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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.


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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: #21,005 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5 of 5 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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13 of 17 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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3 of 3 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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing! May 8, 2014
By hale
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I absolutely couldnt put it down From the moment I cooked it up, it was absolutely fantastic, asa akira paints a beautiful picture detailing her life in porn. Its funny its sad but most of all it will put things int perspective
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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
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful May 24, 2014
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The parts of her life she's wrote about was page turning. I am excited to see if she's going to be writing anymore books. Anyone want a good interesting read this is definitely it.
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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 Loved it! May 30, 2014
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as a fan of her work, I was highly interested in reading her book when I found out she wrote one. I love how openly honest she is and how she's so uncensored. I also recently read another book from a famous pornstar and there's one big huge difference about the two: Asa loves her job and what she does. she's very sexually empowered. she's not ashamed of what she does and I find that admiring. I highly recommend this book.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!
What a great storyteller. The writing is raw, hilarious, honest, detailed and genuine. If all women had an ounce of her sexually liberated confidence the world would be a better... Read more
Published 1 day ago by Julie Guardado
4.0 out of 5 stars A fairly well put together of one person's account of ...
A fairly well put together of one person's account of the adult industry that thankfully lacks the heartache, drama & abuse often focused on in documentaries and People magazine... Read more
Published 3 days ago by Julie
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I like her. She is genuine and honest.
Published 9 days ago by Angelo L. Carrion
5.0 out of 5 stars Great little memoir...
Great little memoir...Akira is a surprisingly down-to-earth and rational author, and she "exposes" porn for what it really is: a normal job like many 40-hour-a-week office... Read more
Published 10 days ago by Celeste Thayer
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Good book.....very honest!
Published 13 days ago by Karin
4.0 out of 5 stars Perfect
such an amazing book, I couldn't put it down it honestly felt like an old time friend was telling me her crazy pornstar life, it was great.
Published 13 days ago by Cynthia Ibarra
5.0 out of 5 stars Can't wait for the second book
I had to read the entire book the same day I got it. Couldn't set it down! Great insight into the mind of a sensitive artist. My girlfriend read it and loves as well. Read more
Published 14 days ago by allen
5.0 out of 5 stars perfect
everything about the purchase was positive
Published 15 days ago by rick christianson
5.0 out of 5 stars This book is very great and gives a very interesting look into the...
This book is very great and gives a very interesting look into the life of a porn star. It's a very personal memoir and while it's not a masterpiece of literature, you definitely... Read more
Published 17 days ago by Princess
5.0 out of 5 stars AMAZING
Definitely enjoyed Asa's book! Entertaining and insightful. Highly recommended. Her experiences in the industry and out in the world really glued me to each page. Good vibes.
Published 25 days ago by Gianna Alexis Hidalgo
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