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Jeffrey Michelson s reflections on fighting and (fornicating) are like a bolt of bourbon, a careening chronicle of orgies, S & M, hanging and banging with the stars, and related calisthenics. James Wolcott, VANITY FAIR --James Wolcott, VANITY FAIR

Michelson's transcendent words, his devotion to truth-telling and his whip-sharp wit reveals a golden age with warmth, humor, and grace. Michael Shuman, USF --Michael Shuman, USF

LAURA MEETS JEFFREY is a fascinating nonfiction "erotic memoir." Jeffrey Michelson chronicles the wildest, most intense sexual scene in New York City's history. This book is raunch, dirty and disgusting. I couldn't put it down. Anka Radakovich, BRITISH GQ --Anka Radakovich, BRITISH GQ

Michelson's transcendent words, his devotion to truth-telling and his whip-sharp wit reveals a golden age with warmth, humor, and grace. Michael Shuman, USF --Michael Shuman, USF

LAURA MEETS JEFFREY is a fascinating nonfiction "erotic memoir." Jeffrey Michelson chronicles the wildest, most intense sexual scene in New York City's history. This book is raunch, dirty and disgusting. I couldn't put it down. Anka Radakovich, BRITISH GQ --Anka Radakovich, BRITISH GQ

About the Author

Jeffrey Michelson retired in 2009, after two decades of directing TV commercials, to work on his horse ranch, grow organic vegetables, and finish this book.

Two geniuses shaped Jeffrey s life. In 1967, he was houseboy and sparring partner to Norman Mailer and they remained close friends. In 1970, John Lennon chose Jeffrey s ad campaign for his album Imagine and asked Jeffrey to design Apple Records media.

In 1976, Jeffrey created Puritan and guided the explicit sex magazine to respect with outstanding photography and revealing interviews with heavy hitters like Mailer, Timothy Leary, Tennessee Williams, Terry Southern and Hunter S. Thompson.

After Laura, in the mid 1980s in London, Jeffrey fronted the cult-favorite rock band Max & The Broadway Metal Choir. In 1984 he also produced Artcore, a hard-core erotic coffee table book photographed in Paris, London and Los Angeles. While shooting in L.A. he was arrested for pornography and faced a mandatory three-year sentence until the California Supreme Court ruled he was not only not guilty but factually innocent.

Laura Bradley, jewelry designer and mother of three, wishes to remain anonymous.


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  • File Size: 1385 KB
  • Print Length: 336 pages
  • Publisher: New Blue Books (April 13, 2012)
  • Publication Date: April 13, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007VEBK70
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Jeffrey Michelson is a journalist, media wizard, former Apple Records advertising designer, former sex magazine editor, and enthusiastic spokesperson for an era when drugs were hip, rock was exploding & sex didn't kill you.

Two geniuses shaped Jeffrey's life. In 1967, he was houseboy and sparring partner to Norman Mailer and they remained close friends. In 1970, John Lennon chose Jeffrey's ad campaign for his album Imagine and asked Jeffrey to design Apple Records' media. In 1976, Jeffrey created Puritan and guided the explicit sex magazine to respect with outstanding photography and revealing interviews with heavy hitters like Mailer, Timothy Leary, Tennessee Williams, Terry Southern and Hunter S. Thompson.

In the mid 1980s in London, Jeffrey fronted the cult-favorite rock band Max & The Broadway Metal Choir. In 1984 he also produced Artcore, a hard-core erotic coffee table book photographed in Paris, London and Los Angeles. While shooting in L.A. he was arrested for pornography and faced a mandatory three-year sentence until the California Supreme Court ruled he was not only "not guilty" but "factually innocent."

Jeffrey retired in 2009, after two decades of directing TV commercials, to work on his horse ranch, grow organic vegetables, and finish his book, Laura Meets Jeffrey.

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By David from Philly on May 26, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Laura Meets Jeffrey was surprising, in a number of ways - all good.

I expected it to be hot, and it was; sometimes truly erotic and sometimes so explicitly detailed as to make me wince or gag. What I didn't expect was that my reactions would be so...visceral. I felt it, tasted it... and found myself surreptitiously touching myself in public, using my iPad to shield my excitement from view while reading at Starbucks. More than once I found myself wondering if I was more jealous of the amazing lust (for almost everybody) or the love (for each other) that Jeffrey and Laura experienced. I know that I was jealous that these people got to live out my fantasies, and that I never got to know the '80s as they did. While I read Penthouse Forum in the bathroom, they were living, really living, and have a ton of memories that, thankfully, they're willing to share.

