Sex and Death to the Age 14, by Spalding Gray

As Spalding Gray summed it up best, “Sex and Death to the Age 14 is basically about the death of goldfish and masturbation.” Gray takes us through his childhood recollections of growing up in a Christian Science household in Barrington, Rhode Island, in the 1950s. From the untimely deaths of various pets (ducks to dogs) to his sexual awakening as a teenager, from erotic pictures in Life magazine to strip poker, we get Gray’s humorous take on coming to terms with both subjects—death and sex. Throughout his childhood these weighed heavily on his mind, and 30 years later, we find him trying to make sense of it all.

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Posted on December 18, 2011, in Uncategorized and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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