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A BOOK MADE FOR DISCUSSION
on 15 April 2002
After managing to track this book down from a bookstore in Chicago,USA, I was apprehensive and excited in reading this story, after all I had heard about the book and Linda Lovelace, and wanted to read the story for myself - which I did from cover to cover in 24 hours.
The synopsis of the book is that Linda Lovelace was a prisoner of sexual abuse and became forcibly involved with pornography,rape and pornographic films over a number of years and with people from all walks of life, including entertainers and magazine owners, until she was able to escape after several failed attempts.
The ordeal, indeed no other word could describe it as anything else, was told from her first meeting and memory of Chuck Traynor, her abuse and so-called husband and the savage implications that led from that.
Yes, the book is disturbing in its explicit detail of the ordeal that Linda Lovelace suffered, and may be for some uncomfortable to read or believe, yet so is the damage that has been done to her both psychologically and physically during the time of her being exploited and faced with extremely violent and terrifying assaults i.e a gun at her head if she did not comply to taking part in such abuse.
I implore if you get the chance to read this story, please do so and it will give you an insight into the less public side of the pornography industry that many do not wish to see or believe themselves to be associated with.
A truly, courageous story written by a woman who has more strength and faith than I humbly felt possible before reading this story.