Tuesday, December 29, 2009


Call me Rachel Resnickova. Czech translation of Love Junkie from Jota arrived yesterday. Positively psychedelic!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Gifts: A beautiful new review from The Barcelona Review


Meat stand in Morocco 
http://www.barcelonareview.com/rev/69.html
Talk about gifts. What a thoughtful, generous review from one of my all-time favorite online magazines, The Barcelona Review. Check it out, and then if you're interested, click on the link to an old story of mine, "The Meat-Eaters of Marrakesh." You just might recognize one of the characters/settings/relationships in the memoir. Only it's unleashed and heightened the way fiction allows. In the review of Love Junkie, Jill Adams says, "This book matters." Wow!
Merry merry! Whether you celebrate Xmas, Hannukah, Kwanzaa, Saturnalia or Festivus (the holiday for the rest of us) -- tear it up! RRxo
Stay tuned for groovy pics and write-up of the recent wild and woolly Hustler/Hollywood event. For now, as a seasonal teaser and my gift to you all who have been so supportive and inspiring, enjoy this snap from the last minutes of the Hustler/Hollywood event. Yes, Jesus came. Clearly he is a love junkie, too.

Jesus has my back. And one of the guest's backs, too.
Also her formidable scarlet nails.



Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Ever Fallen In Love With Someone You Shouldn't Have?

EVER FALLEN IN LOVE WITH SOMEONE YOU SHOULDN'T HAVE?


HUSTLER HOLLYWOOD PRESENTS STAN KENT’S INFAMOUS, UN-RATED ENTERTAINMENT VARIETY SHOW “SEX, DRUGS AND ROCK AND ROLL” WITH FEATURED GUEST RACHEL RESNICK, PORN STAR LEGEND AND SEX EXPERT GUEST HOST NINA HARTLEY, AND MUSICAL GUEST RICKY BERGER


The event will also feature an erotic reading and bellydancing by Safa - Claire Litton

Los Angeles- On Thursday, December 10, 2009, at 8:00pm, Hustler Hollywood presents Stan Kent’s infamous uncensored entertainment variety show “Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll.” The night’s featured guest is author Rachel Resnick who will be talking about falling in love with all the wrong people in her groundbreaking new sex/love addiction memoir Love Junkie. The night will also feature legendary porn star, sex expert and bestselling author Nina Hartley as the guest host.

© Glenn Francis, www.PacificProDigital.com

Musical guest is Ricky Berger, an up-and-coming chanteuse with a stunning voice that evokes the classic vocal era.

          http://www.myspace.com/rickyberger

To round out the evening, Safa-Claire Litton will perform an erotic reading and bellydance. The event will also feature free tasty nibbles from the cafe and swag bags of Hustler merchandise to send everyone home happy.

HUSTLER/HOLLYWOOD INFO:  8920 W Sunset Blvd West Hollywood, CA 90069-1812 - (310) 860-9009

To me, this feels like an evening of William Blake's "Songs of Innocence and of Experience" made manifest. http://www.gailgastfield.com/innocence/soi.html [Thank you, Gail Gastfield! For the lovely presentation, w/gorgeous plates.] You be the judge.

Let me know if you can make it, and feel free to spread the word. Remember:  Recovery doesn't have to mean no fun. Also, not everyone is an addict. There is no reason to go all Puritan and shut down on love, sex, romance, relationships once in recovery. The idea is to celebrate true ecstasy and true intimacy. And while remaining vigilant, journey toward closer human connection.

This evening is dedicated to Lisa Firestone, whose birthday falls on this day. She is one of the most steadfast of Writers On Fire participants, a dear friend, a rockin' writer, and a woman who knows how to have kickass, healthy fun. She is an inspiration.

Hope to see you guys next week!

Rachel
xoxo
P.S. If anyone wants a formal press release, feel free to e-mail me at rachel@rachelresnick.com. Thanks!
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