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Insatiable: Porn — A Love Story [Kindle Edition]

Asa Akira
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Book Description

Asa Akira (28) has already had an extremely unusual life. Educated at the United Nations International School in Manhattan, she 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 of the most popular, hardworking, and extreme actors in the business, winning dozens of awards for her 330+ movies, including her #1 bestselling series “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 (she is married to one) and with the industry at large, and her beliefs about women and sexuality. Insatiable is filled with Akira’s unusual and often highly amusing anecdotes, including her visit to a New Hampshire sex shop run by a mother and son.

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 something important, controversial, and astonishingly interesting to say about sex and its central role in our lives and culture.



Editorial Reviews

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“Akira is the Galileo of women’s sexuality, shifting our culture from the ‘Dark Ages’ of slut-shaming into an enlightened celebration of female desire. Hot, hilarious, and engrossing, this book is a path toward greater freedom for us all: read it and evolve.”—Alissa Nutting, author of Tampa

“Relentlessly risqué. . . a lascivious, personalized journey through the pornography industry. . . . and the frequently hilarious, surprisingly humbling anecdotes of a life spent having sex for the camera. . . . Alive with an unconventional affinity for raw human sexuality, this exuberant memoir is effortlessly honest, without coming across as cavalier or catty. [Akira’s] passion lies in the rush and the “high” of the perfectly filmed sex scene. Open-minded readers will find themselves bombarded by a carnal locomotive of industry insider secrets and amusing observations. . . . Puritans take note: Nothing is left to the imagination in this hypersexual memoir of life as a porn star.”—Kirkus Reviews

"In this no-holds-barred memoir—which at times take on the form of letters, haiku, and diary entries—Akira shares her personal experiences working as a celebrated porn actress. [Akira] gives intriguing insight into the industry, particularly the bits about porn stars’ private and public lives and her own attempt to maintain a meaningful romantic relationship."—Publishers Weekly

“The multitalented porn star Asa Akira’s twitter has been shared a ton and now I’m fully obsessed with her. . . . she’s so freaking hilarious that I’d be as into her if she were a comedian and not a porn star, but she wouldn’t be making as much money in comedy because of society. . . . funny, but important . . . witty and clever.”—Blisstree.com

“Asa Akira is on a mission: To improve the sex lives of men & women around the world . . . and if anyone can do it, it’s probably her.”—MaxManGuide.com

“In the past couple years Akira has made her stamp on the business as one of the most dynamic sexual performers of all-time as evidenced by her whopping 10 AVN awards at the previous two award ceremonies.”—Peace! Magazine (Canada)

About the Author

Asa Akira is a Japanese American pornographic actress. She has won numerous accolades for her work, including the coveted "Performer of the Year" award at the industry's AVN, XRCO, XBIZ, AEBN VOD, and Urban X awards and is one of the best-known and most liked people working in the porn industry today--and a budding writer.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1015 KB
  • Print Length: 258 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0802122590
  • Publisher: Grove Press (May 6, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00IHGVHCE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #26,038 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Anals of Asa May 17, 2014
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First off, let me start by saying that I have always been a fan of Asa Akira's work. She brings a genuine enthusiasm to each of her performances that helps lift whatever she is doing to levels way about what her colleagues in the industry produce. With this book I was hoping to discover who the "real" Asa is, not the porn industry pin-up we have all come to know. In that regard I'm not so sure this book succeeds. Instead, it reads more like a long-form faux porn star interview like the ones that used to take up space between photo spreads in the porn mags of my youth. You know, how the porn star in question can't get get enough of sex, on or off screen, loves being controlled by dominant men, loves all kinds of sex (anal, oral, one-on-one, group, same sex, different sex, dominatrix, submissive), has no issues, no demons in her background, is in no way being exploited, nothing that would derail our fantasies of a sexy vixen.

