How To Make Love Like A Porn Star: A Cautionary Tale by Jenna JamesonHow To Make Love Like A Porn Star: A Cautionary Tale by Jenna Jameson

How To Make Love Like A Porn Star: A Cautionary Tale

byJenna Jameson

Paperback | January 5, 2010

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“Captivating…a real person comes through in its page…Lively, hellacious, entertaining, sharp, feisty, and touching.” —Salon.com

How to Make Love Like a Porn Star, the mega-bestselling memoir, triumphant survival story, and cautionary tale that spent over six weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and rocketed adult film icon Jenna Jameson into the mainstream spotlight, is now in paperback for the very first time. Her unforgettable memoir is many things at once: 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 deep into Jameson’s dark past. With never-before-seen photographs from Jenna’s private collection, exclusive photos taken for this book, and original cartoon strips, this memoir is an unparalleled exploration of sexual freedom.

The world's most famous adult entertainment star and one of the leaders in the adult film industry, Jenna Jameson is CEO of ClubJenna, Inc., an Internet management, production, and licensing company. She has appeared in movies, television, and in more than 1,000 mainstream magazine articles. Jenna lives in Scottsdale, Arizona.
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Title:How To Make Love Like A Porn Star: A Cautionary TaleFormat:PaperbackDimensions:592 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.54 inPublished:January 5, 2010Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0060539100

