Live Nude Elf chronicles Reverend Jen’s two-year stint as sex columnist for nerve.com; she details her “sexperiments,” ranging from harrowing (working as a live nude girl at “Wiggles”) to embarrassing (fellatio school) to transcendent (reaching a mystical state through tantric sex). Along the way there is transvestitism, female ejaculation, opium smoking, and heartbreak.In the Rev’s “art star” world, where a young bisexual boy named Orion has sex with a jar of mayonnaise, the more mundane acts of romance–kissing, buying dinner for a lover, and just making eye contact in the sack–become rare and subversive. The experiments, orgies, balloon fetish parties, a stint as the “lube girl” on a porn set, the “lab partners,” and the late nights begin to wear on the Reverend, who craves normalcy, and the columns change their tone: Jen takes care of a friend’s baby, navigates yuppie bars trying to snag a millionaire hubby, and dates a silver fox, “someone older, distinguished, wealthy, and simply grooving with the eternal now.” After a decade of New York City affairs, Jen unexpectedly falls in love and must decide: Does the life required of an artist and a sex columnist preclude her from monogamous romantic love?
Jen’s candor, well-developed sense of humor and honesty prove endearing; she’s a hard narrator to dislike, with enough charm for anyone with an opinion on Sex and the City--there’s enough wry cynicism and disbelieving-but-nonjudgmental attitude for lovers and haters.
I don’t often finish a book in one sitting, but that was the case with Live Nude Elf. From the Rev.’s experience with balloon fetishists (aka "looners") to her creation of ’The Face of God’ in a sex tape through the use of an old RCA DP3 camera, I couldn’t help but find myself absorbed by her storytelling.
Live Nude Elf shows the funny side of kinky sex with hilarious, witty, and positively triple-X prose.
Live Nude Elf is funny, sexy, weird, beautiful and brave--just like the author.
Note to publishers. Rev Jen is a writer. Let her write. About anything. And she will produce a kick-ass book. So I hope this one flies off the shelves so she is given that opportunity." --Trav S.D., author of No Applause
Live Nude Elf, like Jen, goes down easy...you might finish Live Nude Elf without realizing you’ve been reading at all.