Yes, I think her on screen enthusiasm is something not easily faked and I'm sure she is enjoying her chosen career path (good for her, no apologies - I like that), but I can't believe that life in the porn industry doesn't come with some kind of baggage, emotional or otherwise. But don't expect to find any of that here (again, why derail the fantasy?) Asa seems to scratch only the surface of her life and career with this autobiography. She talks about how she is not like other women in the industry (50% by her count) who are addicted to drugs or controlled by boyfriends cum pimps (pun intended). Still, she admits that she spent the majority of her life hooked on various pharmaceuticals (she is clean now, she insists).
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15 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thank God For Us April 16, 2014
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An absolute fun and interesting read. I laughed plenty of times, and so many anecdotal pieces on pornography that really fulfilled my curiosity of porn and the sex industry as a whole. Any fans of DVDASA or Asa's will love her compilation of crazy ass stories and haikus. Well worth the $25 and must have on your bookshelf for your whole entire family to see!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars easy, quick read but not too deep May 19, 2014
By Jeanie
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Shallow overview of her life for shock value but not much more. Good, fun read for quick entertainment but not much more.
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11 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars dvdasa all day, true star has some competition April 10, 2014
Format:Hardcover
great book, sweet cover art, full of funny, amusing and interesting stories about a world you only get a glimpse of from the outside.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining and funny May 9, 2014
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Surprisingly easy to read as against it being very well written even though there is much humor.

Her anecdotes are entertaining and the format of the book which allows you to take short bites helps it to work.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun Fast Read - Candid June 12, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
Part memoir, part diary, part dirty haiku, this book by top Asian porn star Asa Akira is a fun romp inside the mind of a woman who is unabashedly, unashamedly "insatiable." She has done it all- drugs, prostitution, hard-core pornography, marriage, divorce, abortions, and finally marriage to the man of her dreams, a fellow porn star. Compared to most adult star tell-alls, this one feels refreshingly unfiltered. She admits she was hooked on drugs. She tells some of the downside of the industry.

Her telling of her own story feels like a bit of a swan song, a final spilling of the beans to cash in while she goes out at the top of her game. But that makes it even more fun. I particularly liked how she explains the challenge of NOT having sex with too many of the men in a porno shoot, because her husband, also a porn star will be angry. She is delightful and smart, never plays the victim, and her self-deprecating wit makes us laugh out loud. No dumb naive waif from the sticks, she, but rather a seasoned stripper by the time she arrives in porn valley. And she takes the valley by star, becoming an award-winning porn actress, specializing in anal and gonzo scenes.

She does what other women in the industry have never been able to do- she never lets us feel sorry for her. She is not a piteous figure, at least to this reader, but rather a young woman in clear control of her own life, with a certain joie de vivre that few people in the sex industry have. One of the best chapters is the one in which she is stressed out about being the host of the AVN awards and she describes her manic, feminine craziness. The best part is when her husband brutally gives her rough sex and it calms her down. What a story!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating story marred by TMI May 19, 2014
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"Asa tells all", and often quite entertainingly and interestingly. But the TMI moments are frequent and jarring, tending to ruin the flow of the story (and on occasion the appetite of the reader).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Phony June 23, 2014
By Sara
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It's not believable. This woman is a complete liar. It's like one long advertisement for her porn star persona. Squeezed in between her whining about her diets and trivializing traumatic events like her abortions, and her relationship with her parents. It's all funny or she's totally blasé. Either she has zero character or she's hiding it. Ugh, she's a vapid one. There are a lot better autobiographies out there. Don't waste your time on this one.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars DP sounds awesome like some kind of topping for dessert
Next time I have a conversation with someone and some topic about sex or porn stars gets brought up I'll ask them if they ever tried DP. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Grace
3.0 out of 5 stars a good read
An inside look at a porn star. About what I thought it would be all in all a good read
Published 1 day ago by Carl E. Sanders
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Kept me interested the whole way. She definitely shed new light on the adult industry
Published 6 days ago by Josie Salter
5.0 out of 5 stars funny and amazing
Love love love this book! So glad I was able to finally download it. I love you Asa! Would love to hear a part two ^_^
Published 6 days ago by Viengsavanh
4.0 out of 5 stars Not the girl next door.
Gives one an insight in to the women who seem to enjoy their work and are determined to make us appreciate what they do each time.
Published 8 days ago by Keith E. Davis
3.0 out of 5 stars I had so much expectations of this book. And ...
I had so much expectations of this book. And I have to say it wasn't what I was expecting at all. The book has no sequence, it is poorly written, and overall a deception.
Published 9 days ago by David Hernández
5.0 out of 5 stars ASA THE QUEEN
Reading this book, was better then most of the sex I've had in my life... seriously its that sexy, funny and interesting.

One more thing... DVDASA FOREVER!
Published 9 days ago by Astrohed
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it
Very easy to read
Published 20 days ago by Rstew
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Funny, inspiring, raunchy, beautiful, and introspective. DVDASA for life, Asa is a queen. Please support her.
Published 26 days ago by Chris W
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Haven't been able to finish a book in a long time but this one kept me hooked.
Published 1 month ago by Elizabeth
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