HOW TO MAKE LOVE LIKE A PORN STAR: A CAUTIONARY TALE by Jenna Jameson with Neil Strauss

PUB INFO: It Books, 2009
ORIGINAL PUB: ReganBooks, 2004 (Hardcover)
GENRE: Memoir
MY GRADE: A

From Publisher: In the underbelly of Las Vegas, a cesspool of warring biker gangs and seedy strip clubs, gawky, brace-faced Jenna Massoli was transformed into the bombshell Jenna Jameson. Today, Jenna is the biggest star in the history of adult movies, consistently ranked as one of the most beautiful women alive. But behind the glamour and the meteoric rise to fame was a path paved with tragedy and heartbreak. As a teenager—drawn into a dark and chaotic world where rape, abuse, and murder were commonplace—Jenna began her rapid downward spiral of addiction and degradation . . . while at the same time becoming the porn world’s biggest crossover success story.

Her intimate memoir, How to Make Love Like a Porn Star, is a shocking sexual history, an insider’s guide to the secret workings of the billion-dollar adult film industry, and a gripping thriller that probes deeply into Jenna’s dark past. Mix in hilarious anecdotes, adrenaline-pumping triumphs, and photos from Jenna’s private collection, and you have a tell-all autobiography unlike any other.

MY THOUGHTS: I’ve always had a real hard time reviewing biographies/memoirs because I’m terrible at expressing myself. These books are so different than novels. All I can say is that I’ve known of Jenna since the late 90’s when I used to see her on The Howard Stern Show (when his morning radio show was filmed and aired on CBS on Saturday nights), when he had one.

I’ve always liked her. Her life hasn’t been easy despite the fact she’s wealthy and the most famous porn star of all-time. She’s had a drug problem since she was seventeen and I don’t think she’ll ever be free of them. She once had a pretty, perfectly proportioned face but in the mid-to-late 2000’s, she screwed it up with cosmetic surgery and is almost unrecognizable. It’s awful. She’s brutally honest and her words are graphic. She’s left no stone unturned, even telling about several rapes when she was a teen.

I loved the book and all the photos in it. It was first published nine years ago and needs to be reprinted and updated. So much as gone on since, like another divorce and she’s become the mother of twins. Her own mother died from cancer in 1976, when Jenna was a toddler, and she’s always, since she was a teenager, wanted to be a mother.

For those who don’t know who she is, her face went from looking like this to looking like this.

Up and Cummers 11, her first m/f adult film from 1993, when she was nineteen and still had her large natural breasts. She’s since had several implant surgeries.

E! True Hollywood Story, from 2003. This is a two hour biography that is really worth watching. Originally aired on the American cable network E! in late 2003.

A rare old video of her when she was 20, around 1994. I was eighteen.

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