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  • Paperback: 118 pages
  • Publisher: ReganBooks (20 Feb. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060884053
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060884055
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 0.9 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 893,669 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Neil Strauss is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Game and Rules of the Game. He is also the coauthor of three 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 - as well as Dave Navarro's Don't Try This at Home, a Los Angeles Times bestseller. A writer for Rolling Stone, Strauss lives in Los Angeles and can be found at www.neilstrauss.com.

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Claudia Corvette. From her tousled bedroom hair to her name - all the porn stars in this world take their names from supermodels and sports cars - she is adult entertainment's prototypical femme fatale. Her life is the collision of countless troubled - childhood cliches and grown-up wet dreams, projected onto her as surely as her videos project their blue light onto lonely men around the world. From its first panel, "How to Make Money Like a Porn Star" draws the reader into the dark world of girls like Claudia, the men who fantasizes about them, and the monsters who control them. In the hands of "Rolling Stones" writer Neil Strauss and illustrator Bernard Chang, this adult graphic novel weaves together black humour and blacker reality. Like all great American stories, it features humble beginnings, life-changing tragedy, stripping, abuse, implants, fame, addiction, bigger implants, abduction, gunplay, downfall, and even bigger implants. Not to mention a thousand shades of latex and L'Oreal.

Part parody, part morality tale, here is the truth about the porn life, its outsized visual splendour captured in a comic parade of doe-eyed centrefolds, its essence distilled in a story that will haunt every reader who has ever wondered where his next fantasy is coming from.


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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Ian P. Scott on 24 May 2009
Format: Paperback
Most of the story consists of eminently believable life experiences of an increasingly strung out and past it L.A. porn actress, highlighting well publicised but none the less brutal themes of abuse and control in the industry. A fantastical sub-plot that is the sort of narrative one would conceive of for a high-budget porn film provides welcome light relief and allows for an eventual, err, satisfying climax.

The highlight of the book is the use of the graphic medium: beautifully realistic art interleaves with newspaper-style cartoons and a stylised retelling of the heroine's past that draws on Krazy Kat and manga influences.

Yes, plenty of flesh is on display but much of that is from 20-stone balding middle-aged men. If you want graphic erotica then try most things by Guido Crepax, e.g.: Justine (Evergreen Series)

An interesting and entertaining book, definitely not one for a right-handed read and (if needed) yet another nail in the "comics are for kids" argument's coffin. Perfect for the sixteen-year old in your house.
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Amazon.com: 17 reviews
28 of 39 people found the following review helpful
Quite a Departure from The Game.. 27 Sept. 2006
By StraightRazr.com: A Comprehensive Lifestyle Coaching Resource for Men. - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I had a chance to sneak peek some of the contents of the book before its release (he released various portions on some private BBs), and was quite surprised at the departure in content from previous material he's released.

Though in a way, I guess I shouldn't be.

Strauss has a writing style/persona that gives him the best of both worlds - to roam among the world he observes and writes of while never quite being OF it himself - able to distance himself from the subject matter, stay above the fray, to remain professionally unscathed.

It worked, to a point, in his last book, The Game. Though strange to some observers - the undertone of that book read like a morality play, and yet he went on to teach and discuss pickup techniques in mainstream media outlets.

I'm not sure he will remain as unscathed with this release. Already the book's subject matter - juvenille at best, (a graphic novel with the artwork done by Bernard Chang, who's work added visual affect in The Game), a patronizing insult at worst - his bifurcation simply doesn't hold up this time around.

Like Pete Townsend's lame claim that he posessed child pornography 'for research purposes,' trying to convince us that this is a high-minded expose squeezed in between silly, obnoxious artwork and titilating characters simply doesn't wash.

Reminds me of those cheesy late night programs on cable TV, showcasing rude/crude sex acts in the form of a documentary. Be a man; pick your path.

Most should see right through it. Save your money and pass.
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Amusing romp, so to speak 18 Dec. 2006
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I read it at Borders, keeping a close eye on my back, on a non-busy night...

Entertaining story. Most men love porn, the image of a beautiful woman, the sex act, hot lesbos, etc. This allure is mixed with the ugly realities behind a semi-underground industry only recently 'legal'. But sarcastic humor is the way to otherwise potray stuff that would otherwise make people ill.

Fun for a lark, but scary. When the ultimate porn fan (south of an ex Egyptian prince) gets the porn star of his dreams in his clutches, but has a problem with 'something'.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
FINALLY ABLE TO FIND THIS OUT OF PRINT MASTERPIECE 3 Aug. 2013
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
What a great story!

What fine art!

Engaging, packed with brilliance beyond what you would think from the name and description. Reminiscent of Mark Steensland's The Liberation of Lydia Dark.

This is a book that's been out of print for a long time and I'm thrilled to be able to find it again.

Brava to Neil Strauss for creating, bravo to Amazon for making it available to me again.
Uproariously Funny 13 Aug. 2011
By Merritt Stone - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This comic book satirizes everything even remotely related to not only the porn industry, but human nature. Very well-drawn, but at the same time, only sexually appealing in an extremely "guilty-pleasure" fashion, the story is the whole point here. The artist does exploit the beauty of the female form, but only in service to the story of, well, a woman exploited for the beauty of her female form. Absolutely not for kids, and only for adults willing to actually read a good, merciless story.
Nothing too Special 7 Mar. 2013
By Kid Dynamite - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Good artwork, a few interesting concepts, but no good overall story or through-line that makes this really worthwhile.

You may get a laugh or two. But overall, this is not an overly satisfying book. Most of Strauss' other books, however, are excellent.
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