An emotional, no-holds-barred memoir by one of America’s best-loved adult film actressesa fresh voice writing about sex in a world drowned in erotica
Porn--A Love Story
978-0-8021-2349-7 • $15.00 • Paperback • Feb. 2015
At twenty-eight, Asa Akira has already led an extremely unusual life. Educated at the United Nations International School, a highly selective private school in Manhattan, she eschewed the academic aspirations of her classmates and soon was earning a good living by stripping and working as a dominatrix at a sex dungeon. Akira has now built up a reputation for being one of the most popular, hardworking, and extreme actors in the business, winning dozens of awards for her more than 330 movies, including her number one bestselling series A New York Post Best Book of the Year Asa Akira Is Insatiable. In Insatiable, Akira recounts her extraordinary life in chapters that are hilarious, shocking, and touching. In a wry, conversational tone, she talks about her experiences shoplifting and doing drugs while in school, her relationship with other porn stars and the industry at large, and her beliefs about women and sexuality. Insatiable is filled with Akira’s unusual and often highly amusing anecdotes, such as the time one of her sex dungeon clients asked her to pretend to be a dentist and inject his mouth with Novocaine, or her visit to a New Hampshire sex shop run jointly by a mother and son. She also talks frankly about her relationship with her fellow porn star husband Toni Ribas (needless to say, the sex is good). In a world where porn is increasingly becoming part of the mainstream, Akira is one of very few articulate voices writing from the inside. She is a charismatic and ironic writer who has something important to say about sex and its central role in our lives.