Episode the fifty-eighth; Wherein the Pageist returns from an unplanned break with a revolutionary idea about what to do with all the unsolicited peen going around and remembers that morality is highly subjective. The books reviewed this episode are Bonjour Tristesse and A Certain Smile by Francoise Sagan.
Intro and Announcements:
- Thank you, everyone for the kind words regarding Walter’s brain tumour. His treatment is going well.
- Especially thank you to Naiia.
- Thank you to the Patreon patrons who stuck with me even though I didn’t post anything last month and didn’t get rewards out until the end of the month. You’re all rock stars.
- Hello and welcome to the show’s newest supporters, ItGoesto11, who also sent one of the loveliest notes, and M and Keith.
- Huge thank yous to Beau Gest for the Kindle paperwhite and the permission to return it since it was the second one–the return will fund most of a new microphone, which will be enormously helpful. Also in that shipment was a copy of Jay Wiseman’s SM 101, which I’m very much looking forward to.
- New Facebook likes include Kasia and Eleanor.
- New countries include Slovenia, Armenia, Uganda and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
- There were six survey responses! Oh boy! If you’d like to respond to the survey (it is quick and anonymous), you may do so here.
- Later this month I’ll be interviewing Mike Merrill, the publicly traded individual. His website is KMikeyM.com.
My Submissive Life:
- It feels like a million years ago, but it was episode 56 where I talked about Sarah Benincasa.
- This is her Instagram. This is the photo that kicked off the entire WikiDicks conversation.
- This episode’s books are two novels by Francoise Sagan, both of which were in one volume by Penguin Modern Classics. The first is Bonjour Tristesse, which is about a mercurial young woman who plots to break up her widower father from his new relationship, even though she’s quite taken with the woman.
- The second was A Certain Smile, which follows the affair from start to finish between a young woman and older man, while the younger woman is quite fond of the wife of the man she’s involved with.
- Both were delicate, well-written, must less explicit than what I usually review on the show, explorations of the inner world of a young woman. The first book was published when the author was eighteen (in 1954), the second when the author was twenty (in 1956). Both are a reminder that what is considered immoral and scandalous at one time hardly raises an eyebrow in another.
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