Dick for a Day: What Would You Do If You Had One?

Not since Kafka s Gregor Samsa awoke to discover that he d turned into a cockroach has literature addressed such a traumatic transformation In order to compile Dick for a Day, scholar and feminist Fiona Giles approached hundreds of well known writers, poets, artists, actresses, and academics and asked them to express what they might feel if they abruptly found themselvesNot since Kafka s Gregor Samsa awoke to discover that he d turned into a cockroach has literature addressed such a traumatic transformation In order to compile Dick for a Day, scholar and feminist Fiona Giles approached hundreds of well known writers, poets, artists, actresses, and academics and asked them to express what they might feel if they abruptly found themselves genitally altered.From Terry McMillan to Jennifer Blowdryer, from Patricia Cornwell to Linda Sexton Gray, we find unexpected answers hygienic, erotic, metaphysical, and even spiritual By turns playful and sociologically profound, Dick for a Day is a milestone in sophisticated humor and feminist literature.
Dick for a Day What Would You Do If You Had One Not since Kafka s Gregor Samsa awoke to discover that he d turned into a cockroach has literature addressed such a traumatic transformation In order to compile Dick for a Day scholar and feminist Fio

  • Title: Dick for a Day: What Would You Do If You Had One?
  • Author: Fiona Giles
  • ISBN: 9780679773535
  • Page: 198
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Dick for a Day: What Would You Do If You Had One?”

    1. What a hoot! Entertaining for the most part, the poems left me dry and at least 2 stories were written by really angry women who I wouldn't like to meet and a few really got into the whole penis for a day premise - some erotic and one or two bordering on sci fi/fantasy . While I've given it 3 stars ~ it doesn't compare to my usual 3 star rating it is more of a 2 but funny(I find the 2-3 star position difficult to decide). I think we should have 6 stars to rate from. Interestingly Margaret Werthe [...]

    2. I hate this book! Granted, it's been nearly 10 years since I read it, but I still remember the rage I felt when I read this. Most of the authours couldn't come up with anything other than "I would piss with my penis," or "I would find a woman to fuck with my penis." Well sure. Of course I would try pissing standing up, and I would want to have sex with my new body part, but I think I would be less predetory about figuring out how to go about that. I guess I was hoping that the writing in this bo [...]

    3. I've had this book on my shelf since I first signed up with Shelfari but did not review it. I came across it in my personal library and remembered how much fun the book was and decided to give it a well-deserved review.The premise of the book is as follows: "What if a woman could try one (a penis) out for a day? To what uses might it be put? What mischief and adventures, or simple opportunities to inhabit new space? What object lessons for its everyday owners, the men we love? (taken from Fiona [...]

    4. Very interesting collection offering differing points of view of how it would be to suddenly sprout a penis for a day. Some of the first stories in the collection were humorous even as they were steamy. Some in the middle were completely boring, though it was interesting to see the different ways the ladies came up with to explain how the dick suddenly materialized. Some found that more than just their lower anatomy changed male and others just saw it as an add-on toy for a day. The later essays [...]

    5. I read this book in one quick sitting. It was at times disturbing and at other times it was hilarious. If you had a penis for a day, what would you do with it? A common theme was that the women would feel a sense of sadness (Poppy Z. Brite would even MOURN) when the penis would disappear at midnight. The answers to the actually question, however, varied fully. There was even some "interesting cock art" included in the book, for those of you that are more visual learners. Overall, I was disturbed [...]

    6. A premise I discuss (probably far too) often, yet this collection was neither humorous nor titillating enough to ever really enthrall me. There are probably a couple essays that I would consider assigning in a gender studies class, but even they aren't really "pleasure" reading. Maybe it wouldn't be worth having a dick for a day after all!

    7. sometimes funny and silly, sometimes sadly enlightening about the dark notions we harbor of the opposite sex and what we think they think about us. a quick read that makes you ponder gender roles without taking it too seriously

    8. I read this one many years ago, for a Gender Studies class in college.It's an interesting concept based on an interesting question, but it didn't quite deliver in the end.There's a joke there, somewhere, but I'll let someone else take it.

    9. Fifty female authors are asked what they would do if they had a penis for one day. The obvious scenarios are presented.Apparently there's a companion piece entitled "Chick For A Day", but I'm not so interested in that one.

    10. This had a great essay about how the lives of many female scientists and mathematicians could have been different with that little extra something. Like, maybe they could get a Nobel prize or something.

    11. Disappointing. The idea behind this book had so much potential but the execution was sadly underwhelming. There were a few bright spots but mostly it was page after page of women fantasizing about peeing, wanking, and fucking.

    12. I was underwhelmed. I have way more ideas than I encountered in the book. I hope I'm not more creative than these authors, or the future of books looks bleak. I had some good laughs, but expected more I think.

    13. Can I just say how much I love Poppy Z. Brite? This book is a bit of a mixed bag (or should I say sack? *heh*), but enjoyable overall.

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