Award-winning comedian Sara Pascoe turns her attention to the things that really matter to humans - sex, power and money.
Deciding to confront her fear of the male libido, Pascoe delves into such questions as:
Why don't people care about the welfare of the people they masturbate to?
Why is there such stigma around those who work in the sex industry?
Some women still want men to buy their dinner?
In this comedic and educational hopscotch over anatomy, the history of sexual representation and the sticky way all human interactions are underwritten by wealth, Pascoe explores whether we'll ever be able to escape the Conundrum of Heterosexuality if women can't help but admire status, and men obsess about youth and physicality. Drawing on anecdotal experience, unqualified opinion, interviews and research, Sex Power Money is thought-provoking and riotously funny: a fresh take on the oldest discussion.
Praise for Sara Pascoe's previous book Animal:
'Brilliant.' Frankie Boyle
'Some comics serve up their anxieties just for laughs; Pascoe draws on hers to offer provocative (and positive) new perspectives on the world.' Guardian
'A tremendously exciting voice: timely, intelligent and buzzing with comedic charm . . . Pascoe has something to say and a thoroughly engaging way of saying it.' The Times
'The funniest, best book about sexuality, sex and sexy - and not so sexy - time ever written. I love it.' Jessica Hynes
Sara Pascoe is a highly acclaimed comedian, writer and actor. Her extensive TV credits include the BBC solo stand-up special LadsLadsLads; BBC2's Frankie Boyle's New World Order, on which she is a weekly guest contributor; and Comedians Giving Lectures on Dave, which she hosts. She wrote and performed the BBC Radio 4 series Modern Monkey, and her BBC2 short Sara Pascoe vs Monogamy, which was inspired by her first book Animal, is being developed into a full series.
Humour & Gift
Faber Non Fiction
Feminism & feminist theory