Monday, September 28, 2009

Get Laid!

Shannon Boodram, editor of Laid: Young People's Experiences with Sex in an Easy-Access Culture, and her sister, created an awesome trailer for the upcoming release, using their own photography and music. Check it out right here. Get Laid.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Win Seal Press books and watch Jenny Block on Nightline!

It's an exciting end of September here at Seal Press! We are offering our readers two opportunities to win fall titles and Jenny Block, author of Open: Love, Sex and Life in an Open Marriage, will be appearing tonight on Nightline.

Are you and your partner childless by choice or circumstance? If so you might be interested in winning a copy of our latest book, Two is Enough: A Couple's Guide to Living Childless by Choice by Laura S. Scott. Sign up to be a fan on the page on Facebook and answer one of two questions: What do you love the most about being childfree? or What is the strangest question you've been asked about being childless/childfree? This contest ends September 24th so be sure to post your answer soon!

Love Frito Boats and Ants on a Log? Want to win an autographed copy of Gringa: A Contradictory Girlhood? Write down the first recipe you remember making as a child or young adult, and share it on Melissa Hart's fan page on Facebook. Contests ends October 2nd so enter your award-winning recipe now!

Tonight on Nightline: Jenny Block, author of the Lambda-Award winning memoir Open, is going to be on Nightline debating adultery and the Ten Commandments. This is part of Nightline's Face-Off series where opposing parties debate hot topics. Appearing on the panel will be Pastor Ed Young of Fellowship Church, Noel Biderman of, and Jonathan Daugherty of Be Broken Ministries. You can watch it tonight on ABC's Nightline or online.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Jaclyn Friedman discusses the Campus Rape Crisis and the Hofstra Rape/ Recant Story

Just as colleges and universities across the country are going back in session, the Hofstra University case has hit the media and left questions, opinions, and varying reactions.

Jaclyn Friedman, editor of Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World Without Rape, has written two articles recently that we wanted to share. The first, in the American Prospect, discusses the failure of rape prevention on campus and where responsibility lies. In the second article on, Friedman lists the four things that need to be said about the Hofstra Rape/ Recant story.

What are your thoughts?

Monday, September 21, 2009

You Know You're in a Midlife Crisis When...You Can Win a Midlife Crisis Contest!

Marrying George ClooneyA few weeks ago, we asked women to share the signs of an imminent midlife crisis, using Amy Ferris's Seven Signs of a Midlife Crisis for inspiration. The responses were wonderful, funny, and oh, so true. We especially loved the seven winning submissions below. These witty women each received a copy of Marrying George Clooney, as well as a big thank-you from us, whose middle-of-the-night musings have just become a little more bearable. So, without further ado:

You know you're in a midlife crisis when...

...Your hair is short, your whiskers are long, and you no longer care!
—Mary Frances Frawley

...You realize you have to find a new dream for the next half of your life and don’t have the vaguest idea where to start.
—Susan Ann Weinman

...You run into old your friends at a picnic and the children they are escorting are all their grandkids!
—Pegi McKee

...You realize you’re older than the president for the first time in your life!
—Jacqueline Korteland Boller

...That list of things you always wanted to do (become a veterinarian, do an undercover FBI stake-out, dye your hair pink, move to Tahiti and live on the beach for a year, have seven children and run an organic farm...) becomes the list of things you now realize you’ll never do.
—Renee Cramer

...You actually contemplate putting on the lycra jumpsuit you wore rollerskating at the Roxy in the 80’s...and notice it really is not a good look, and probably never was!
—Andrea Eisen

...Your mind, instead of your man, wakes you up at 4 A.M. !
—Mary Kruger

For more Marrying George Clooney, check out this clip of author Amy Ferris's good friend, Bruce, reading a chapter from the book.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Book Trailer Bonanza!

We have a host of great books coming out in October! Two of our authors have recently made book trailers which perfectly capture with pictures and music the joy, heartbreak and delight of their works.

Female friendships are some of the most powerful relationships in our lives. Yet sometimes we still find it hard to express our true feelings to the women closest to us. Whether it be fear, ego or circumstance that stand in the way, each of us has something we wish we could say to a friend, but haven't. In PS: What I Didn't Say, editor Megan McMorris gathers together a collection of unsent letters from various women writers to their female friends, representing a range of unspoken emotions. McMorris has put together a great video that will remind you of your best friend moments.

Set in 1970’s Southern California, Gringa: A Contradictory Girlhood is the true story of a young girl conflicted by two extremes. Forced to live with her father by a judge who deemed her lesbian mother’s lifestyle, “unnatural”, Hart was only allowed to visit her mother and her partner two weekends a month. During these short stays, she embraced the culture of her mother’s neighborhood, seeking solace in quesadillas, musicals, and her mother’s ramshackle VW bus. At her father’s house, she struggled with his hot temper, her inability to fit in, and the deep yearning for her mother.

Below Hart demonstrates the correct way to make a Frito Boat, an all time favorite at her mother's house.