Books

From Portland writer and Bitch Magazine online editor Sarah Mirk comes the best guide to relationships ever. Sex From Scratch: Making Your Own Relationship Rules is a relationship self-help book that actually presents staying single, never getting married, breaking up, and never having kids as viable options. It's bold, open to possibilities, and an absolute joy to read.

Featuring great interviews with Betty Dodson, Wendy-O Matik, Michelle Tea, Tomas Moniz, Tracy Clark-Flory, Andi Zeisler, Stu Rasmussen, Aya de Leon, Tristan Taormino, and Erika Moen. Illustrations by Natalie Nourigat and Molly Schaeffer.

Trade paperback, 192 pages. ISBN #9781621060420.

Slip of the Tongue is writer Katie Haegele's personal dive into everyday linguistics. Essays that go unexpected places and extend from the poetry of sewing to a feminist journey through hair metal.

It's in many ways about the perpetual challenge of figuring out how to put our thoughts, feelings, and experiences into words. "For brief moments I'm able to capture the wonder and pain of my puny experience," Haegele writes, "using only words—the same words I use to scold my cat or tell my sister what time the movie starts—and then, just as quickly, it gets away from me again."

160 pages, trade paperback.

An absolute classic of zine literature and a necessary part of any DIY library, now in a revised and updated edition. Accessible, fun, and useful for all interest and experience levels.

"Stolen Sharpie Revolution consists of thoughtful lists and step-by-step how-to guides on everything from definitions of a 'zine,' where to find zines, why they are important, how to make them and how to participate in zine culture. This book has everything you need to get started creating your own zine, or to figure out what to do with the zine you just made. Stolen Sharpie Revolution serves as both an introduction into the wide world of zine culture and as a guide to taking the next step to become a part of it."

Published by Silver Sprocket. 152 pages, 5.5" x 4.25". ISBN # 9781945509452.