Kaleigh Trace, 144 pgs. Invisible Publishing, invisiblepublishing.com, $19.95
When I picked up Hot, Wet and Shaking: How I Learned to Talk About Sex, I was extremely excited to read it. After reading the first chapter, I was instantly hooked. Kaleigh Trace has done something extremely important when it comes to literature on sex and sexuality; she’s infused her experience as a disabled person into each story with ease. In this reader’s experience, much of this type of literature spends time attempting to theorize, define or deconstruct disability into what it could or should be. In this narrative, disability simply is.
Reading this book, you felt like you were sitting with your best friend, recounting the embarrassingly hilarious date you had the night before. If, like myself, you are someone with a disability, you may see yourself on the page as just another part of a great story, and feel as though you are not alone in trying to navigate the often-unchartered waters of sex and disability. This book is a much needed lighthouse that guides us all with love and laughter. (Andrew Morrison-Gurza)