Emily Nagoski is Wellness Education Director and Lecturer at Smith College, where she teaches Women's Sexuality. She has a PhD in health behavior with a doctoral concentration in human sexuality from Indiana University, and a master's degree in counseling, with a clinical internship at the Kinsey Institute Sexual Health Clinic. She has taught graduate and undergraduate classes in human sexuality, relationships and communication, stress management, and sex education. She is the New York Times bestselling author of Come As You Are and The Come As You Are Workbook as well as three guides for Ian Kerner's GoodInBed.com, including the Guide to Female Orgasm, and her own blog, The Dirty Normal.
"Emily Nagoski has written one of the most important books about
sex any woman (or anybody else) could ever pick up, full of
insights that are both fascinating and deeply useful. Synthesizing
new research and theory about sexuality with old-school
sex-positive information of the sort you didn't learn in sex ed
(unless, perhaps, you are a Unitarian, or Scandinavian, or lucky
enough to be in Dr. Nagoski's class), I guarantee Come As You
Are will open minds and change lives."
-- Carol Queen, Ph.D., Founding director, Center for Sex & Culture
"Emily Nagoski is worth her weight in TED Talks, and Come as You Are is a master-class in the science of sex."
-- Ian Kerner, sex therapist and bestselling author of She Comes First
"It's the science of sex, decoded and demystified. Want to be educated on the latest findings about female genitalia? Of course you do. Empowering and sex-positive at best, this informative read makes for an enticing bedfellow."
"Like a punch to the gut. When I read the passage that made me realize--after all these years--that I was not actually broken, I began to cry. . . . I wished [Nagoski] was someone who was actively in my life, someone I could reach out to for grounding every time I momentarily forgot the lessons in her book."
"Lots of books -- and articles and experts -- claim to have the keys to transform your sex life. This one actually has it. It isn't as fast as taking a pill, but it will last a whole lot longer. You will find no hot new bedroom moves -- it's that deeper-level soul stuff. You know, the stuff that actually works."
"Nagoski's book deserves plaudits for the rare achievement of merging pop science and the sexual self-help genre in prose that's not insufferably twee. . . . [Come As You Are] offers up hard facts on the science of arousal and desire in a friendly and accessible way."
--The Guardian (UK)
"This is the best book I have ever read about sexual desire and why some couples just stop having sex, and what they can do about it. Come As You Are is an absolutely necessary guide for all couples who want to understand the ups and downs in their own sex life. It is a must read!"
--John Gottman, Ph.D., author of The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work
"Wonderful new language to help us articulate to women (and their lovers) what is going on."