Memoirs of a Wannabe Sex Addict and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more

Vous voulez voir cette page en français ? Cliquez ici.


or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Start reading Memoirs of a Wannabe Sex Addict on your Kindle in under a minute.

Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

Memoirs of a Wannabe Sex Addict [Paperback]

Julia Morizawa

Price: CDN$ 17.50 & FREE Shipping on orders over CDN$ 25. Details
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
Usually ships within 3 to 5 weeks.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.ca. Gift-wrap available.

Formats

Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition CDN $4.96  
Paperback CDN $17.50  

Book Description

Feb. 2 2010
A fearless account of one woman's sex-capades-the ups, the downs, and everything in between-as she explores men and women, submission and dominance, prostitution and commitment. A must-read for any woman who has searched for herself by using and abusing her body-and emerged from the other side, stronger and wiser.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 162 pages
  • Publisher: Fanny Press (Feb. 2 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1603814302
  • ISBN-13: 978-1603814300
  • Product Dimensions: 0.9 x 22.6 x 15 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 567 g

Customer Reviews

There are no customer reviews yet on Amazon.ca
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
Amazon.com: 4.7 out of 5 stars  7 reviews
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars First timers to erotica - don't be afraid July 10 2010
By CheshireKatie - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I first must admit that I don't read a whole lot of erotica. Actually, I don't think I've ever read erotica at all. Memoirs of a Wannabe Sex Addict is primarily just that: a memoir. I say this not to undermine the erotic quality of the writing, but to emphasize that it is well-written, and in straddling the line between literature and porn, it is most decidedly literature by the quality of the writing. I haven't been so exited about reading a book (and so sneaky!) since I hid banned books between my mattresses and read them in the late hours of the night after my parents went to sleep. Whether you can relate to her sexual escapades through experience, or they bring to life every one of your fantasies, you will find a way to identify with the book's heroine.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Intense Feb. 12 2010
By Paul B. - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This is an important book. It's hot, and it's beaurifully written, and it's intence. Memoirs of a Wannabe Sex Addict follows the experiences of a young woman bent on experiencing the full brunt of the abuse the world has to offer. A modern day Fanny Hill, she experiences sexual abuse, prostitution, and drugs, as well as a whole lot of flesh. Ultimately, she works it out and winds up in a relationship that is fulfilling and real. If you've ever wished erotica could be more intelligent, more true--and more thickly spiced with the grit of a real woman's experiences, this is a book you will appreciate.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I will be reading this book at least twice. July 3 2010
By Tilvenelf - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Disclaimer: This review was written by my wife.

It is not often that as soon as I finish a book and put it down, I want to pick it right back up again. This book is great for any woman who has explored her dark side, or has fantasized about doing so. I loved how each chapter (short story) flowed into the next. I was left wanting to know more about the character's life transformation, how she got off drugs and came out the other side, etc, but in a way was very happy to have the opportunity to imagine it on my own. Her straightforward writing style during the erotic sections of the book made it an incredibly effective turn on. Of the 4 books I have read in the past 2 months, this is by far my favorite.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Deep, Meaningful Memoir and Ripping-Hot Adult Fiction Do Not Mix Well May 31 2010
By Sir Charles Panther - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Full disclosure: Ms. Morizawa contacted me based on her reading of some of my Amazon.com reviews, and asked if I would like to read her book. I agreed, and promised an honest and fair review.

This book is an unfortunate hybrid of apparently autobiographical narrative and raw adult fiction, and they do not go well together. While a memoir about early missteps, finding one's way in life, addiction, growth of self esteem leading toward eventual maturity and independence can be compelling, instructive and even entertaining, coupling this story with the graphic and raw sex of adult fiction takes the air out of both. Addiction, abuse and conflicted introspection are neither erotic nor sexy, and the lurid details of frequent, desperate sex detract highly from the narrative of the memoir.

The frequency of the sex and its full and graphic depiction firmly place it as adult fiction, with the memoir aspect serving as backstory. There is a clear story of a woman in transition, living that transition in sexual and destructive behaviors, but this is incompletely explored.

Fanny Press is marketing this book as erotica, and the back cover also calls this a "debut collection of erotica." Unfortunately, I found very little of this work to be erotic, in that it really didn't catch my interest, and generally failed to arouse me. "The Foreigner" chapter was the only one that truly worked, an interesting and well developed story of a Tokyo massage parlor experienced fully and mutually by the narrator and her man. Another aspect of this work which powerfully detracted from eroticism was the pervasive presence in the early chapters of hard drug and alcohol abuse, lots of chain-smoking, and other forms of abuse. This is personal preference, yes, but these are all major turn-offs. We even get the narrator cutting herself in the fourth chapter (not sexy), and at one point attempting to lure a hot guy in group session by saying she'd had a biopsy that day because of all of the frequent and unprotected sex she was having (not sexy).

