11 Fun Facts About “Embraceable”

At least I find them fun. I’m only slightly biased. 😉

Embraceable is currently being formatted for publishing. (Woo hoo!) I thought I’d celebrate by sharing some tid bits/teasers about the book.

♦ Susan Harper, PhD, who penned the foreword, is an educator, writer, activist and advocate for a variety of groovy causes, including LGBTQ equality, gender equality, partner and sexual violence prevention and healthcare equality.

♦ My memoir portion starts with an, um, bang—a literally climactic experience that changed my life.

♦ You’ll then read my “Does Dirt Have Calories” and sex ed stories, fleshed out (no pun intended) and in context.

♦ Numerous of the story contributors have uniquely spiffy jobs, including professional cuddling and sex work.

♦ Several authors (and their stories) are religious. Another wrote about escaping a cult.

♦ The story contributors range in age, from 20-something to 70-plus.

♦ Several women who either contributed a story or agreed to an interview with me requested anonymity for safety reasons, privacy or both.

♦ One of the contributors was married to one of the world’s best-selling authors of all time. (And that’s only one of many fascinating things about her.)

♦ Editing the stories (before passing them off to the awesome Mike Sirota for final edits) was challenging and rewarding. It was an honor—and, admittedly, nerve-racking—to hold women’s deeply intimate, personal stories in my hands, making changes I hoped would make them shine even brighter.

♦ A couple of the stories made me laugh out loud. Many are heart-wrenching. All of them inspire me.

♦ 100 percent of the proceeds will go to my work and advocacy to empower girls and women to embrace their sexuality, bodies and selves.

Embraceable book cover red

Embraceable will be available via Amazon and iTunes soon!

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  1. I am so eager to read this! Sending so much love your way!

  2. Ditto what Shan said. ❤

  3. Reblogged this on Velda Brotherton and commented:
    I am honored to have my story included in this fab book August has worked so hard to bring to life. Thanks August.

  4. This looks wonderful. Congratulations! No doubt a lot of work behind it, not to mention takeaways that will probably stay with you for life.

  5. I just simply can’t wait to read that book!! Go right ahead and publish. 😀

  6. I’m sure you’ll let us know when it goes on the market. Hope you put it on B&N for Nooks.

  7. Congratulations, August! It looks like a great read.

  8. Hello there. I always look forward to your blog posts. That is why I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. Keep up the great work.

    I hope you will accept that award. Please find your nomination and the award rules here:


    Have a wonderful day and a great Christmas time!

  9. You’re an exceptional woman, August.

  10. I want this book for christmas and I have to know how one becomes a professional cuddler because I feel like that would solve a lot of the world’s stress and anxiety problems. Loving touch is healing. That’s pretty cool that’s a real job.

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