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How To Make Love Like A Porn Star: A Cautionary Tale [Hardcover]

Jenna Jameson
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Aug. 5 2004

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.

"So, where are your parents?" the stewardess asked me after a few minutes. "I can't wait here with you much longer."

I looked up and wiped my eyes. My father was standing ten feet away. He didn't even recognize me.

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.


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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.
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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.

"So, where are your parents?" the stewardess asked me after a few minutes. "I can't wait here with you much longer."

I looked up and wiped my eyes. My father was standing ten feet away. He didn't even recognize me.

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.


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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What I Found- June 24 2005
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
Though I thought this book would be different then it was, I found something perhaps more powerful. This woman went through devastating abuses,drug addictions, the porn world and still found the self-esteem to rise above it all and make a success of her life. To me that is inspirational. I rate it up there with other books I have read lately including Nightmares Echo and Smashed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Oct. 5 2013
Format:Hardcover
I didn't know what to expect picking up this book, but after reading It, I found a new respect for Jenna and all porn stars. She gives you the "ins and the outs" of the biz, stripping 101. I found it very sad, some of the events that have happened to her, but enlightening the journey to where she ended up. I personally love Neil Strauss' writing, it keeps you entertained, and wanting more. I finished the book in 3 days, that's how great it is. Definite read
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read June 24 2013
By S
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Well written book overall, a bit dark at times but interesting nonetheless. The layout is easy to follow and the book reads quickly and has just enough humour. The book arrived in brand new condition and in record time, the price is hard to beat as well. Would recommend the seller and the product.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Read March 8 2012
By Alice
Format:Paperback
This is one book i was not able to put down,A must read for all women,young and old.Weither you love or hate her,One can not deny she's a very strong woman,who has been through more in her first thirty years,then most experience or see in there whole lives.
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5.0 out of 5 stars love it Jan. 15 2012
Format:Paperback
I love Jenna Jameson, but this made me love her even more !! So many things I never knew about Jenna are in this book. So many details and untold stories. Very funny and chic. I couldn't put the book down and have read it 2 times now. Her story is uplifting and influential.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Shocking Past-Courageous Future Nov. 4 2004
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
Ms. Jameson has seen and done just about everything you could ever have imagined. What you find within the content of this book is powerful. From her abuvise situations, to her addictions, then in to the world of Porn-she is honest and forthright. The book spills over with her courage.
I would have to say "How To Make Love Like A Porn Star" is as highly rated as that of "Nightmares Echo by Katlyn Stewart", "Tracy Lords: Underneath It All" and "Paper Life by Tatum O'Neil"
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing, powerful, uplifting June 10 2011
Format:Hardcover
I loved this book. Jenna is an amazing woman. She has done everything, and been through everything. From drugs, to men and being a porn star, all i can say is what a woman. She describes very sexual moments in her life, uses lot's of bad words, but it works, thats her, and thats what this book is all about. I have lot's of respect for this woman.
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5.0 out of 5 stars What a LIFE! March 8 2010
Format:Paperback
I am a big fan of Memoirs... And this one is the best I have read. What a life this girl has had..It doesn't matter what she does or did.. It is that she did it her way.. It is a very exciting book to read.
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