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  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: ReganBooks (Jun. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060539097
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060539092
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 4.4 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 146,427 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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.

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About the Author

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, Mötley Crüe's The Dirt and Marilyn Manson's The Long Hard Road out of Hell. A writer for Rolling Stone, Strauss lives in Los Angeles.

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By KATY ROWLAND on 15 Sept. 2004
Format: Hardcover
This book takes you into the mind of a fully fledged porn star. It is written thoughtfully and is not as shocking as i thought it would be, (although if your a prude, don't read because it WILL offend you!).
It tells of Jenna's childhood and what made her enter the seedy world of porn. After reading it, you end up actually feeling sorry for her.
Its a riveting read and i couldn't put it down.would definately recommend!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 13 Nov. 2004
Format: Hardcover
Ms. Jameson has seen and done just about everything you could ever have imagined. What you find within the content of this book is powerful. From her abuvise situations, to her addictions, then in to the world of Porn-she is honest and forthright. The book spills over with her courage.
I would have to say "How To Make Love Like A Porn Star" is as highly rated as that of "Nightmares Echo by Katlyn Stewart", "Tracy Lords: Underneath It All" and "Paper Life by Tatum O'Neil"
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By prisrob TOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 23 Jan. 2005
Format: Kindle Edition
Most people, I suspect, when they spy the title of Jenna Jameson's "How To Make Love Like A Porn Star" rarely see the next line of the title ":A Cautionary Tale". The glitz, the glamour, the women and men, and the sex are what they think porn is all about. The tawdry, abusive, dirty and sad side of life is the real world of porn.
Jenna Jameson aka Jenna Massoli was born in Las Vegas. Her mother was a Vegas showgirl and died a very painful death from cancer when Jenna was a small child. Her father never really recovered from his wife's death. He became a policeman and essentially left Jenna and her brother Jack to grow up by themselves. He was absent from much of their lives. They moved frequently and Jenna had a hectic life. Never really making friends and never having a loving relationship. In one small town in Montana she was gang raped and left for dead. Jenna reacted violently and injured a girl who had been abusive to her. The family left town - the same way they reacted with all problems; fleeing and never facing the problem head-on. Jenna drifted into one bad relationship after another and learned to make money with her body. At first she danced in a strip club and moved on to stripping and then on to porn stills and then porn movies.

Much of this book is about Jenna and her life in the porn business. She is quite open about the drugs and alcohol and life she led. In order to maintain a semblance of life she had affairs with men and women in the business. She tells us of her life and that of other female and male porn stars. At times she tries to glamorize the business by talking of the money, the clothes, the make-up, the travel, and all the people she met.
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A `cautionary tale' of the adult entertainment industry, as told by Jenna Jameson, one of its biggest stars (certainly at the time of publication in 2004 and probably still the same today). A sturdy book, at almost 600 pages, it's lavishly illustrated (which made for some interesting moments as I read it during my lunch break at work) and follows her life from birth to being on top of the world using prose, Q&A transcripts and the occasional comic panel. She is very candid and open, highlighting her bad childhood (losing her mother as a toddler, a dad, whose occupations don't seem to tally, who's never there but a loving brother who is), the poor choices and accidents of her teens (rape, abuse and addiction feature heavily) and the grit and grind of the porn industry. This is not a happy read, it's grim and unpleasant for a lot of the time though there are flashes of humour and good times and to her credit Jameson doesn't sugar-coat her own personality - she was obnoxious, she was a bitch and, quite often, she was the kind of needy, addicted,unconfident, easily swayed girl that she says the industry chews up and spits out. Having said that, it is good to see her keep going against the odds and it's a timely reminder that if the porn business looks glamorous on film (or the Internet), it is anything but for the performers themselves, who often lose out on normal life, loving relationships and a family life. As I mentioned before, the book is chock full of photographs - mostly black & white, from a variety of sources - childhood and family stuff, modelling, film covers, stripping days - but even though the cover says "Uncut and Uncensored", there is always a large X covering her bare groin whenever it appears in a picture.Read more ›
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By dregj on 6 April 2012
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the book starts well with harrowing tales of a childhood denied by bereavement
her mother dying of cancer when she was very young
her father wrapped up in his own grief works constantly as a las vegas cop
and the children are emotionally neglected .
Its easy to sympathise with the plight of jenna and her brother
as they run wild in the streets in the small hours spraying passing cars with fire extinguishers for laughs and constantly annoying the neighbourhood.
Their father brings home a string of unsuitable girlfriends/pseudo moms who abuse ,starve and generally don't like the misbegotten sprogs of their boyfriend.

THE GOOD
It cannot be denied that jenna has had a very rough time
its a book filled with heart wrenching sadness and does cause the reader to empathise with her for her childhood and teenage traumas It manages to quickly throw the goodwill of the readers aside with all her adult behaviour and the half hearted excuses she uses to explain them

THE BAD
The book has entire chapters where the author(s)thought it would be a great idea to go back to jenna's childhood and discuss details completely missed out in the childhood chapters.These ill chosen (and ill placed)passages serve to derail and confuse the reader .And i found myself wondering why they werent actually included in the section on childhood.
Some chapters were merely transcripts of conversations between jen ,her father and her brother while a novelty at first after the third time it does smack of laziness.
She details her first marriage to brad armstrong .In the spirit of complete honesty she details how she treated him badly and he in turn responded in kind .
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