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by Ayn Carrillo-Gailey

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I abandoned this book a third of the way through. I have no idea if I'm unique when it comes to this subject but I just cannot relate to the author here. She writes a boring "hip" book to her foray into pornography and thinks she's so "edgy". I also found her constant quips about being fat (and making wise cracks at other women) insulting and displaying everything I hate about the chick-lit genre. It would be better as a magazine article in some woman's magazine then a full fledged book. ( )
  kanata | Apr 11, 2010 |
From my booklog: This is one of those books where I can't tell if it's a true story or not. It's funny and entertaining (and has a lot of good info on porn and the sex industry along the way), but it's also got a lot of the standard, predictable chick-lit stuff that annoys me. So, I'm glad I read it, and I enjoyed it, but I did a nonzero amount of eyerolling along the way. ( )
  Ealasaid | May 30, 2009 |
Super well written. Like reading a non-fiction (ish?) version of Sex in the City. A little too predictable and sitcomesque to be completely true to life, I think. But fun none-the-less. I'm envious of the author's lifestyle. Trust fund, perhaps? ( )
  maughta | Dec 28, 2007 |
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When Ayn Carrillo-Gailey confronted her boyfriend about his porn habit, he pronounced her “pornophobic.” Determined to prove she wasn’t phobic, simply more enlightened, Ayn set out to learn all she could about this phenomenon. Like any good researcher, she added her new quest to her daily To-Do list: 1. Drop off dry cleaning 2. Call Mom 3. Visit sex toy store on Melrose Acting as an amateur anthropologist introduced Ayn to a world populated by everyday people. Her quest aroused the curiosity of her female friends: her knitting group quickly turned into informal information sessions, as the women-single or married, involved or not-were desperate for information. What does XXX mean vs. un-rated? What’s the difference between topless dancers and strip clubs? Why is some of it actually not that stimulating? And why are men obsessed with it? Along the way, Ayn ditched the porn-obsessed boyfriend, and learned that one should not try to make change from a stripper’s G-string tips, nor is the Hustler store the best place to make a first impression on a hot guy. Pornology is the result of one woman’s quest to pierce the veil that modestly covers something many women actually want to know about. Suprising, hilarious, informative, and ultimately non-judgmental, this narrative is one readers won’t put down-once they admit they’re curious enough to pick it up!

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