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Girl with a One-Track Mind: Confessions of the Seductress Next Door
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7 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on 12 December 2007
I bought this book along with Belle de Jour's second call-girl memoir and Niki's Flynn's "Dances with Werewolves (Memoirs of a Spanking Model)". They're three very different outlooks on sex and sexuality by three very different women.

Belle de Jour is extremely well-written and sexy, loaded with lurid, sexy, intimate glimpses into a world most of us will never know. Is it true? Who knows? Who cares? There are rumours all over the Net about who the "real" Belle de Jour is, but the bottom line is that her story is a compelling one. And hot!

Girl with One-Track Mind is different. It's the blog of a very liberated, very experimental girl in search of an indefinable sexual something that she's always wanted. Upbeat and chick-litty, but with the thoughtful introspection needed to be interesting.

Dances with Werewolves is the dark horse. The one that surprised me. Niki Flynn is a cult figure in the BDSM world and I've seen her described as "an explorer in the further reaches of psychosexual experience." Wow. How could I NOT read her life story? Well, I knew pretty much what to expect from the other two memoirs, but Ms Flynn's world was a real eye-opener. I read a lot of sexy books, but I'd never read anything like this before. It redefines conventional concepts of what "erotic" means. It made me examine my own deepest, darkest fantasies, the things I'd never tell anyone. Ms Flynn has no such inhibitions: she tells EVERYONE. It's a grippingly interesting account of what makes a kinky girl tick. She makes me want to explore my dark side... almost. I doubt if I actually will, but this book certainly stirred my fantasies.
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on 30 May 2015
Started a bit slow for me but found myself laughing out loud on many occasions
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on 3 January 2015
Love this book....so much so, I'm going to read it again
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4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 8 July 2007
The book seems to be based on the 'real life blog' of 'Abby Lee', a smart, articulate woman in her 30's. She speaks very openly (sometimes too openly) about her sex life and sexual adventures. There is a lot of Bridget Jones in the main character. Despite everything she is very likeable and on one or another level most professional London woman can probably relate to her. Then there are parts of her personability that are more like Samantha from Sex and the City - very outragiously sexual and it's quite shocking.

I liked the fact that she showed that intelligent woman can have a sex drive. I also though she was incredibly brave to write this book and be bold enough to put all her thoughts out there for everyone to read (what must her parents think!). Yet on the other hand, some of her vocabulary is extremely crude and vulgar - you can have too much of a good thing. Two 'scenes' were so vile I couldn't actually bring myself to read them.
Apart from that the book has some very funny and clever bits. Not bad for a book of this genre and I understand why it's caused a bit of a hype. A great book to read with an all-girl book group. Definitely got us all talking!
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4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 11 July 2007
I loved this book, the sexual scenes were detailed enough to hold interest and at no point did abby lee hold back on any information, I found that it was sexual without making you feel seedy or sleazey in anyway!

Those people that chose to dislike the book because of their opinion on this kind of person should have read the title before hand because I'm not quite sre what else you would expect from a memoir of a girl with a one track mind?

I loved the way it was written with no remorse, in a way that was relaxed as if speaking with a close friend and although most females wouldnt have experienced as many or as intense situations, theres bound to be some bits which an typical sexualli active woman could relate to in their own lives!

I would defo recommend xx
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4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 2 March 2012
Never have a read a more painful book. The author is totally self obsessed. How is she working. In one part she 'writes' to god and says ' I'm not on about tsunamis or aids. No this is a bigger issue. I'm a sex fiend' for heaven's sake. How self centred. I found it repetitive and boring. She assumes everyone wants to sleep with her .One guy asks how many people she's slept with, and I honestly couldn't see anything wrong in his response, nothing offensive. Yet she goes off on one about how men always judge e.c.t. I couldn't stand her. I thought it would be funny and interesting but she has no depth. I've read books like this and found them interesting but this. Regret buying it. Charity shop it goes
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28 of 45 people found the following review helpful
on 14 August 2006
I could not wait to get this book. I have recently read books like Nancy Friday's "MY Secret Garden" and Nancy Madore's "Enchanted" and Charlotte Kasl's "Women, Sex and Addiction" all of which I truly enjoyed and learned so much from. Being I have the opposite problem and trying to get more into feeling like a sexual creature. Those books really have helped me do this, and I wanted to read more. So I thought this book would have the first hand experiences of a real woman. Having read it, I don't believe it. There is very little in here that seems real. This reads like a guys fantasy and maybe thats exactly what it is. I get the feeling that this woman is writing to sell books to men and not telling the whole truth. i could not relate to a single thing that she did, and I have actually become quite interested in women's fantasys. If you are a man you will probably find this book exciting and I'm sure it will make you happy to think that women really think like this. But if you are a woman, you might not relate to it quite so well. Try the books I mentioned above instead if you havent' already. They contain loads of real women's fantasys and some truly insightful thoughts about being a woman and feeling sexual.
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8 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on 23 February 2007
i was an avid reader of abby's blog which lead me to buying this book... mistake. short articles are fine but the book draaaaaagged on. there was really no content and the writing isn't even that good. if you are after really good erotic creative writing, you should read chelsea girl's blog [...] ... abby, you should read it too. it's far more subtle.
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on 28 September 2014
Excellent all round
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9 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on 5 December 2008
Poorly written, though this doesn't really matter as it is blindingly obvious that it is written for those trying to get their rocks off. It is obvious to me that it has been written for, as Abby would say `fodder' for men! I read the first half convinced it was written by a man. It's way off the mark. Why would a female write about how uncomfortable stilettos are? Stilettos are not supposed to be comfortable ALL women know that! It screams that it's all about titillation and never strikes me for one second that it is there to get a message across about the female sex drive. In fact I would say that it goes against what all those women with a high sex drive are craving...a man who knows what he is doing and takes the time to do so rather than Abby's fast fumblings which somehow have instantaneous results. If she could write about that she'd be on to a winner! Keep trying love.
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