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Wonder Bread & Ecstasy: The Life and Death of Joey Stefano Paperback – November 1, 1996
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While this is hard terrain to traverse, since we know the inevitable conclusion, it's a fascinating ride. I recommend it to anyone who has popped a quarter into a peep show booth and been mesmerized by Joey Stefano. Maybe, you'll be able to see him and his peers as more than just a set of genitalia (as I am now beginning to do)
Nick Iacona was probably one of the hardest working people in the industry, or maybe he was just the most over-used. I can't claim to have seen every film he was in, but every film I've seen made me appreciate him more. It seems unlikely that he could have been so productive, if he was as devastated by drugs and emotional problems as this book suggests.
Reading the words of people like Chi Chi "Larry" Larue, who were supposed to have been Nick's friends, made me even more aware of how treacherous business relationships can be. I don't believe much of what I read in general, and this book is full of obvious lies, but I guess that can be expected when the lies are told about someone who is no longer around to defend himself.
As I said, it's a story that needed to be told, but I don't think it will ever be told properly. Buy this book as a momento if you like, and take it's contents with a grain of salt. Nick Iacona is gone forever, and with him went the truth about Joey Stefano.
If there were a phrase which would best describe I.'s book it would be artificially compassionate. Rather than letting Joey's truly lamentable decline into depression and heavy substance abuse create genuine sympathy with the reader, I. never gets over the journalist's need to offer an interpretation, no matter how superficial or obvious. The title of the book comes from two staples of Stefano's existence, the peanut butter sandwiches made on fluffy white bread he ordered from the gay-owned grocery store near his apartment in W. Hollywood and the popular designer drug he became increasingly dependent upon towards the end of his short life. But instead of making us more sorry for the blue-collar kid who had a rough life, wound up with HIV dying in a vicious industry, it makes Stefano sound like the gay Elvis.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Not enough information about his early life. It would not serve as a biography but t don't think it was meant as such. A lost opportunity to dealve into the gay porn industryPublished 10 months ago by gv
A fascinating story of the glory days of gay porn and the tragic life and death of Nicholas Iacona aka Joey Stefano. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Anthoy F. Stefani
Chester, PA. The book is lovely, and his videos are all over the place, some clothed on utube.Published 12 months ago by Paul Taylor
What I've read I've liked. Personally I was curious about this individual, and so far my curiosity has been satisfied ... no far.Published 16 months ago by bsmy84
I just could not put book down till I have read very work. it was so well written that I felt that I was right there in the room with them. I love itPublished on June 20, 2014 by old man 49er
Even though this book was published in 1996 it has so much 60's psycho-babble that is unbelievable. Read morePublished on May 19, 2014 by mlott255