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Camille Perri, the acclaimed author of The Assistants, presents her new book, When Katie Met Cassidy--about the importance of women taking the reins when it comes to love, sex, and self-acceptance.
Katie Daniels, a twenty-eight-year-old Kentucky transplant with a strong set of traditional values, has just been dumped by her fiancé when she finds herself seated across a negotiating table from native New Yorker Cassidy Price, a sexy, self-assured woman wearing a man’s suit. At first neither of them knows what to make of the other, but soon their undeniable connection will bring into question everything each of them thought they knew about sex and love.
When Katie Met Cassidy is a romantic comedy about gender and sexuality, and the importance of figuring out who we are in order to go after what we truly want. It’s also a portrait of a high-drama subculture where barrooms may as well be bedrooms, and loyal friends fill in the spaces absent families leave behind. Katie’s glimpse into this wild yet fiercely tightknit community begins to alter not only how she sees the larger world, but also where exactly she fits in.
“Katie and Cassidy are a joy to behold: two whip-smart women grappling with desire and questioning their deeply held notions of love and intimacy. Perri's book is a real gift — tender, sexy as hell and laugh out loud funny.”—Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney, New York Times bestselling author of The Nest
“Yes, When Katie Met Cassidy is a rom-com. But it's also an important commentary on the taboos of women owning their sexuality.”—HelloGiggles
Camille Perri is the author of The Assistants, and has worked as a books editor for Cosmopolitan and Esquire. She has also been a ghostwriter of young adult novels and a reference librarian. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from New York University, where she majored in English and gender and sexuality studies, and a masters of Library Science degree from Queens College. Perri lives in Brooklyn with her partner.
We will be donating $1 for every book sold to SMYAL (Supporting and Mentoring Youth Advocates and Leaders), which supports and empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth in the Washington, DC, metropolitan region.
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