If you'd like to hear, or read, the unexpurgated version of "Banned author talks censorship for Banned Books Week" by Lindsey Peterson, KVNO News -- that's her interview of me -- go to:
I noticed that "That Word" had been expurgated in the edited version that hit the airwaves October 1, 2012.
I think it was expurgated because, when Ms. Peterson questioned me and I mentioned "That Word," she said:
"...even as we're talking and in a radio station it is kind of hard to talk about that. Because some of our listeners might be kind of taken aback by that."
Indeed. "That Word."
I used to say autoeroticism instead. It has such a nice academic ring, and almost no one knows what it means. Mark Twain preferred onanism, but since women don't spill seed, I stuck with autoeroticism.
But lately I've been in a "call a spade a spade" mood when discussing my banned novel, MARCELLA. It's in such good company:
Song of Solomon. Huckleberry Finn. Alice in Wonderland. Diary of Anne Frank. Harry Potter. Little Red Riding Hood. Green Eggs & Ham.
Plus dozens more, including many classics. Just take a look at the American Library Association list:
from: a JoLt of CoFFeY
An Intermittent Newsletter
by Marilyn June Coffey