized short story, written by me!
- A romance tarot reading and personalized poem
- The opportunity to help give me feedback and be involved in selecting my cover
- Olive Persimmon's The Coitus Chronicles: My Quest for Sex, Love and Orgasms. And sex tips from Olive herself!
- And more...
About the Author
My name is Clare Marie Edgerton. I’m a writer and proud slut. I spend much of my time writing, embracing the existential mindfuck that comes with being a spiritual atheist, and I’ve been known to wander Brooklyn petting other people’s cats.
I'm clearly also a fan of the word fuck.
I'm currently based in Brooklyn, though I grew up in Montana. I have been lucky enough to travel the world, meet all kinds of people, and have some really crazy adventures.
I've been a writer my whole life, but this is my first book published under my name. I am so grateful that you are interested in my story.
Risks & Challenges
The biggest challenge with publishing a book is delivering the finished book to the backer, specifically my mailing of the book to you. I have eliminated this risk by building into the campaign the mailing and shipping costs of your signed copies to you within each pre-order tier.
The risk of delivering the pre-sale copies of my book is contingent on the publisher we use. I will be working closely with New Degree Press to make sure we get the earliest possible ship date of the signed book copy to you. We will keep all pre-sale backers up-to-date as my book hits each key milestone and publishes. You will know when the copies of my book you pre-ordered are expected to ship.