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How to Make Love Like A Porn Star: A Cautionary Tale - Book 4, Chapter 12 Summary & Analysis

Jenna Jameson
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Book 4, Chapter 12 Summary

Steve Orenstein wanted Jenna on the Howard Stern Show. For over six months, Joy would send a promotional package each week. Finally, the call came that the show was interested in talking to Jenna.

Jenna and Joy fly to New York the next day, only because Jenna had another engagement in New Jersey at the same time. Jenna was terrified that Howard Stern was going to humiliate her on National Radio and the E! Channel program of his show. Stern tried many things to catch Jenna off guard, but each time she answered his questions with excellence. She wanted to make sure everyone listening to the show understood that she chose to be a porn star, because she wanted to, not because she was abused or victimized as a child.

When Stern asked her if she had ever been victimized, her mind flashed to a dirt road in Montana. She had not thought about or told anyone about what had happened in Montana, and radio was not the place, so she lied.

When Jenna thought back over the series of events, she felt that this happened after she had decided to follow the path she was on. It did not influence her in the least. The only problem she had was that the boys had knocked her out not once, but twice to accomplish their plan. They did not even let her fight back. When she had returned home, covered in welts from mosquitoes, blood and cuts, she told her family she had been in a fight with a girl. She never told them what happened.

Book 4, Chapter 12 Analysis

Many of the readers know that Jenna's fear of Howard Stern was well founded. He seems to enjoy tearing apart people on his show, especially beautiful women. That is why he has been fired from stations, and why people continue to listen too him. However, Jenna realizes, once the show is not on the air, it is an act. He really is a decent person, and the fears went away.

However, he did ask the question she did not expect and was not ready to answer. He asked if she had ever been victimized. The reader knows that Preacher tried to rape her, but what we did not know was what had happened in Montana. She had told no one previously, and now she was telling us, the readers, what had happened. It makes the reader feel closer to her and makes the readers understand why Jenna may have taken such a self-destructive road for several years after it occurred.

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