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My NEW book: Confessions of a Failed Slut

confessions2FRIDAY morning UPDATE:

Thanks to John Hawkins of RightWingNews for chatting with me about my new book.

He writes:

“Kathy Shaidle’s Confessions of A Failed Slut was a short, but excellent read that I’d highly recommend. After reading it, I just had to interview her.”

PLUS: my NEW interview with Redmond at the Better Red Than Dead podcast is now up.

Scroll down to the bottom of the post and hit “Play in popup” or “Download” to listen.

We talk about the book, but also the broader issue of how conservatives and libertarians can and should engage the culture at large.

Elsewhere, Aaron “Captain Capitalism” Clarey posted a thoughtful review of Confessions of a Failed Slut:

“Normally such a dire and macabre topic would beget frowns and head shaking, but Kathy’s realism, indifference, bluntness, and ability to make hilarious analogies on par with Dennis Miller will have you laughing your ass off every 2nd page.”

Confessions of a Failed Slut remains in the Top 100 in Amazon Books (not “just” Kindle books) for “Women’s Studies” and “Gender Studies”!(?)

WEDNESDAY morning update:

“YOU are the fucking problem with society,” declares a ThoughtCatalog commenter calling themselves “Fuck.”

The comments there are mostly positive, however, much to my surprise.

Confessions of a Failed Slut continues to rank in the Top %1 at the Kindle Paid Store.

Thanks, everyone!

Remember:

If you liked it (or if you didn’t), you can write an Amazon review.


TUESDAY afternoon update:

To promote the book, my publishers at Thought Catalog asked me to write a piece called “3 Reasons I’m Okay With Being a Failed Slut.”

(Turns out, there were four…)

Commenters at ThoughtCatalog are notoriously touchy, humorless females and their beta male enablers, so let’s see what kind of response this gets.

PS:

My interview with John Hawkins of RightWingNews will be up later today.

More reviews up at Amazon…

“I’m a reader of Kathy, and this book basically distills all the interesting parts of that blog:

“Her fascinating life story, her writing skills, her sardonic and hilarious view of life, and her incredible diet of pop culture references.

“A really fun read…”

The Phantom adds:

“Kathy Shaidle writes like a boss.”

I’m still in the Top Ten in the “Women’s Studies” category, and holding steady in the Top 1% in the Kindle Store.

SATURDAY morning UPDATE:

Lots of nice comments re: my interview with Ed Driscoll…

“I enjoyed reading Kathy Shaidle’s interview. I will definitely get her book. Her discussions on contemporary society I find very interesting and right to the point of what a lot of us are experiencing. She’s right that we are the ones we’ve been waiting for to change the direction our country is in.”

“Fascinating interview. I particularly admire the way pop culture is exposed as actually limiting individual freedom and not promoting it. The idea of fighting with relatives over Thanksgiving dinner over ideas and beliefs sounds interesting but persuasion by example is also satisfying. Still, a turkey leg thrown across the table at grandma has possibilities!”

Confessions of a Failed Slut continues to rank surprisingly highly in Amazon’s “Women’s Studies” and “Gender Studies” categories, and under “Books” not “just” in the Kindle Store.

Speaking of which, there are over a million e-books in the Kindle Store, and my book has been in the top 1% since it came out.

Thanks to everyone who made this possible. You’re the best!


Friday morning UPDATE:

I had a great time talking with Chris Daniel of Fresno’s 580 KMJ last night.

He asked me to stay on through another segment while we talked about Canada’s Human Rights Commissions and epic beta male faggotry (without saying “faggotry” on the air — not sure that word is even on the FCC’s guidelines, but why chance it?)

Daniel vacations in Canada every year and does a hilarious imitation of CBC Radio, by the way.

Here’s the free audio. Thanks again, Chris!

PLUS:

Check out my chat with PJMedia’s Ed Driscoll, about Confessions of a Failed Slut.

You can listen and/or read the full transcript.

Ed writes:

“Push back against the age as hard as it pushes against you,” Flannery O’Connor famously said was her motto, and certainly Kathy Shaidle’s writing lives up to that ideal.

As she told me during our new interview, “I grew up in the ‘70s and ‘80s, being born in the ‘60s, and in those days, it was all about free love and women should be able to have sex just like men and casual sex is great.  And let’s all read Cosmo’s sex tips and ‑‑ and sort of recreate Sex and the City in our actual lives,” the author of the popular Five Feet of Fury Blog, and a frequent contributor to PJ Media, Taki’s Magazine, and other Websites says.

Kathy’s new book, Confessions of A Failed Slut, an anthology of several of her related articles, “is my story of having tried and failed to live up to these social messages that were just everywhere when I was growing up, and finding that deep down, I wasn’t really temperamentally or morally, shall we say, cut out for a life of nonstop, no-fault, casual sex, and just sleeping around and pretending not to care, and doing the walk of shame and all that stuff.”

Thursday morning UPDATE:

I’m scheduled to talk to Fresno’s Chris Daniel TONIGHT at 7 pm ET. He’s at 580 KMJ.

Confessions of a Failed Slut continues to rank highly at Amazon.com in the… “Women’s Studies” category.

Go figure.

Speaking of Amazon:

You’re invited to write a review of the book there — good or bad.

I understand it’s pretty easy to do.

