“You never know what you are going to get when you read a porn star bio. It could be an amateurish whine-fest with some arousing sexual experiences [[ASIN:0972747001 Lights, Camera, Sex!]], or it might be Ron Jeremy's [[ASIN:0060840838 Ron Jeremy: The Hardest (Working) Man in Showbiz]], which is surprisingly well written. This book is closer to the second, though it really turns up the shock value. Small pulls no punches in her description of either the actors or the actions that comprised her adult film career, and her brutal honesty at times was almost too much to handle.
However, as the book follows Small through the transformation from Oriana Small to porn star Ashley Blue, the reader is struck by both the brutal language and the brutal honesty. Small doesn't hold back when discussing her mistakes (drugs, yes, porn, no) and the feelings and needs that were created and satisfied along the way. Even with all the cruel language, the book is well written, moves well, and holds the reader's interest.
Despite some truly horrible situations, one stops short feeling sorry for Small, as her unbeatable attitude comes shining through. At the end of it, I was almost proud of her, and definitely happy for her. Not what I expected, but worth the effort.
Those interested in the sex industry will find this book interesting. Those who may want to keep their children OUT of the sex industry may also find it valuable.”