Putting Out: Essays on Otherness

Original Essays by
Samantha Mann


This debut collection of essays showcases, in eloquent prose, the ebb and flow of discovering yourself. Samantha Mann moves deftly between the roles of participant and observer as she illustrates the difficulty of finding love - either with others or with herself. The essays in Putting Out are a culmination of this journey as readers are welcomed into its stories of adventurous musings and awkward missteps. Nothing is off limits here: the stigma that accompanies mental health, the struggle of seeking therapy, the changing landscape of friendships, the need to be creative, and the decision to live openly as a lesbian. This honest portrayal is both humorous and heartbreaking as Samantha Mann grows from observant teenager to an expressive, creative adult. These stories are the product of recognizing one’s trauma and being cognizant and grateful for the person we become. As an entire collection, Putting Out: Essays on Otherness offers a thoughtful conversation on the power of female sexuality and owning one’s true identity. Samantha Mann has proven that we can appreciate who we once were in order to celebrate the happy ending of who we are now.


Price: $14.99
ISBN:978-0-9965227-8-6
Release Date: March 19, 2019
Distributed by: Ingram*

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