Amy Sedaris meets Woody Allen in an uproarious memoir of self discovery. In her critically acclaimed memoir Dork Whore, Iris Bahr finally lost her virginity in the summer between high school and Brown University. In this book, she's ready for love a year later—but not much wiser. Through all of her uproarious capers, she tries to reconcile her craving for mindblowing sex with her desire for a meaningful relationship—all in an attempt to become an adult. Sort of.
IRIS BAHR is a critically acclaimed actor, writer, and director. She executive produces, writes, and directs her original series Svetlana, about a Russian hooker-cum-political consultant. Her one-woman show Dai (Enough) won a Lucille Lortel Award, and she was nominated for two Drama Desk Awards, including Best Solo Show. Best known for her recurring role on Curb Your Enthusiasm, she starred in The Last Exorcism, Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector and the pilot for Big Bang Theory, and she has also appeared on Friends, King of Queens, The Drew Carey Show, and Star Trek: Voyager. She lives in Los Angeles.
CRITICAL ACCLAIM for Dork Whore:
“Girl meets boy, girl meets another boy, and girl meets another boy . . . My kind of book! Dork Whore is hilarious. It's like listening to a drunk friend tell you all the embarrassing stuff she'll regret the next day.” —Chelsea Handler
“Like Bruce Chatwin with a vagina, Paul Theroux with a sense of humor, Iris Bahr takes an external and internal journey that is exotic, unique, singular, personal, intimate, honest, exciting, wildly funny, smart, and strangely arousing.”
—Larry Charles, director of Borat and producer of Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm
“Much about Ms. Bahr can be learned in her gracefully titled memoir, Dork Whore: My Travels Through Asia as a Twenty-Year-Old Pseudo-Virgin. The subtitle cannot be fully explained here, nor can her unpleasant experience in the audience at a Bangkok sex show, nor her exquisitely detailed gastrointestinal troubles, nor her repeated attempts to bring to an end her pseudo-virginal status.” —New York Times
“Bahr has a flair for the self-deprecating wisecrack, a trick that keeps this quick memoir moving.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Witty . . . Touching.” —Publishers Weekly
A young woman finds herself in all the wrong places.