The Hardest (Working) Man In Showbiz
He's the porn world's Everyman. Blessed with an enormous "talent" yet average looks, he's starred in more than 1,700 adult films, directed 250 of them, and over the last twenty years has become porn's biggest ambassador to the mainstream. He's appeared in 60 regular films, 14 music videos, and VH1's Surreal Life, starred in the critically acclaimed Porn star (a movie about...more
You want anecdotes about the intersection of porn and Hollywood's elite? They're in here. Sex tips from Dr. Ron Jeremy? ...more
The book seems to be after a bit the story of Ron Jeremy: Namedropper. He spends a great protion of the book detailing his brushes with fame and the people he has had sex with over the years, famous and random.
One of the most interesting sections though is when he is describing the problems he and all of his crew had with the law. This was during the time when there ...more
Mr. Jeremy makes no excuses for his life's path, but does make a point to mention , more than once, that he never intended to be a porn legend.
He was very blase about the super sexual lifestyle of a porn star, and his personal sexual stories. I am positive that this tale would cause salivation in a Freudian analyst, but honestly some does come across as stereotypical and obvious.
I was surprised to find that Mr.Jeremy has a Master's Degree in Spec. Ed., is ...more
Then the name-dropping begins. And it's really, really annoying. It makes it hard to read when there are comments on every page that tells of stories about how a house they once filmed in later would belong to this or that celebrity, or how some one they met was related to some actress, blah blah blah.
Another thing is the total lack of reflection of the porn industry as such. No, I ...more
Although the stories in this book go back to his childhood, the majority of it ...more
a classically trained pianist?? and violinist? degrees in special education...
I won't go into all the rest--but this book is amazing--I am barely into it--we found it last night...
I love it!
Ok--so--after having read the entire book--I am utterly amazed.
So, yes, there is A LOT of name dropping. The man wants to be a legitimate actor, not just known for his...third leg...if I were ...more
That's not to say that thi ...more
For started Ron doesn't hide or censor anything. He just, excuse the pun, lets it all hang out there. He has had an incredible and unconventional life and it's really interesting to have a peer into it. Yes a lot of the book is talking himself up and who he knows but why not. It's his book and I would do the same thing.
I was surprised to find him bot ...more
He's the porn world's Everyman. Blessed with an enormous "talent" yet average looks, he's starred in more than 1,700 adult films, directed 250 of them, and over the last twenty years has become porn's biggest ambassador to the mainstream. He's appeared in 60 regular films, 14 music videos, and VH1's *Surreal Life*, starred in the critically acclaimed *Porn star* (a movie about his life), and in *Being Ron Jeremy* (a take off on *Being John Malkovich*), co-starring Andy Dick. And ...more
If you're hoping for a book that lifts the lid on the adult film industry, and features bawdy and amusing tales from the affable Ron Jeremy this is the wrong book. This is a memoir of a young struggling actor who got in to porn to pay the bills, and 30 years later, is still hustling every day for his big break in Hollywood. It's a tale of resilience and determination, having spent his whole life on the outside looking in, trying to get his foot on the ladder of t ...more
The pacing of the book is off. With it's logical biographical start, somewhere in the 80's thin ...more
What may be surprising is just how much Jeremy enjoys his chosen profession and how happy he is that he, a college grad, an a ...more
Разбира се, Рон не винаги е бил дебел (всъщност доста мускулест е на младини), но просто е най-успешният актьор в бранша и участва в над 3000 филма в продължение на 40 години.
Благодарение на това, на идиотското си чувство за хумор и на това, че е доста умен, той се превръща в нещо като говорител на индустрията, участва във всички документални филми за нея, шоута ...more
Ron Jeremy wants to be a "real" actor as this is repeated to the point where you wish Ron would stop trying to be famous and talk about his life, not the D-list people he's met.
This book gets 2 stars since it was tolerable and I was able to finish it, but it could ...more
Cuando vi que había una autobiografía de Ron Jeremy, pensé que me encontraría con el mismo planteo: un costado íntimo de una de las estrellas porno (y de la cultura pop) más importan ...more
No, I was surprised by the sort of passive aggressive cruelty in the jokes he would relate and the conversations he would repeat that he would have with people. None of it came across as witty or funny to me but mostly just plain ugly. Especially the section where he makes all ...more
I picked this up at a local charity shop and breaking away from my normal quick search of GoodReads, I purchased for a whole 50 pence puresly on impulse.
Well I will say this is an average book and if the 1/2 rating was applicable I would have chosen a 2.5 score. Firstly I would like to point out that ...more
Now, I don't know how much of this is Jeremy and how much is his ghostwriter (which I actually didn't find mention of until the second epilogue), but it's not terrible writ ...more
Ron Jeremy, i've never seen one of his videos, i've heard tales of his large endowment sure, but my only real experience with him is as a legitimate actor and several quotes about how he's still a licensed k ...more
He is well known for his large 9.75-inch (~24.75cm) penis – and he has gained some notoriety for ...more