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Ordeal by Linda Lovelace
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Feb 21, 11

Recommended for: porn theory graduate students
Read in February, 2011

I have pretty mixed feelings about this book. I've read my share of porn autobiographies (Traci Lords, Jenna Jameson) but I figured I should head to the source of these memoirs to the original. I don't want to cast aspersions on what Linda Lovelace said she experienced but it's difficult to believe some of the level of detail that she or her ghost writer went with in this book. Particularly as she makes a point of saying early in the narrative that she doesn't remember huge hunks of time while she was hypnotized or drugged. So essentially, I don't know how much of th narrative is credible but I can live with that.

The actual writing is pretty weak- regurgitated conversations and prurient details that are caveated with "this is so awful; I'm sorry to use this language" sorts of warnings. My final verdict would be: read it if you're completeist on porn biographies.
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Maria Reynolds You should read girlvert by oriana small. Could not put it down


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