ISBN - 13:9780060539108

Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Surpisingly educational Not only do you learn about Jenna's horrible struggles, but you also learn about how the Porn industry works. Very informative and interesting!
Date published: 2018-06-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Eye Opening Fascinating look at a the porn industry. You hope that she will get it together but she never does. What a messed up life.
Date published: 2018-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic!! This book is excellent! A very interesting look behind the scenes of this industry and it's workers. It's raw, sad and very human. Jenna tells her story in a way that grips you and won't let go.
Date published: 2018-02-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Meh... An interesting, sad look into the porn industry, but flips so much between "poor me, everything is so hard" and "look how smart I am"... it feels like hanging out with an immature, unruly teenager who decided to get into porn and wants me to pity and admire her at the same time.
Date published: 2017-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from fantastic read This book was fantastic from the get go. It was raw and human. This book is not for everyone... but it does make Jenna seem more lifelike and not just a porn star.
Date published: 2017-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from raw and human Nobody tells it like Jenna. Interesting from start to finish.
Date published: 2017-07-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Porn stars are not just that Well let's just say it's a good thing we read sitting down because I would have fell down a few times while reading this book. Very gripping and sad. This book took me threw many ups and down her brutal honesty and openest of her life and what she went thru is something I admire in her. I think it is a very personal book a very risky move on her part. I now see her as such a survivor and a strong woman. Thank you for sharing
Date published: 2017-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Shocking and a must read! This book gives every detail of her life in a very upfront shocking way. I would highly recommend this book!
Date published: 2016-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from better then i expected I wasn't too sure about this book, but i am glad i bought it. Its an easy read, and well written. Its a great glimpse into her life, and she answers that question "how does a person decide to become a porn star?".
Date published: 2012-10-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cautionary tale indeed The book clearly states that it's a cautionary tale more so than an actual guideline about teaching you how to make love like a porn star and it actually delivers. Jenna Jameson's poignant tale and blunt recollection of her rise to fame in the pornographic industry will leave you in awe of her strength and determination along with a fulfilled sense of curiosity as to how one could possibly make love on cameras and make a living off it. Interesting read, very sad and depressing at times, author's gone through a lot, readers can't help but cheer a little for her in times she does triumph.
Date published: 2012-05-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by from An ok read This wasn't the best book I ever read and not the worst. I felt the book was a bit on the "poor me" side. Seems like I have read this story before, just change the name. I never did find out how to make love like a porn star? A little more of the industry and a little less on Jenna.
Date published: 2011-08-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A behind the scenes look I've always really respected Jenna for what she's done in her industry. I had my nose glued to this book from the minute I cracked it open. It's incredibly candid and at some points almost scary. I found myself talking about this books for weeks after I read it. I highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for a good book and has an open mind.
Date published: 2011-03-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A good read but not for the prudish with closed minds I have to start by saying that I am a prude and I admit it freely, however, I have an open mind and do not judge. I knew who she is (I do have men in my life) and I was curious to find out how a woman not only makes it in the milieu but thrives. Jenna tells it all (and more!) She has a great sense of humour (That's how she survived), she's smart (That's how she thrived) and she's gutsy (that's also how she thrived). She has this "take the bull by the horns" (and other parts) attitude that was necessary for her to survive and thrive in the insane environment of stripping and porn. Her story is a sad one, like it says in the title: A Cautionary Tale...but it turned out well for her in the end...Truly enjoyable
Date published: 2011-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Humanizing the porn industry This is an amazing biography that shows the human side of the porn industry. It really shows that porn stars are people too, and that most have gone through very bad things are their lives. It does have nude pictures throughout the book, which may put off some people, but I thought this really added to the understanding of Jenna's life.
Date published: 2010-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing!! One of the best books I have ever read.
Date published: 2010-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great sexy and very biographical great look in side the life of what itis like to be a porn stars did'nt now much about jenna before reading but now know alot great book recamend to any fan or fan of biography not for young readers as it has nude photos and sexual references but great book cold'nt put it down
Date published: 2010-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Page Turner I loved this book and could not put it down from the moment I picked it up, did not really know what I was expecting but it was well worth getting it, the book is well written and interesting to say the least, you will not be disappointed:P
Date published: 2010-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC I couldn't put this book down at all. I think it is amazing how she was so open and honest about everything that she had been through. Jenna has always been on my list of people I would like to meet. She has transformed the biz for woman. I know a lot of people look down on her for the things that she has done. But she is a very intelligent woman who knows what she wants and goes for it. Sure the life style that she has lead isn't ideal for everyone, but who has the right to judge? No one in my eyes. I give this book TWO HUGE thumbs up. If you are considering buying it, GO FOR IT!!!
Date published: 2008-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Don't judge a book by it's cover This was lent to me by a coworker who informed me it was really good. I was hesitant. My mind changed by page 2, I was hooked! I recommend this book to everyone, because I enjoyed it so much! It's was emotional & powerful & I loved every second of it
Date published: 2008-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Read I couldn't put this book down, whenever I tell people about it they frown about who she is and what she does. But once they read it they love it as much as I do. Awesome book!
Date published: 2007-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from wow!!! This is a fantastic book....I will never regret reading it and it definitely gives you a different perspective....It is definitely a book that you can't stop reading and that you want to recommend to anyone... It definitely puts you in the eyes of people in the business and an understanding to the life of a porn star... If you haven't read it...you should!!!
Date published: 2007-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING!!! Jenna Jameson is my all-time favorite star. She is gorgeous, talented, smart....the list goes on. And so you will find in this book, if you read it. I found out so much more about her in this open- life Autobiography. It tells you why she does what she does for numerous reasons. I laughed, cried, and was caught in suspence throughout the book. Could not put it down. I reccommend this book to anyone who likes her and who frowns upon the profession of being a Pornstar/ and or who would like to pursue this as a career. Very well done Jenna!
Date published: 2006-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Spellbinding! When I first saw this book, I figured it would be some airhead's tale of stupidity. I COULD NOT put this book down. Jenna has been through so much in her life, and done so much, and she has an amazing head on her shoulders. I actually feel for her. I never thought I would say that about a star in the porn world, but you have to read this book to see where I'm coming from. I always wonder what gets people into porn, and now I know.
Date published: 2006-07-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Curiousity Killed the cat I could not put this novel down. It was gripping, raw and uninhibited. I have always been curious why people get into the industy and what goes on in there lives. I think we all have a good idea or built styrotype about people in this industry. I read this book with an open mind and came out of it with a differant view about Jenna. She delieved a honest story of her life. She survived a world many of dare not enter. Jenna is one of the most interesting people I have ever read about. I would not recommend this book to the faint of heart. It's honesty may horrify, shock and appaul you. However, this is her life and the path she choose. One of the few of many who made it out alive. Wonderful, powerful and strong, this is what I think of Jenna Jameson.
Date published: 2006-05-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome Read I really enjoyed reading this book. Jenna doesn't hold back when discussing her life as an adult entertainer. She takes you back to her childhood and tells of her adventures as a young girl growing up without a mother, then takes you to the fateful day she was raped by her boyfriends "uncle" Preacher and how she entered the adult industry. She tells of her friend's suspicious death and her affair with crystal meth. A truly gripping tale. Stocked full of pictures!
Date published: 2006-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I couldn't put this book down... Wow!!! I couldn't put this book down. I am a fan of Jenna Jameson and I got this book to see what her life was like. I am amazed how open and honest she is about life, sex, the industry, love and past sexual experiences. Jenna is one of the most powerful women in the industry today and after reading about the good times and hard times in her life, I have gained a new found respect for her. Her courage, compassion and I am going to be a star attiude is what rocked her to the top. She is truely a role model for women everwhere!! A great book and a good read.
Date published: 2005-08-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Average This is kind of an average read, probably not worth $25. She says she goes on some sort of journey of growth, but really, at the end, she's basically the same as when she started. She's still with some controlling dude who won't let her do her thing. She's also rather hypocritical, she won't allow anyone to call her a whore, yet she has NO problem calling others a whore.
Date published: 2005-08-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What I Found Though I thought this book would be different then it was, I found something perhaps more powerful. This woman went through devastating abuses,drug addictions, the porn world and still found the self-esteem to rise above it all and make a success of her life. To me that is inspirational. I rate it up there with other books I have read lately including Nightmares Echo and Smashed.
Date published: 2005-07-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Worth reading This book would have been better without all the interview segments. Other than that, it was interesting to find out how someone becomes the queen of porn, by the age of 20! Considering the life she's lived, you'd think she'd be on the street, turning tricks for crack. Fortunately, she's overcome the odds, and shown a lot of courage by entering a lifestyle that's so taboo, and doing her part to make it acceptable in society.
Date published: 2005-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pornography Is Educational, Life Experience I found this book dismally brilliant, it was fun and useful, and also I found out about how a contract for porn works and looks like, plus there are nice photos. I recommend this to men.
Date published: 2004-12-28

Editorial Reviews

“The woman who put the star in porn star.”