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Late Bloomer Paperback – August 2, 2011
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The first half of the book deals with deeply dysfunctional family dynamics and Erica's assorted eating disorders. Dark matter, indeed. This reader experienced outrage at the cruelty that she endured from the very people who should have been her protectors. The second half of the book is a joyous ride as Erica experiences the fulfillment of her spanking fantasies and achieves celebrity on a small scale as she is featured in a series of spanking videos. The average person is likely to be unfamiliar with the world of "spankos," but Erica shines a light on this aspect of her sexuality with nary a blush--a fascinating look at the softer side of bdsm.
Late Bloomer is an intensely personal work that should appeal to spankos and non-spankos alike. Erica Scott emerges as a complex woman, irascible yet lovable, passionate, caring and bursting with mischief.
At first sight, she had a privileged childhood. Her father was a successful screenwriter - among other things, he helped craft Dean Martin's post Martin-and-Lewis career - and her mother was a singer; they lived in a big house in LA. But behind the scenes it was a dysfunctional family; her parents split acrimoniously and Erica soon found herself plunged into a world of recriminations and emotional turmoil. She grew up fatally lacking in self-confidence and wound up in a series of crap jobs. All of this she recounts with sardonic humour and a total absence of self-pity.
She was rescued from this carcrash of a life - by spanking. No, really. Erica loves being spanked; she's starred in some of the most stylish spanking videos ever made. Her knack for improvising snappy, literate dialogue is unrivalled. And in becoming a star of the spanko world she discovered her true self, attained poise and self-confidence, and met some of her closest, dearest friends.
This book is a joy: honest, vivid and compulsively readable. Don't miss it.
"Late Bloomer" is the autobiography of a daughter, sister, friend, lover, author, spanko, video performer, flawed human being and resilient woman. Read about her adventures, struggles and triumphs. I really don't want to spoil the book any more than that. This is a amazing first book and I did not want to put it down. Erica has an open easy style the made the book very enjoyable. I heartily recommend it.
While coming from a successful family, Ms. Scott nevertheless faced many personal challenges. Through her determination she was able to overcome those obstacles. In the process, she became a truly self actualized person.
Ms. Scott's writing style is most effective. She writes in a highly personal style. The reader feels that she is speaking directly to them.
I give this book my highest recommendation.
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