Author Conversation: Dr. Alexandra Solomon & Gigi Engle

Join us for this joint author reading, conversation, and book-signing featuring authors Dr. Alexandra Solomon and Gigi Engle

Register for this free event HERE. Registration is encouraged but not required. 

Taking Sexy Back acknowledges that the very notion of sexual pleasure has long been hijacked from women. Today’s sexual climate leaves little to no space for honoring the complexities of sex—sex as pleasure, sex as connection, sex as creative expression, sex as communication, and sex as healing. This is particularly true for young women navigating today’s dating world, who need to be able to identify which sexual choices feel authentic, pleasurable, and joyful, and which ones leave them feeling “less-than.”

In Taking Sexy Back, relationship expert Alexandra Solomon—author of Loving Bravely—offers a powerful and holistic approach to help reclaim readers' sexuality, communicate their desires, draw boundaries, be safe, and build the satisfying relationships they truly want. Regardless of their current relationship status, they’ll learn to cultivate their own sexual self-awareness and use that awareness to create sexual experiences that elevate, connect, expand, and heal them.

All the F*cking Mistakes is a practical handbook for all the slutty and wanna-be-slutty women out there. It is the ultimate sex-talk book, demystifying female sexuality without any of the awkwardness of "the talk." From learning how to take back your confidence in a world full of slut shaming, to discovering and owning your sexual empowerment through masturbation, to demanding the love you really deserve, this book is an ode to the women of the world who deserve to be empowered, sexually and otherwise, without guilt.

Offering bite-sized lessons that incorporate Gigi's own special brand of no-nonsense advice to provide clarity and guidance on all things slutty, sexually normative and non-normative, and everything that falls between the cracks of these brackets, this book is your how-to guide to living your sexy AF, fabulous life.

Dr. Alexandra H. Solomon is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at Northwestern University, a lecturer in the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University and a licensed clinical psychologist at The Family Institute at Northwestern University. In addition to writing articles and chapters for leading academic journals and books in the field of marriage and family, she is the author of the book, Loving Bravely: Twenty Lessons of Self-Discovery to Help You Get the Love You Want. Dr. Solomon maintains a psychotherapy practice for individual adults and couples, teaches and trains marriage and family therapy graduate students, and teaches the internationally renowned undergraduate course, “Building Loving and Lasting Relationships: Marriage 101.” Dr. Solomon has been invited to talk about love, sex, and marriage with such media outlets as The Today Show, Vogue, and Scientific American among others. 

Gigi Engle is a feminist writer, certified sex coach, clinical sexologist, and sex educator. She teaches a variety of classes on pleasure, sexual health, and confidence, and her work regularly appears in Marie Claire, Elle, Teen Vogue, and Women's Health. She currently splits her time between Chicago, Illinois and London, England.

Accessibility: Our store is wheelchair accessible, however--there is a narrow hallway and sharp 90-degree turn on the way to our bathrooms. Seating is first-come, first-served, but we are happy to reserve seats for people with disabilities. We have LED lighting that can be adjusted with dimmers. Please call the store at 773-769-9299 the day of the event if you need a reserved seat or have additional questions.

Event date: 
Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Women & Children First
5233 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60640
All the F*cking Mistakes: A Guide to Sex, Love, and Life Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250189738
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - January 21st, 2020

Taking Sexy Back: How to Own Your Sexuality and Create the Relationships You Want Cover Image
By Alexandra H. Solomon, Lori Brotto (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781684033461
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: New Harbinger Publications - February 2nd, 2020