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How to Make Love Like a Porn Star: A Cautionary Taleby Jenna Jameson
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When the stewardess brought me off the plane in a wheelchair, I lowered my head. I was too scared to even look at my father. I didn't want to see the disappointment and horror on his face. All that hate I had accumulated for him over the years, all the resentment against him for not understanding what I was going through, just released with the tears.
In the underbelly of Las Vegas, a cesspool of warring biker gangs and seedy strip clubs transformed the gawky, brace-faced Jenna Massoli into the bombshell Jenna Jameson. Today, Jenna Jameson is the biggest star in the history of adult movies, consistently ranked as one of the most beautiful women alive. But behind the glamour and the meteoric rise to fame was a path paved with tragedy and heartbreak. As a teenager drawn into a chaotic world ruled by rape, abuse, and murder, Jenna plunged into a downward spiral of addiction, even as she became one of the most photographed women in adult magazines.
Determined to overcome this past, Jenna rebounded in the adult-film business, where she encountered sadistic directors, experienced lovers of both sexes, amorous celebrities (from Howard Stern to Marilyn Manson to Tommy Lee), bitter rival starlets, and finally, glory, as she went on to become the biggest porn star the world has ever seen. But her struggle for happiness did not end when the accolades began. For years she wrestled with her resentment at her estranged father, the loneliness of growing up from the age of two without a mother, and her enduring childhood desire to find a man who could give her the security and love she never had.
Her unforgettable memoir is many things at once: a shocking sexual history, an insider's guide to the secret workings of the billion-dollar adult-film industry, and a gripping thriller that probes deep into Jenna's dark past. An unparalleled exploration of sexual freedom, How to Make Love Like a Porn Star ventures far beyond the flesh, into the heart-shredding tragedies and adrenaline-pumping triumphs of a woman who has already lived a hundred lifetimes. Always witty and humorous even as she faces the demons of her past, Jenna offers hilarious anecdotes about one of the most controversial businesses in history, and shares outrageous advice, including her ten commandments of dating and sex, how to become a "suitcase pimp," and how to make it in the business as a female (or a male).
Add to this never-before-seen photographs from Jenna's private collection and others taken exclusively for this book, and the result is certain to be one of the most talked-about books of the year.
"With its wit (the book is dedicated to Onan), its victim narrative (multiple sexual assaults), its celebrity dish (Howard Stern is actually well endowed), and its frank, one-fisted prose style ('After three hours of sweaty, psychotic sex, she handed me a huge black strap-on'), the queen of porn's autobiography is destined to become a lowbrow classic. Jameson's career began at 16, when she fell for Jack, a tattoo artist. At a party, Jack's neo-Nazi uncle raped Jameson. Unable to face her father, a Las Vegas cop, she moved in with Jack. Within a year, she went from high school cheerleader to stripper to nude model to porn actress, with a stop along the way to become a crack addict. Jameson's life wasn't so much a downward spiral as a freefall into darkness. But, as the porn world would have it, the harder she fell, the more everyone wanted her, and she quickly became a top nude model and porn star, and the country's highest-paid feature dancer, all while leaving a path of carnage worthy of several rock bands. Beneath Jameson's monstrous diva exterior, however, was a girl who just wanted to become a loving mother and wife. After many failures, she finally succeeded, and her X-rated book ends on an uplifting family-values note. Jameson's life was a mess, and with its multiple formats (interview transcripts, movie scripts, advice sidebars, diary entries, cartoon strips), so is this book. But it's a remarkably appealing and honest mess, and should earn Jameson some of the mainstream acceptance she so clearly desires. Photos. Agent, Resource Media Group/L. Perkins Agency. (On sale Aug. 17) Forecast: A VH1 special on Jameson airing August 16, a first serial in Rolling Stone and Jameson's pouty face on the jacket ensure this book will take off." Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"[D]oesn't offer much useful information for those who prefer having sex in private; but for aspiring performers, it's a gold mine....Beyond affirmation and advice, Jameson's book is brimful of data that range from trivial to irrelevant." Jane and Michael Stern, The New York Times Book Review
In her new book, Jenna Jameson brings her sexual education in the adult entertainment industry out from behind closed doors to sex up American pop culture. In this steamy, fun, and intimate guide, Jenna takes us on-set, on-stage, in the bedroom, backstage at the strip club, and more, using her life experiences as the framework for an explicit how-to that teaches us how we can have a love life like hers.
Jenna's enormous fan base has been waiting for a sexual tell-all from the most popular porn star ever, and she is giving them what they want — in stunning detail. Learn the secrets of the porn industry as Jenna talks about what men and women have done right and wrong with her in both her public and private lives. Find out how to release your inner porn star and bring uninhibited pleasure to yourself and your partners by drawing on the trove of sexual knowledge that Jenna opens up. With detailed instructions for acts of love and lust ranging from strip teasing to oral sex, from the "mermaid" position to the "triple header" (and everything in between), Jenna leaves no pleasure unexplored. She also reveals what her lovers do for her that keeps her interested and satisfied despite her vast sexual experiences, and she reminds us that although many things contribute to a great sex life, intimacy and openness are the keys to sexual exploration with your partners.
Jenna Jameson is a sexual icon, the most famous female adult entertainment star in history, and considered one of the world's most beautiful women. She steps further into the mainstream spotlight with this beautifully written, designed, and photographed tell-all sexual autobiography.
“Captivating…a real person comes through in its page…Lively, hellacious, entertaining, sharp, feisty, and touching.” —Salon.com
How to Make Love Like a Porn Star, the mega-bestselling memoir, triumphant survival story, and cautionary tale that spent over six weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and rocketed adult film icon Jenna Jameson into the mainstream spotlight, is now in paperback for the very first time. Her unforgettable memoir is many things at once: a shocking sexual history; an insiders guide to the secret workings of the billion-dollar adult-film industry; and a gripping thriller that probes deep into Jamesons dark past. With never-before-seen photographs from Jennas private collection, exclusive photos taken for this book, and original cartoon strips, this memoir is an unparalleled exploration of sexual freedom.
About the Author
According to Rolling Stone, Jenna Jameson is the actress who "put the star in porn star," and New York magazine calls her a "cultural icon." Recognized by Adult Video News as the leading female adult star of all time, she has won virtually every honor the adult industry bestows. Jenna Jameson is the CEO of ClubJenna, Inc., a video production, licensing, Internet development and management firm for more than a dozen adult stars. The E! True Hollywood Story of her life was the highest rated special of its kind. Jenna has appeared in more than one thousand magazine articles and graced approximately four hundred covers.
Table of Contents
The World's Fresh Ornament
A Liquid Prisoner Pent in Walls of Glass
An Imperfect Actor on the Stage
Trophies of Lovers Gone
The Gentle Closure of My Breast
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