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How to Make Love Like a Porn Star by Jenna Jameson
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Jul 27, 2010

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This was a book club read and I have to say that I was a little scared to pick it up. Not only because I'm totally unfamiliar with the world she lives in, but also because there are like 1000 naked pictures of her in the book and you can't possibly read this anywhere out in public.

Overall I thought it was interesting. She certainly doesn't hold back and there were a couple of things that totally grossed me out. In fact there were a lot of things that totally grossed me out, but a few that I totally could have gone on living happily without ever having read.

Even though I never would have read this book on my own I was intrigued when it came up in my book club. You can't help but wonder what would cause someone to go into this business not only with the hope of making some money, but with the ambition to be the most famous porn star in the business and to think of it as your life's calling. I personally didn't think that anything from her childhood was so outrageous to have pushed her into this sort of thing. Yes, there were things that happened to her growing up that are really unfortunate and difficult for someone to recover from, but those things unfortunately happen to a lot of people and it doesn't necessarily push them into having sex with people on camera for a living. I learned that her and her family are just REALLY CRAY CRAY.

Ultimately I came to the conclusion that Jenna Jameson is just one train wreck after another. It seems like she was about as smart as you can be when it comes to handling herself in the porn industry, but the girl made one bad decision after another.

What was probably the saddest of all is the fact that the book concludes with her fairy tale ending where she FINALLY finds the guy she can trust and she knows she'll be with forever. So they get married and everyone says "awwww that's nice, good for her", and then you realize that "oh wait, she's married to someone completely different now and has been for a while and it's only been 6 years since the book was written." So in conclusion what we've really learned from Jenna is that her life is still just one big train wreck and that the porn industry took away her chance at every having the stable family life that she always wanted.
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message 1: by Kathleen (new)

Kathleen I admit I was pretty curious when I saw you were reading this! Is this a normal choice for your book club? Or did y'all just decided to go crazy one month? ;)

Erin Kathleen wrote: "I admit I was pretty curious when I saw you were reading this! Is this a normal choice for your book club? Or did y'all just decided to go crazy one month? ;)"

haha... well what we do is we pick cycle themes and then we each pick a book that fits in that theme. So this cycle's theme was non-fiction and for the girl who picked it.... well it wasn't that surprising. :)

message 3: by Kathleen (new)

Kathleen That's a good idea! I kind of wish we did that with our book club. We agree on a book each month and it has kind of gotten us into a rut of reading the same kinds of books over and over, because those are the kinds that we know everyone likes. When to me, one of the big perks of book club is that you read books you wouldn't normally read.

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