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Ampersand Fall 2019 Adult Dewey Diva Picks

Every Boy I Ever Kissed
By (author): Nellwyn Lampert
Nellwyn Lampert


Dundurn Press - Toronto



Product Form:


Form detail:

Paperback , Trade


General Trade
Jul 27, 2019
$19.99 CAD


8.5in x 5.5 x 1.1 in | 220 gr

Page Count:

240 pages


Dundurn Press
Memoirs|Sex and sexuality, social aspects|Gender studies: women and girls
  • Short Description
Sex was supposed to be easy. But for Nellwyn, losing her virginity was anything but simple and nothing went according to plan in the bedroom. In this coming-of-age memoir, Nellwyn looks back on her experiences with humour and insight to explore what true liberation and empowerment may look like for young women today.
A bold step toward a new cultural narrative around sex

Sex was supposed to be easy. It was supposed to be fun, liberating, and empowering for a girl who’d been brought up thinking the battle for sexual equality had been won. But for Nellwyn Lampert, losing her virginity would turn out to be anything but simple. Whether she was being confronted with porn-induced erectile dysfunction or other crises of masculinity, nothing went according to plan in the bedroom. Instead, Nellwyn had to learn to navigate the realities of sexual liberation, female empowerment, and masculinity all on her own.

In this coming-of-age memoir, Nellwyn looks back on her experiences with humour and insight to explore what true liberation and empowerment may look like for today’s young women. Her many unexpected adventures will prompt reflection on a bigger question: What does it mean when our experiences fail to live up to who we think we should be as liberated, postmodern women?

  • Blends memoir with personal essay to create a personal and well-researched narrative style
  • Author is a young woman who isn’t afraid to have an open and honest discussion about important issues around titillating topics
  • Author uses her own experiences as a stepping stone for discussing larger topics that impact Millennials and their sex lives
  • Author maintains a women's lifestyle blog called The Cardinal Press and is very active on social media
  • The Cardinal Press was named one of three “Emerging Canadian Lifestyle Blogs to Watch” by the Tug Agency in 2015

Nellwyn Lampert is a writer, editor, and blogger with an MFA in creative nonfiction from the University of King's College. She lives in Toronto.

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Author website nellwynlampert.com
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For more information contact
Saba Eitizaz; [email protected]

Nellwyn Lampert’s Every Boy I Ever Kissed is a delicious mix of poignant stories, girlfriend secrets and bedroom philosophy, spun with the author’s sly wit and astute cultural insights. Who am I? Where do I fit in? are questions we all ask, but if you’re a young woman navigating conflicting messages about identity, feminism and sexual mores, the questions can be thorny. Nellwyn Lampert’s coming of age memoir is wise and wonderfully engaging. - Lorri Neilsen Glenn, author of Following the River

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