Book Review : Jenna Jameson autobiography (Part1)

I have to first clarify that I DON’T watch porn. Or adult films, if you want to be more politically accurate. However, we know the adult film industry is a huge business.

To be completely accurate, I have watched some porn before. But never the whole film. Only snippets here and there.

I do, however, have a fascination with people. People from all kinds of lifestyles. Which is why I enjoy reading autobiography of colourful people. Porn stars ARE very colourful people, right?

Please note that I am not endorsing porn here. Also, I have refrain from including any sexual links or images in this post. I am merely talking about books and doing my review of two (in my opinion) good reads.

So here, a quick review of the (ONLY) two autobiographies of porn stars that I read recently – Jenna Jameson and Ron Jeremy.

How To Make Love Like a Porn Star – Jenna Jameson

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I was first introduced to the autobiography for Jenna Jameson. The hard cover book was a birthday present to me. Now, don’t ask me why someone feels like this book would appeal to me.

The book titled “How To Make Love Like A Porn Star” was indeed a good read. It follows the story of her childhood, growing up, going from being a stripper to becoming one of the more popular female adult star.

Her background of how she got into the business is as cliche as you’d think. She came from a torn past – a life of rape, drugs, alchohol and absolute chaos. A life from cheerleader to stripper to nude model to porn actress, she narrates the details in a brave, direct and unapologetic style. There are rather graphic descriptions of the people she’s met throughout her life and in her career. Intimate details of her life and her life in the business.

One of the more interesting revelations in her book – she disputes the other cliche people have on adult entertainer about the number of sexual partners. She has actually only had 15 partners. She chose to work with the same male partners she’s comfortable with. Also, as soon as she got into a relationship with someone, she actually compromises by only doing girl-on-girl scenes only, so as to not upset her partner.

I know it’s ironic – but I think this is really thoughtful.

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Although some reviews on Amazon notes that this memoir is boring and self-serving, I actually enjoy Jenna’s candidness and honest portrayal of her life. She never blames the outcome of her life on the elements, in fact – she owns it. She embraces that she is who she is. Again, in an ironic way – she is rather “moral”.

I actually really like this book. So, if you’re anything like me, who is quite liberal, don’t usually judge people, open to all kinds of people, personalities and background, and have a curiosity in reading about “colourful” people, you might actually enjoy this book.

Personally, as far as autobiographies goes, I would rate this book a good 3.5 out of 5. Hey – her life is interesting!

Click on the link and check out Amazon’s book descriptions, other readers’ reviews and buy “How To Make Love Like a Porn Star” by Jenna Jameson.

Continue to read the second part of this post on Ron Jeremy’s autobiography review here.

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