Tuesday 6 am UPDATE:

Just a reminder:

My new Kindle e-book is also available on different formats:

Just like the free Kindle reading apps, these platforms you read Confessions of a Failed Slut on your smartphone, tablet, desktop computer or laptop.

And remember:

You’re invited to write a review of the book — good or bad — at Amazon.com.

Thanks for all your positive feedback about my new book!

Watch for two big interview this coming week, with Ed Driscoll at PJMedia and John Hawkins at RightWingNews.

Oh, and I’ll be talking to Chris Daniel of 580 KMJ Fresno on Thursday at 7 pm ET.

Remember:

You don’t need a Kindle to read Confessions of a Failed Slut. Just download a FREE Kindle Reading app from Amazon and you can read it on your computer, tablet or smartphone.

And you can read a sneak preview by clicking on the “LOOK INSIDE” button on the cover.

Yesterday I finally got around to creating an Amazon Author Page.

The consensus is that I look like Shirley Jones circa The Partridge Family and that that is somehow a good thing.

I don’t agree, but thanks anyhow. I have very polite Facebook “friends.”

Although it is kind of funny that Jones won an Oscar for playing against (public) type… as a slut.

Friday 2pm UPDATE:

Not one but TWO new rave reviews at Amazon.com. Thank you!

Friday 10:45 am UPDATE:

Wow!

Thank you to whoever or whatever is behind this sudden jump at Amazon.ca, from the mid-thousands (out of millions of titles) to #409!

It was probably Lynn Crosbie’s generous praise on Facebook.

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Friday morning UPDATE:

Here’s the audio from my interview with Andrew Lawton — I think it went ok. He was great, of course.

My chat with Fresno’s Chris Daniel was rescheduled due to Fort Hood. I’m now set to talk with him next Thursday. (Here’s Chris chatting with Adam Carolla from last year, so I figured he was cool to talk to.)

I also taped an interview with my colleague Ed Driscoll at PJMedia, which will be posted next week.

This morning I was delighted to get an endorsement that means a lot to me, from Lynn Crosbie over at Facebook:

“My friend Kathy Shaidle’s new book is amazing—funny, smart and so fucking _new_.

Thursday morning UPDATE:

Last night I chatted with John Hawkins; the interview will be posted at RightWingNews early next week. He REALLY loved the book, which was very flattering.

Today, I have three interviews lined up:

I’ll be taping Ed Driscoll’s PJMedia podcast, then “appearing” live on The Andrew Lawton Show around 2:30 pm ET and The Chris Daniel Show out of 580 KMJ Fresno at 7.

It looks like “Mr. Peanut” has taken down his negative review of my book at Amazon for some reason!

Just a reminder:

You don’t need a Kindle to read Confessions of a Failed Slut — you can read it on any computer or smartphone using a FREE Kindle app from Amazon.

Wednesday morning UPDATE:

If you were laboring under the delusion that Australians are hearty, bawdy boyos who can give and take a bit of mild ribbing, then son, you haven’t been to this particular libertarian site. Luckily, some commenters step up to rescue their nation’s reputation.

There are now four reviews at Amazon: three positive and substantial — thanks all! — and one not; Mr. Not calls me “peanut.” (?!)

James Fulford has a great plug at VDare.com.

I have more interviews lined up for this week, so watch this space.

And thank you again for helping make the book such a brisk seller.

Tuesday morning UPDATE:

As of 5:30 a.m., my book has zipped up from #eleventy-billion to #2,394 in the Paid Kindle Store in only 24 hours.

(I’m also #11 in “Kindle > Women’s Studies”!)

There are also two reviews at Amazon already, both very positive.

Watch for my interview with John Hawkins at RightWingNews later this week.

Thanks to Instapundit for the shout out.

(Glenn has comments now, and they are making me blush…)

And thanks to everyone for your tremendous response. Your emails are a delight.

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It’s short and cheap — just like me!

ThoughtCatalog approached me last year about publishing an Amazon “Kindle” book, such as a short essay collection. Of course, I said yes.

The result is my NEW e-book, Confessions of a Failed Slut:

As the only female columnist at controversial, conservative Taki’s Magazine, Kathy Shaidle soon found herself covering an unlikely beat: sexuality.

“Unlikely” because as the married, 50-year-old Shaidle explains, “my ‘number’ (as the kids call it these days) is so low that in certain Australian provinces I would still be considered a virgin.”

Confessions of a Failed Slut blends personal reflections – “How the Love Boat Ruined My Life” – with contrarian takes on porn (online and off), dating (ditto), “slut shaming,” sex toys, “robot hookers of the near future,” dinosaur erotica, the multiplication of genders and orientations, and what she calls “the epidemic of beta male faggotry” plaguing the land.

An author and blogging pioneer, Kathy Shaidle has been called “a night terror” (Wonkette), “one of the great virtuoso polemicists of our day” (Mark Steyn), “strenuously witless” (James Walcott), “a purveyor of some of the most offensive racial stereotypes I have ever read” (the Canadian Jewish Congress), “a Zionist shill for the New World Order” (InfoWars) and “not a particularly nice person” (Alex Koppelman, Salon.com).

Confessions of a Failed Slut is only $3.98 from Amazon.com. It downloads instantly, and you can read it on your Kindle, or just on your computer, using free Kindle apps.

I hope you’ll check it out!


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