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Out of Bondage

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Linda Lovelace is nothing. The woman who used to be Linda Lovelace is here to tell you that. She doesn't exist anymore. In this book you will find that a courageous, independent, loving woman has taken her place, and you will be moved by the story of the struggles she went through to make this happen.

When Ordeal became a national bestseller in 1980 it was an event that had
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Hardcover, 223 pages
Published June 1st 1986 by Lyle Stuart Inc. (first published May 28th 1986)
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Kim
Apr 02, 2009 Kim rated it it was ok
I think I should have read Ordeal, Linda Lovelace's first book, rather than this one. Out of Bondage tells the story of how she came to tell the story she told in Ordeal. Out of Bondage kept my interest and everything, but I just had the sense that Lovelace was rehashing material she had already been through.

Caveat lector: I'm about to rant a little...

I also found myself getting really irritated with Lovelace's apparent refusal to take ANY responsibility for her actions. Yes, your mother was se
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Bookfanatic
Mar 04, 2010 Bookfanatic rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: any fan of pro-feminism
Recommended to Bookfanatic by: a librarian
I liked the Gloria Steinem intro to the book. This book is good if you are a fan of Linda's first book Ordeal. I have nothing bad to say about this book. A little repetitive, but thats okay. I love how I learned about her life after Ordeal, her romance/marriage, and everything about feminism. Great read!
Cara
Jul 06, 2015 Cara rated it it was ok
Can't rate it higher than 2 stars because I skipped an entire chapter (28 I think) which I found boring and irrelevant to Linda's story. I'd like to rate it higher because some parts were good, but I got pretty sick of hearing how great her evidently violent new husband was (even without knowing they split later because he was abusive, a man who Linda admits in the book must "resent" her should not be as much of a hero in this book as he is made out to be). I was also hoping for a bit more about ...more
Fishface
Jan 23, 2016 Fishface rated it it was ok
It's impossible to say I "enjoyed" a book this grisly. Recaps the terrible years the author spent being forced into prostitution and porno films by an abuse partner. Charts how she got out and how she decompressed afterwards. Not as powerful as her first book on the same subject, the contents being almost identical, but I support her having written it -- the reasons are explained in the book.
Philip
Mar 23, 2014 Philip rated it really liked it
Easy to read, hard to digest. Much respect for her breaking away and choosing to fight back against a morally bankrupt industry that thrives on exploitation, abuse and depravity.
James Lundy
Mar 27, 2008 James Lundy rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: people who have read every other book ever published
You do end up feeling sorry for the former Linda Lovelace, now deceased. Exploited in the porn world and exploited in the world of tell-all exposees. Aparently she wrote another book before this one (I didn't read it) and didn't have much to say again a year or so later when they made her write another one. This one tells about the outpouring of support she got after the first book was published. Maybe she then wrote a third book to tell about her mail bag after the second book was published. Ya ...more
Rubi
May 13, 2013 Rubi rated it liked it
الخروج من عبودية (Out of Bondage)، وهي مذكرات ليندا لوفليس اللتي تركز على حياتها بعد عام 1974. قالت فيه لو شاهدت فيلم حلق عميق، فأنت تشاهدني أتعرض للاغتصاب. أنها جريمة ان هذا الفيلم لايزال يعرض؛ كان هناك مسدسا مصوبا إلى رأسي طوال الوقت "، وألقت محاضرات في الجامعات، لتشجب ما وصفته بالممارسات الوحشية واستغلالية في صناعة الإباحية.

ليندا لوفليس كانت ممثلة إباحية أمريكية. أدانت بعد ذلك عملها في الإباحية، وقالت أن زوجها الأول السادي هو من أجبرها على ذلك، وأصبحت فيما بعد متحدثة باسم الحركة المضادة للإبا
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Sean
Jan 12, 2008 Sean rated it liked it
The sequel to ORDEAL. Lovelace writes about life after porn movies. The problem I had with OUT OF BONDAGE was that she kept rehashing about the events in the first book...too much. It started to get boring towards the end. But it did have some good stuff about her anti-porn crusade.
Jen Goddeeris
Aug 04, 2013 Jen Goddeeris rated it liked it
wow - the writing wasn't fantastic but the story was good. it is very depressing that she had to go through something like this. that is was such a struggle for her to make people believe her is so sad. i haven't read Ordeal but probably will.
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Linda Susan Boreman, better known by her stage name Linda Lovelace, became famous after starring in the 1972 hardcore porn film Deep Throat. She later became a spokeswoman for the anti-pornography movement.

Deep Throat was notable for beginning a brief fad of porn chic; it was also the inspiration for Bob Woodward's name of his secret Watergate source, W. Mark Felt. Boreman later stated that she re
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