By Cheryl T. Cohen-Greene
For the previous 40 years, Cheryl Cohen Greene has labored as a surrogate accomplice, assisting consumers to confront, think about, and finally settle for their sexuality. during this riveting memoir, Cohen Greene stocks a few of her so much relocating circumstances, and likewise finds her personal sexual coming-of-age. starting with a inflexible Catholic upbringing within the Fifties, the place she was once taught to imagine intercourse and sexual wants have been unnatural and fallacious, Cohen Greene struggled to reconcile her sexual identity.
An Intimate Life deals a candid look at the non-public lifetime of a surrogate accomplice, studying the cultural and emotional ramifications of pursuing anything most folk don't instantly understand.
The memoir opens with Cohen Greene's paintings with Berkeley-based poet and journalist Mark O'Brien, whose essay "On Seeing A intercourse Surrogate" used to be tailored right into a significant movie titled "The Sessions," which was once published national in October 2012.
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Come to me in the silence of the night Come in the speaking silence of a dream I read, and chills lifted the hairs on the back of my neck. Yet come to me in dreams that I may live My very life again though cold in death . .
He was enjoying this, wielding the power of telling me who I used to be. He owned a past I had forgotten, and I was starting to feel resentful that he had the advantage, that I couldn’t wrack my brain into recalling. ” Dad said. ” He smiled. He looked smug. It bugged me that I couldn’t remember the cave. That summer day, a few months before a stranger would disrupt my life and my dad would temporarily lose his own memory, that day as the sun flashed and steamed off the pavement, I shivered a little, briefly spooked by what might be stored in my brain that I couldn’t remember.
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An Intimate Life: Sex, Love, and My Journey as a Surrogate Partner by Cheryl T. Cohen-Greene