Each chapter centers on a relationship with a man...or any number of men, with one usually out of reach or otherwise unobtainable. As such, the focus then veers from erotic literature to relating and relationships, neither of which are well developed, so some chapters are conflicted and unfocused.

Unfortunately, the book does not hold together as a comprehensive collection of stories that would make up a memoir-like temporal progression. Yes, there is a basic narrative arc, from the first story of a woman with low self-esteem, through drug and alcohol abuse, to a conclusion more or less approaching a healthy relationship. But we don't get enough narrator insight, the crucial emotional events happening between the sexual crashings-together, the learning, growth and maturation. This is the biggest failing of this book, if it is in fact supposed to be a memoir. But given that it is being sold as erotica, such character development would be extraneous, and take the book in a direction away from adult fiction and its promise of frequent encounters (which does deliver).

One thing that is glaringly obvious, on almost every page of this book, is that Fanny Press is desperately in need of professional editors, both content editors and technical editors. The errors in spelling, punctuation, usage, grammar, syntax were so frequent and glaring that they affected my intake of this book; by the third chapter they were distracting, and by the fifth chapter I was annoyed at having to read through this sub-professional work. Not once in this book were "lie" and "lay" used correctly. "Naval" was consistent in its use to describe a belly button. "Ground" and "floor" were consistently interchangeable. Two people leaving one another were "departing company."

As for overall content editing, it appears Morizawa was her own editor. I cannot detect that anyone else worked these stories and their presentation to make them flow, make them consistent, make them more readable, and make them all meld together to form a single consistent and cohesive whole. The first four chapters are straightforward first-person past-tense, but then the fifth chapter opens with a completely new narrative construction, the third-person personification of the author's, ah, reproductive apparatus. And this approach lasts only for this chapter, failing to return in the following three. The phrase "in order to" was used over and over and distractingly over, as were other words and phrases, a few of them consistently incorrect in usage. A dial tone was described as beeping. The narrator putting her clothes back on was "redressing myself." A man's oral sex upon a lady was compared to a dog finding leftovers in a trash can (not sexy). Then there were lines like, "A hint of moisture developed in his eyes creating a glassy replica of the ocean's lullaby at low tide," and, "Overall I felt pretty masked--present, but somewhat hidden in the illusion of privacy," both of which contain unique and original author insight and impression, yet are very poorly constructed--an editing failure--leaving the reader to slog through.

All this being said, this book does deliver on one thing: sex. There's a lot of it. There is not a great deal of variation, such as you would get in an erotic story collection; all of these chapters center on the narrator. But on just about every single page, she's getting it on, about to, or thinking about it.

Bottom line: If all you want is rumpy-pumpy, and you don't care how it's presented, this book is for you. But for the more discerning reader, if you can get past the myriad glaring editing failures, there is an unresolved conflict between the collection of stylized erotic encounters and the story of one woman's journey from abused and abusive tramp to recovering and mature adult.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Read! Provocative in every way.... May 24 2010
By Xtine - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This book was an amazing read. Yes it's very effective erotica, but it's unlike any that I've read. The stories are less glossy and feel really REAL, with all of the positive AND negative emotional elements along with the incredibly erotic stories.

I'd be remiss to detract from book's success in it's genre by mentioning the other elements; this is a really hot book!

There is more though. It's intriguing to me that it SEEMS to be true stories, yet the possibility is left open that they are not. The starkness of it seems impossible to contrive, yet she never completely owns up to the stories being true. Perhaps that made it easier for me to see myself in the narrative....times I've needed something emotionally, used and been used, had an affair with someone who wanted me more than I wanted them, going on a quest for someone who doesn't treat me well, had an ill advised affair.....any girl who's been through this difficult process of evolution will find this to be very comforting and empowering. The ambiguity also made me think "Well what next!!??" Would a sequel veer off into the more fantastic, would she reflect more on how she'd changed and have different sorts of escapades...mystery, I want to know more. Yet I think everyone who reads this will feel like they know a girl like this, or see her on the street. It's captivating.

It's still fairly taboo to be a woman who is really into sex and conquest and adventure, and it was really amazing to read this and feel like I wasn't alone in my personal history. Thankfully, this book just bypasses the judgemental attitudes and doesn't address stigma or "morals" or anything. She just is who she is, be it factually or fictitiously. The author doesn't glorify, apologize for, defend or condemn any of it; it's like YEAH, this was me, this is what I did. And it was really, really hot and super interesting, but sometimes it was really not cool on a personal level. It all comes together in a multilayered and intense read. Reminded me a bit of the somewhat desperate yet beautiful and amazing vibes in movies like The Dream Life of Angels and Christiane F. Girls, you will love this and you will empower yourselves to know how to be in better relationships. A lot of women's erotica simply features a woman who is in control, or sleeping with the cabana boy...that's nice and all but this is REALLY a book of erotica for women.

Look for similar items by category


Feedback