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New Yorkers! I’m speaking at the amazing ROX gallery next Wednesday night. Expect to hear thoughts on writing, literary cultures in Sydney, London and NYC, and maybe even a little excerpt from a forthcoming book called The Sex Myth. Head to the Australian Woman in New York website for details. 
Come along, and say hi afterwards. It would be great to have some friendly faces in the audience. Also: I can have a few free tickets to give away to the first four people who email me. Because why not?

New Yorkers! I’m speaking at the amazing ROX gallery next Wednesday night. Expect to hear thoughts on writing, literary cultures in Sydney, London and NYC, and maybe even a little excerpt from a forthcoming book called The Sex Myth. Head to the Australian Woman in New York website for details.

Come along, and say hi afterwards. It would be great to have some friendly faces in the audience. Also: I can have a few free tickets to give away to the first four people who email me. Because why not?

"Sex doesn’t have to define us. He’s male, but he likes looking like a girl. What else might be true of him? Perhaps he’s studying electrical engineering, but has also taken courses in archaeology and philosophy. He’s a fine tennis player. His favourite novelist is Dostoevsky. He’s a good listener. He is right of centre on the economy - and would like to see tax cuts. He is critical of government subsidies for the arts. He loves dancing, but at home he enjoys Bach. When he graduates he’s planning to take a holiday to the north of France to see the cathedrals. He’s good at saving money and likes to follow the stock market. His sister is a corporate lawyer. Mostly, he gets on quite well with his parents. Sex doesn’t have to define us.”
Alain de Botton talks the sex myth without knowing it, in his new book Art As Therapy. 
Image by Nan Goldin, ’Cody in the Dressing Room at Boy Bar,’ NYC, 1991.

"Sex doesn’t have to define us. He’s male, but he likes looking like a girl. What else might be true of him? Perhaps he’s studying electrical engineering, but has also taken courses in archaeology and philosophy. He’s a fine tennis player. His favourite novelist is Dostoevsky. He’s a good listener. He is right of centre on the economy - and would like to see tax cuts. He is critical of government subsidies for the arts. He loves dancing, but at home he enjoys Bach. When he graduates he’s planning to take a holiday to the north of France to see the cathedrals. He’s good at saving money and likes to follow the stock market. His sister is a corporate lawyer. Mostly, he gets on quite well with his parents. Sex doesn’t have to define us.”

Alain de Botton talks the sex myth without knowing it, in his new book Art As Therapy.

Image by Nan Goldin, ’Cody in the Dressing Room at Boy Bar,’ NYC, 1991.