Loves Stinks! 2-12-11

love stinks
Thank you to everyone who came out for “Love Stinks!”, our anti-Valentine’s Day salon. This on was particularly exciting as it was part of a NGR-wide event. Chapters across North America are sharing the same theme throughout February. The whole thing was sponsored by Harper Perennial, publisher of Great Philosophers Who Failed at Love by Andrew Shaffer.

We were quite thrilled to have the author himself as our guest of honor! No, he wasn’t naked and he didn’t read, but he did give away some books to a lucky few attendees.

We began the evening with die-hard Naked Girl, Fonda Feeling (she’s read at every salon!), reading “The Law of Talion” by the Maquis de Sade which can be found in The Misfortunes of Virtue and Other Early Tales.

Miss Mina followed that with the tragic tale of Peter Abelard from Great Philosophers Who Failed at Love.

First time Naked Girl Jena Kitten read from The Sexual Life of Catherine M. by Catherine Millet.

Betty Blaize, returning to NGR after a year off, read of lusty Jean-Jacques Rosseau from Great Philosophers Who Failed at Love.

Audience favorite Vikki Likkerish shared a selection on the pain on adultery from Portrait in Sepia: A Novel by Isabel Allende.

Then Andrew Shaffer returned to the stage to give away some copies of his book, each accompanied by a *giant* Valentine from all the Naked Girls. Scratch had had the idea of having auditions right then and there and giving the best readers the books. This was squashed in favor of a simple drawing.

Miss Mina read the classic tale of Dido’s love and Aeneas’ betrayal from Book IV of Virgil’s Aeneid.

Fonda Feeling returned to read about Seneca the Younger from Great Philosophers Who Failed at Love.

Betty Blaize shared with us a few lessons on love, marriage, and divorce from The Sweet Potato Queens’ Book of Love by Jill Conner Browne.

Jena Kitten finished off the evening with the sad story of Nicolas Chamfort from (you guessed it!) Great Philosophers Who Failed at Love.

Our next salon will be held at The Great Burlesque Exposition on April 23rd at midnight. We’re calling it Midnight Snack and yes, there will be snacks. Naked Girls from all over North America will be particpating. You can get your tickets now!

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