This Might Be Too Personal

This Might Be Too Personal

And Other Intimate Stories

Alyssa Shelasky


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A frisky, feminine, funny, and profoundly genuine essay collection on relationships, sex, motherhood, and finding yourself, by the editor of New York Magazine's Sex Diaries.

Alyssa Shelasky has a lot to tell you.

In this hilarious and intimate essay collection, Alyssa navigates life as a wild-hearted woman and her thrilling career as a sex, relationship, and celebrity writer in New York City. From double-booking an interview with Sarah Jessica Parker and an abortion appointment and unsuccessfully quitting sex and men entirely to have a baby via an anonymous sperm donor, to hooking up with a hot musician while eight months pregnant and then finding her life partner but vowing to never get married, Alyssa's essays paint a deeply genuine, romantic, and uproarious portrait of a woman who craves both love and lust, and refuses to settle or sacrifice her fierce inner-spirit, sometimes to her own regret and detriment. And she's not afraid to give you every single beautiful, messy, embarrassing, and emotional detail of her bleeding heart and busy bedroom.

This Might Be Too Personal is like having (several) drinks with your best friend who has seen, heard, and done everything. Literally, everything. Told in a refreshing candor with jolts of humor, undeniable relatability, and irresistible energy, Alyssa’s book is the ultimate meditation on living an authentic life with big feelings, hard decisions, and the small victories and painful mistakes of motherhood, womanhood, and profound independence.


Alyssa Shelasky:
ALYSSA SHELASKY is the editor of New York Magazine's Sex Diaries and the author of Apron Anxiety. She is also starring in and producing the Sex Diaries docuseries on HBO. She has written for numerous publications including the New York Times, People, Town & Country, Women’s Health, Refinery29, Cosmopolitan, and Glamour magazine. She lives with her family in Brooklyn Heights.