A frisky, feminine, funny, and profoundly genuine essay collection on relationships, sex, motherhood, and finding yourself, by the editor of New York Magazine’s Sex Diaries.
Alyssa Shelasky has a lot to tell you.
In this down-to-earth and dazzling essay collection, Alyssa navigates life as a wild-hearted woman and a career as a sex, relationship, and celebrity writer in New York City. From debating whether or not to mention her same-day abortion appointment during her interview with Sarah Jessica Parker, to deciding to have a baby via a sperm donor and her subsequent post-partum exorcism (she was possessed), to finding her life partner but vowing to never get married, Shelasky’s essays paint a profoundly genuine, romantic, and hilarious portrait of a woman who refuses to settle, who loves deeply (sometimes to her detriment), and who isn’t afraid to give you every single intimate detail—seriously.
This Might Be Too Personal is like dishing with your best friend who has packed in ten lives’ worth of experiences into one. Told in a refreshing candor with jolts of humor, undeniable relatability, and irresistible energy, Shelasky’s book is the ultimate meditation on vulnerability, big feelings, motherhood, feminism, and independence.