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In Intimate Detail

“Beautiful lingerie… is a signal that you love yourself enough to take out the good stuff and feel special even on the most mundane of days.”
—Dita Von Teese, from the foreword

How to Choose, Wear and Love Lingerie


A comprehensive and accessible illustrated guide to lingerie from intimates expert Cora Harrington, founder of The Lingerie Addict, the internet's top intimate apparel blog.

While many love the idea of wearing special underthings, lingerie can be intimidating. How is it supposed to fit? How do you take care of it all? Is lingerie really for me? In this beautiful and empowering guide, lingerie expert Cora Harrington demystifies intimate apparel, making it accessible to all sizes, ages, and budgets. Covering everything from basic bras and panties to special occasion wear, shapewear, hosiery, corsets, and more, this no-nonsense handbook empowers you to confidently buy, wear, and care for the underpinnings of your dreams.

$25.00 U.S • Hardcover • 152 pages • Full color • 7 x 8 ½ inches • Published by Ten Speed Press

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  • Vogue — 13 Books for Every Hard-to-Please Person on Your List
  • The New Yorker — “In Intimate Detail,” an Instructive Ode to Underwear
  • Shondaland — Getting Intimate With Cora Harrington: The founder of The Lingerie Addict gives us a peek at the underpinnings of her new, debut book
  • Bustle — Cora Harrington's "In Intimate Detail" Is An Inclusive Guide To Lingerie That Reframes The Intimate Apparel Conversation
  • Vice — This Author Explains Everything You Should Know About Lingerie
  • Healthline — 7 Bra-fitting Tips for Every Size By Lingerie VIP Cora Harrington
  • Autostraddle — "In Intimate Detail" Is the Singular Guide to Lingerie – and It's Queer-Inclusive
  • Vox — Lingerie marketing is dominated by the male gaze. A new book aims to change that.
  • Wear Your Voice Mag — Cora Harrington's 'In Intimate Detail' Is The Inclusive Book On Lingerie We Deserve
  • Elle — 6 Things I Wish I'd Known About Lingerie Before I Started Buying It
  • The Lily (Washington Post) — I went shopping with the woman trying to revolutionize lingerie. Here’s what I learned about myself.
  • Longreads — An Inclusive Guide to Lingerie and a New Take on Self-Care
  • eHarmony — In Intimate Detail: On the Pleasures of Lingerie with Author Cora Harrington
  • New York Post — From crotchless panties to sheer stockings, how lingerie got so sexy
  • Brit + Co — Cora Harrington’s Empowering Guide to Lingerie Is Made for All Bodies AND Genders
  • Jezebel — The Lingerie Addict's Cora Harrington On Labor, Bra Sizes, and the Problem with Victoria's Secret
  • Call Your Girlfriend — Intimate Secrets
  • Strong Feelings — Body Politics with Cora Harrington
  • This Is the Year You Love Yourself in Lingerie
  • Advance Praise for In Intimate Detail

    “An informative, empowering, and masterfully organized guide to lingerie. I’ve always said indulgence is a necessity, and for those looking to indulge, this book is a must-read.” —Josie Natori, Founder & CEO of The Natori Company

    “With passion and curiosity, Cora Harrington tackles every aspect of intimate apparel from technical construction to fit issues for varying body types to the emotional experience of buying and wearing. She has keen styling insights and clever, practical tips. This is a smart, savvy guide to a modern woman’s lingerie needs through all stages of her life. We finally have THE reference for intimate apparel.” —Gale Epstein and Lida Orzeck, co-founders of Hanky Panky

    "An incredible resource for anyone with an interest in lingerie—this is the book I wish I had when I was starting my line! The right lingerie has the power to change your life, which Cora Harrington’s vast knowledge of the subject wholeheartedly reinforces." —Becca McCharen-Tran, founder of Chromat

    Book Signings


    April 9th, 2020 (Canceled)
    7:00 – 9:00pm
    The Ripped Bodice Bookstore

    February 6th, 2020
    6:30 – 8:30pm
    Dark Garden
    3528 Magazine St.
    New Orleans, LA


    August 21st, 2019
    6:00 – 8:00pm
    The Apple Tree London

    February 25th, 2019
    11:30am – 12:00pm
    CurveNewYork / Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York

    February 23rd, 2019
    2:30 – 4:00pm
    The Modern at Art Place, Resident Lounge / Washington D.C.


    October 18th, 2018
    6:00 – 8:00pm
    Journelle / New York

    October 10th, 2018
    5:00 – 7:00pm
    The Rack Shack / Brooklyn

    September 29th, 2018
    6:00 – 8:30pm
    Department of Curiosities / Chicago

    September 15th, 2018
    4:00 – 6:00pm
    Trashy Diva / Atlanta

    Don't see your town listed above for a book signing? That doesn't mean I've forgotten about you! As the author of a new book, I receive many kinds of support from my publisher. However, that does not include book tour or travel. This isn't unusual; it's completely normal for most new authors.

    If I haven't yet made plans to do a book event near you, it’s because I don't yet have the travel expenses, lodging, signing location, or advertising costs to cover one. Depending on the time of year, my schedule may also be full with other business, which affects my ability to travel or creatively workaround this lack of resources.

    If you are experienced at bringing authors to your town, or you know someone who is, I'd love to talk with you about it! My dream is to do a signing in every city I have readers! You can email me at [email protected].

    However, if that's not possible, you can still support me as a new author by buying my book, posting about it on social media, and writing a positive review on popular bookselling sites. This will help me get more interest in my book and may even help with getting a second book published.

    Thank you so much for your interest in my book and in a signing. I put my all my heart and soul into it, and it means the world to me that you care enough to want to experience In Intimate Detail, in-person, with me.