I also didn't expect this book to be so well written - so...literary. Michelson's vivid descriptions included a number of words - perfect choices - that I didn't know, and I was thankful for the built in one-click dictionary in the Kindle app (the book wasn't yet available on iTunes). I love the way that Laura's comments on Jeffrey's story-telling are inserted in-line, almost as though they're in the room together, telling the story with the wisdom of hindsight. That's another thing that surprised me, how much Michelson commented on his own decisions, good or bad, and the honesty with which he reflected upon each situation. Their explorations of the B&D/S&M lifestyle and how Laura craved it as a way to actually release pain and Jeffrey's reactions to having Laura submit to him so completely were fascinating, titillating and often exhausting.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Bookie Nookie on August 26, 2012
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LAURA MEETS JEFFERY: BOTH SIDES OF AN EROTIC MEMOIR is an unfiltered and unabashed account of the sexually adventurous, if not reckless lives of Laura and Jeffery during the early 80's.

Welcome to the world of sex, drugs and rock & roll - raw, honest & outrageous. I was immediately sucked in to the story of the lives of this free-loving couple. How they escaped death is still a mystery to me.

Meet Laura, the cokehead-hooker-pain slut who always seems to be looking for a good time. Although she is listed as one of the authors, her story is told mostly through Jeffery with occasional interjections throughout the book. Honestly, Laura's random comments and laughing - "ha, ha, ha" (in 15 locations) were a little distracting and kind of yanked me out of the flow of the story. Early on, I notated that when Laura starts talking it is almost as if a third person is interviewing her. Ah-ha! I am so smart :-) In the Afterword, Jeffery reveals that Laura does, in fact, tell "her side of the story in a series of interviews with pop culture oral historian, Legs McNeil." I might have embraced her side of the story a little more had I known that going in because that is one aspect of the book that did not work for me.

Now, meet Jeffery, quite possibly the horniest real man I have ever read about. In the days prior to the release of Viagra, he must have been a God among men in regards to staying power - literally hours and hours of sex, ejaculating a ridiculous number of times back to back. I am impressed. Jeffery chronicles his escapades as he goes from living in a van down by the river to the prestigious penthouse and hobnobbing with the likes of Norman Mailer and rubbing elbows with John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Ryan O'Neal and Jose Torres just to name a few.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Richard Jaccoma on June 13, 2012
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In the 1970s Jeffrey Michelson invented, not a new way of Doing The Deed, but definitely a new way of looking at it. His Puritan magazine was America's first upscale hardcore glossy and a prime mover in the widespread eroticization of mass culture.

Laura Meets Jeffrey is Michelson's memoir of the '70s to early '80s, when the social sexual sea change first surged. His writing is elegant and funny and of course filthy. Anyone interested in how American mass culture came to be what it is today will enjoy spending time with Laura Meets Jeffrey as I did, for what it reveals of a seminal time and place.

But Michelson doesn't just talk the talk. Hand in hand with "Laura Bradley," the Pretty Woman who was his muse and partner in transgressive sexuality, he walked on the wild side even when he wasn't busy publishing Puritan. Laura and he attended orgies, frequented bordellos, lingered in adult store booths, and as time went by descended into a full-tilt S&M relationship.

I believe all autobiography borders on fiction. So I love Michelson's built-in fact checking method: As he tells his tale, Laura writes rubrics throughout giving her variant view of the events he describes. This both-sides-of-the-bed approach may be a first in sex lit. It's definitely new to me and a big part of the reason I found Laura Meets Jeffrey an enormously entertaining dual-purpose read: fascinating cultural history that's also great for, ahem... one-handed study.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on March 7, 2014
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This book isn't for everyone, although with the popularity of Fifty Shades of Gray (which I thought was awful) I suppose it is for more people than I would have thought. There is a lot of strong language and extremely graphic and unusual sex scenes. What saved this book from being just out and out porn was the quality of the writing and the author's ability to self-reflect on his behavior and explain it. My favorite parts of the book were not the sex scenes, and I actually wish some of the things that are touched on, like his relationship with John Lennon and Norman Mailer, were given more prominence in the book.

There is very little about Jeffrey's life as described in this book that appeals to me or that I can relate to. Which is why he really pulled off a writer's coup when he made me understand where he was coming from. In a nutshell, he views sex unemotionally, except with the one he is devoted to. In his own twisted way, he is rather monogamous. With everyone but his beloved, sex is a sensual pleasure with no more connection to emotion than I feel to the bottle when I drink a good, complex red wine. He views everything and everyone with an eye towards pleasure, and I'd imagine this was a good part of his charm back in the day. It gives him pleasure to please others, and the happier the people are that he is around, the happier he is. It was interesting, from a sociological standpoint, to read how he dealt with jealousy at orgies when he went with a 'date.' There is a beguiling, cock-eyed (ha ha) unselfishness to it. I didn't get the impression that he was trying to shock or impress. He was like anyone else telling you about this great time he had once upon a time. He has no filter and no shame, so there is no whitewashing of what happened.
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