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. Neil Strauss is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Game, Rules of the Game, Emergency, and Everyone Loves You When You're Dead. He is also the co-author of three other New York Times bestsellers - Jenna Jameson's How to Make Love Like a Porn Star, Motley Crue's The Dirt and Marilyn Manson's The Long Hard Road out of Hell. A writer for Rolling Stone, Strauss lives in Los Angeles.
With its wit (the book is dedicated to Onan), its victim narrative (multiple sexual assaults), its celebrity dish (Howard Stern is actually well endowed), and its frank, one-fisted prose style ("After three hours of sweaty, psychotic sex, she handed me a huge black strap-on"), the queen of porn's autobiography is destined to become a lowbrow classic. Jameson's career began at 16, when she fell for Jack, a tattoo artist. At a party, Jack's neo-Nazi uncle raped Jameson. Unable to face her father, a Las Vegas cop, she moved in with Jack. Within a year, she went from high school cheerleader to stripper to nude model to porn actress, with a stop along the way to become a crack addict. Jameson's life wasn't so much a downward spiral as a freefall into darkness. But, as the porn world would have it, the harder she fell, the more everyone wanted her, and she quickly became a top nude model and porn star, and the country's highest-paid feature dancer, all while leaving a path of carnage worthy of several rock bands. Beneath Jameson's monstrous diva exterior, however, was a girl who just wanted to become a loving mother and wife. After many failures, she finally succeeded, and her X-rated book ends on an uplifting family-values note. Jameson's life was a mess, and with its multiple formats (interview transcripts, movie scripts, advice sidebars, diary entries, cartoon strips), so is this book. But it's a remarkably appealing and honest mess, and should earn Jameson some of the mainstream acceptance she so clearly desires. Photos. Agent, Resource Media Group/L. Perkins Agency. . (On sale Aug. 17) Forecast: A VH1 special on Jameson airing August 16, a first serial in Rolling Stone and Jameson's pouty face on the jacket ensure this book will take off. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
"Fascinating." -- Entertainment Weekly "In this book, Jameson gets you rooting for her... Captivating ... a real person comes through in its page... Lively, hellacious, entertaining, sharp, feisty, and touching enough to earn Jameson the right to wear the 'Heart Breaker' tattoo on her right butt cheek." -- Salon.com "Thespian talent notwithstanding, an adult movie performer's greatest asset is stamina; and by that measure Jenna Jameson the author deserves accolades. She is tireless... Jenna Jameson aims high ... for aspiring performers, it's a gold mine." -- New York Times Book Review "With its wit...its celebrity dish...and its frank, one-fisted prose style...the queen of porn's autobiography is destined to become a lowbrow classic. Remarkably appealing and honest...should earn Jameson some of the mainstream acceptance she so clearly desires." -- Publishers Weekly "It will undoubtedly move her into the mass market even further." -- Wall Street Journal "As you'd expect, it's chock full of oh-my-God tidbits." -- Newsweek "G-stringed Horatio Alger story." -- New York Times "Wow!" -- Esquire Fashion-magazine-quality color photographs...So far How to Make Love Like a Porn Star has received more favorable notices than just about any prescriptive book - on sex or any other topic." -- New York Post "Racy" -- Star "Jenna Jameson is the biggest adult film star in the world... She's a legend in her own time." -- Playboy "Jenna Jameson is an Icon." -- 101 magazine "The woman who put the star in porn star." -- Rolling Stone