comeasyouare-reprint“BEST OF” 2015
GoodReads Choice Awards, Top 5 Science and Technology Books

Buzzfeed’s 17 Things that Changes Our Sex Lives in 2015

Book Riot’s Best of April 2015 and Best of 2015 So Far and Best of 2015.

Autostraddle’s Top 10 Queer and Feminist Books

“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. … It is a must read!”
John Gottman, Ph.D., author of The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work

“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. … I guarantee Come As You Are will open minds and change lives.”
Carol Queen, Ph.D., Founding director, Center for Sex & Culture

“This is the best book I have ever read exploring the science of female sexuality. I am a total evangelist for Nagoski’s work […]. You think you know how women’s sexuality works? I can guarantee that you do not. Not until you read this, anyway. The book is definitely great for college students and for bright high schoolers as well.”  — Peggy Orenstein, author of Girls and Sex


Emily Nagoski is the New York Times bestselling author of Come As You Are: the surprising new science that will transform your sex life. She has a PhD in Health Behavior with a doctoral concentration in human sexuality from Indiana University (IU), and a master’s degree (also from IU) 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. For eight years, she worked as the inaugural Director of Wellness Education at Smith College, before transitioning to fulltime sex nerd, traveling the country, teaching college students, training professionals, and learning every day.

Emily’s mission in life is to teach women to live with confidence and joy inside their bodies. She’s currently writing her next book, on women’s overall wellbeing, especially how to overcome the feeling of being overwhelmed and exhausted by all you have to do, yet worrying that you’re not doing “enough.” It’s called Burnout.

Emily is booked through 2017, but is scheduling events for 2018. You can invite her to speak, read more about the programs she offers (for training for professionals – therapists, medical providers, educators, etc – see pro trainings), and see/hear Emily in action.

Full bio here. And hey, here’s her TEDx talk!


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