Sunday, September 5, 2010


I'm reading Edmund White's new book, City Boy, about his life in New York in the 60's and 70's.

At the end of Chapter 10 he talks about his mixed feelings about co-writing The Joy of Gay Sex:

"Amazingly, no one tried to ban it except in a province in Canada where a lady had thought she was buying The Joy of Cooking and was so horrified by what she found under "chicken" that she convinced the local bookshop to withdraw it from their shelves, a form of de facto censorship that the Canadian version of the ACLU instantly and effectively opposed".

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