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  • Published: 1 October 2007
  • ISBN: 9780753512715
  • Imprint: Virgin Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $19.99

Working Stiff

The Misadventures of an Accidental Sexpert



A hilarious memoir of one man's journey from inexperienced ex-pat to New York sexpert

Grant Stoddard left Britain for the States with the clothes on his back, a fascination with all things American, and a burning hope for something bigger. But with no steady job, no money, and no girlfriend, the starry-eyed young Englishman's excitement was shrinking fast.Then fate in the guise of an X-rated online contest intervened. Winning first prize -- sexual intercourse with an infamous married sex columnist -- changed everything. With a shot of much needed confidence, the sensitive lad emerged as the mascot of Nerve.com, a gonzo sex columnist who would begrudgingly try any and every lurid thing his co-workers devised. From offering himself up as man-bait at a notoriously hard-core gay bar to attending an elite orgy with a blue-blooded date, Stoddard went where few men dare and lived to tell the tale.With a self-deprecating style and wonderful appreciation of the absurd, Working Stiff is a unique coming-of-age story from a very funny and irreverent new writer.

  • Published: 1 October 2007
  • ISBN: 9780753512715
  • Imprint: Virgin Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $19.99

About the author

Grant Stoddard

At twenty-one perennial virgin Grant Stoddard left Britain for the United States in pursuit of true love. After eighteen months of couch-surfing and heartbreak, he stumbled into a job as New York's most intrepid sex columnist, despite having little experience in either sex or writing. He lives in New York City.

Praise for Working Stiff

A genuine talent... he writes with elegance and precision

LA Times

Stoddard's prose manages to be clever, poignant, x-rated, and hilarious -- often in the same sentence. I blushed through the whole book, but couldn't put it down

Lauren Weisberger, author of The Devil Wears Prada

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