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The Ask, Sam Lipsyte"Was jerking off in front of your mewler any different than making slow sweet love? I'd always meant to start an anonymous thread about this on one of those parenting resource sites. Things got away from me. Now it was no longer a concern. Bernie was too old. I was too old. It took me a good while to banish this memory, return to the hermetic joys of Spreadsheet Spreaders. I rubbed on valiantly, shot what was doubtless, at my advanced age, some sullen autist into a superannuated tube sock."
God, The Ask is so funny and so great to read if you live in New York circa now and if you have a kid and are married and have a brain etc. Please read this book. And enjoy this masturbation scene. Because it's hilarious and so spot-on. Sam Lipsyte is the best.