Get Inside Asa Akira!
The world knows her as a porn star. . . but it’s her way with words that will touch you again and again. As she contemplates turning thirty years old while still being in the adult film trade, Asa Akira delves into her past, present, and future, exploring the events that brought her to where she is now and the surprising and insightful plans she has for her future. Asa’s perceptive, funny, and straightforward writings on love, sex, death, marriage and celebrity come together in this surprising book of essays that will have you laughing hysterically one minute and deep in reverent thought the next. Personally revealing as well as universal, Dirty Thirty marks the coming of age of a new literary star.
I knew who Asa Akira was before I got an email enlisting her new book as one to sign up to review. Yes, this means I watch porn. I have been “enlightening” myself with this form of entertainment for years.
This would be a bit of a change from fiction, so I thought, “Why not?” and signed up.
I actually follow Asa on Twitter (along with a few other “entertainers”) and knew that she was fluent in sarcasm but sometimes non-fiction authors will stray from that and I am glad that she did not. The read was fluent in my second language of sarcasm. But I was also able to detect when she was being serious with her words.
Asa touched on all aspects of her life.
Her marriage, past not so good habits, the neurotic beauty regimes and new procedures that are all the rage, her adventures, family, friends, the industry, her love of wanting to get fat, and her hate of salads. Some I will mention, some you will have to read to find out more about.
She has been married twice. Most currently to Toni – a performer and how she met him. The first year was rough but they found out things that work for them. Several being that they have separate bedrooms, bathrooms and offices. I thought this over and it is genius! I crave space and when I had to share it, it drove me crazy!
The business is one that you are constantly on show, shocking right?! So she is often times Googling the newest trends and trying them at least once. For example: leeches. No thanks!
She truly loves what she does. We see some performers that do it because it can pay well. She does travel a lot for dancing gigs and appearances. It is a constant, go, go, go. Spiegler, her manager is one of her closest friends and some of the things she shared were hilarious. Her lifestyle may be unconventional but her friendships are not.
Wanting to get fat:
She loves pizza but is a slave to salads.
So when she retires, salads will be tossed (heh) to the side and hello carbs!
Her Haikus, while not ones my 12th grade AP English teacher would appreciate, but for me they were hilarious, creative and genius. Just an added bonus to the book.
This was completely refreshing, the only issue I really had was that it was not long enough, I wanted to know more. My attention was captured the entire time. Asa’s writing was smooth and flowed easily from one page to the next. Whether you watch porn or not, are not easily offended then I say you need to read this! But if you are offended easily and do not like certain language or situations, or not so quaint aspects on topics, then do not pass go.
Next, she needs to write a book solely of dirty Haikus. *wink wink nudge nudge buzz buzz*
Amazon Kindle: http://amzn.to/1toweHW
B&N Nook: http://bit.ly/1PrfEMp
Asa Akira is a Japanese-American actress who has appeared in over 300 adult films. Her many awards include AVN’s “Performer of the Year” award in 2013. In addition to acting and writing, she hosts a regular podcast on sex and relationships and is the author of Insatiable: Porn – a Love Story.