Jen Burke regularly writes about sex and gender on her website and just about everything else on her blog. Her first book, A Life Less Convenient: Letters to My Ex (Merge Press, 2006), is a brilliant account of chronic illness and ex-lovers. I can’t begin to do it justice, so I won’t even try.


Jen composed her asshole self-portrait using a black Sharpie pen and typing paper, and completed it in less than a half-minute. The result was nothing short of a revelation, even to her. “As it turns out,” she told me, “my bottom end is just as dorky as my top end. In other words, even my asshole is one big dork and wears Harry Potter glasses just like I do!”

If you don’t believe her, take a look.