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Diary of a Submissive by Sophie Morgan
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Sep 21, 2012

it was ok
bookshelves: nonfiction
Read from September 19 to 21, 2012

If you've read "The Story of O," feel free to skip this book. While at times the author briefly touches on her emotions and the effects of being in a D/s sexual relationship, the vast majority of the book is just porn, and if you want porn, "The Story of O" is better. I was hoping for some insightful prose about from where she thinks her submissive tendencies arise or how she deals with the cognitive dissonance of being a strong independent woman who likes being beaten and humiliated by her partners. Nothing of the sort.

My other objection to the book is stylistic. This book reads more like a very long newspaper or magazine article than an autobiography. I get that the author is a journalist by profession, but hiring an editor who would make the book read more like a book would have been a good idea.
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09/19/2012 page 170
55.0% "I was hoping for some introspection and reflection at this point, but so far it's mostly porn."
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