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When Joan Kelly took a weekend job as a professional submissive in a private dungeon, it seemed she'd finally found a perfect outlet for her pent-up desires. Suddenly, Joan was being paid to do things she'd only fantasized about.

Having spent several years scouring the Internet unsuccessfully for a man who would dominate her in the bedroom without getting on her nerves outside of it, Joan had nearly lost hope of satisfying her sexually submissive urges. Now, using her professional name, "Marnie," she was being paid to do only what she felt like with kinky men who didn't even expect to have any real sex in their sessions. To Joan, it almost felt like being paid to practice the art of self-centeredness — except for the part where she had to kneel and address strangers as "Master."

The Pleasure's All Mine offers the reader a rare, intimate, often amusing, sometimes disturbing look into the life of a professional submissive — one whose drive for self-acceptance and respect is as relentless as her sexual need for the services she provides. Readers will experience many humorous, bizarre, frightening, and utterly entertaining events through the perceptive and insightful eyes of this writer.

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"The sweet-natured daughter of a teacher and school principal, Kelly is initially an unlikely player in the sadomasochism realm, more like a journalist reporting on an underground scene. But in relaying her love of paddling, spanking and caning, Kelly emerges as a true submissive, not just an observer. Her journey — and it's a fascinating one — begins when she takes a weekend job as a professional submissive in a 'private dungeon.' Pent-up with sexual frustration after a breakup with her first master, she's by turns ravenous for punishment and nervous from inexperience. Eventually, she decides to work independently, a rare strategy for a submissive, more common for a dominatrix. With wit and enthrallment, Kelly details encounters that involve various kinky preferences by both her clients and herself, and balances questions of self-worth with scenes of being tied up and whipped. Although the book is predominantly a memoir of Kelly's foray into the kink world, it's also a manifesto about one woman's joy in sex work. Some clients do provoke a creeping dread, but nothing untoward happens to dampen the 'pro sub's' enthusiasm, and ultimately Kelly provides a compelling tale of letting go, finding pleasure and getting paid for it. (Feb. 14)" Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. Publishers Weekly

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"Already an underground classic, The Pleasure's All Mine may well emerge as The Catcher In the Rye of kink. I loved it." Jerry Stahl, author of Permanent Midnight; I, Fatty

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"Like Alice in Wonderland, Kelly's narrator travels through a landscape that reflects, distorts, and changes her, yet she never loses her grit, her humor, or her authenticity." Terry Wolverton, author of Insurgent Muse

About the Author

Joan Kelly grew up in a middle-class Southern California neighborhood, the daughter of a teacher and a school principal. Her writing has been published in Ben is Dead, BUST, Kitchen Sink Magazine, and a 2006 anthology about women and horses. Currently a fourth-year undergraduate student at Antioch University in Los Angeles, she is a member of the writers group Women at Work. Joan lives in Southern California and, in addition to being semi-obsessed with feminism, she enjoys spending time with her friends and her pets.

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Lonerwor, July 26, 2007 (view all comments by Lonerwor)
I could see myself reading this book over, and over, because we all have difficulties with our sexuality, and we seek for meaningful relationships, and sometimes at the end, we end up alone, because people may not meet up to our standards, or we may not meet up to their standards. It is kind of a double-edged sword.
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I guess this is a must read for all teenagers. I liked the concept though
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This websites comment rating system ranks "very bad." My ranking was intended to be "very good."
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780786716487
Author:
Kelly, Joan
Publisher:
Carroll & Graf Publishers
Subject:
California
Subject:
Women
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Prostitutes
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Women
Subject:
Sexual dominance and submission
Subject:
Sex-oriented businesses - California -
Subject:
Biography-Women
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20060131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
5 1/2 x 8 1/4

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"Review" by , "The sweet-natured daughter of a teacher and school principal, Kelly is initially an unlikely player in the sadomasochism realm, more like a journalist reporting on an underground scene. But in relaying her love of paddling, spanking and caning, Kelly emerges as a true submissive, not just an observer. Her journey — and it's a fascinating one — begins when she takes a weekend job as a professional submissive in a 'private dungeon.' Pent-up with sexual frustration after a breakup with her first master, she's by turns ravenous for punishment and nervous from inexperience. Eventually, she decides to work independently, a rare strategy for a submissive, more common for a dominatrix. With wit and enthrallment, Kelly details encounters that involve various kinky preferences by both her clients and herself, and balances questions of self-worth with scenes of being tied up and whipped. Although the book is predominantly a memoir of Kelly's foray into the kink world, it's also a manifesto about one woman's joy in sex work. Some clients do provoke a creeping dread, but nothing untoward happens to dampen the 'pro sub's' enthusiasm, and ultimately Kelly provides a compelling tale of letting go, finding pleasure and getting paid for it. (Feb. 14)" Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
"Review" by , "Already an underground classic, The Pleasure's All Mine may well emerge as The Catcher In the Rye of kink. I loved it."
"Review" by , "Like Alice in Wonderland, Kelly's narrator travels through a landscape that reflects, distorts, and changes her, yet she never loses her grit, her humor, or her authenticity."
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