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Jenna Jameson Writing Styles in How to Make Love Like A Porn Star: A Cautionary Tale

Jenna Jameson
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Point of View

There are several points of view in this book. Jenna mixes up entries to her diary, stories in her own words, and transcripts from interviews with producers and her family. By doing this, she is being intimate with the reader. She uses her diary entries to let the reader enter her mind and feel her insecurities, happiness, fear and depression. She is allowing us to understand her feelings more than anyone else at the time. There are come things that she writes about in the first person. She could only portray these stories. Only the other person in the relationships could give any insight. She uses these to describe her life, addictions, hardships and success. She tells of her fears and shyness, and explains that she does not know the alter ego that comes out when she is on stage. She gives the reader a very personal description of her feelings after the fact and it makes her more human. The interviews help to serve as a basis for her childhood and early adult life when dealing with her family. It gives the reader insight to how her father and brother feel as if they have failed her at times, and wish they could have done more. It is extremely well put together and informative.

Setting

The setting is mainly Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, and Phoenix, and the different person each city created in Jenna. Las Vegas represents the shy, dependent, addicted little girl that left her fathers house for Jack. It also represents each time Jenna regressed to that little girl. Los Angeles represents the insecure and scared young woman who wanted to prove she could do things on her own. It is the city where, although, Jenna wants to be independent, she never allows herself to be, and gives her independence away. Miami represents the hiatus that almost destroyed Jenna, and the city that ultimately led her to Phoenix. Phoenix represents independence, unconditional love and family. All these she found in Phoenix with Jay.

Language and Meaning

Jenna uses straightforward language. She is a down to earth person with no presumptions, and wants this book to be a guide to those who are considering a life in the adult film industry or who are just interested in her life. She wants people, for what ever reason they are reading the book, to come away with something, whether it is what not to do or how to break into the adult film industry, what kind of relationships to avoid, or that there is always light at the end of the tunnel, you just have to find it.

Structure

The book is structured into eight parts. She starts with a prologue. It sets up the reader to know that she has had a rough life.

Book 1 talks about how she met Jack and started the first self-destructive path she was to take in her life, and how she tried to break away.

Book 2 explains how she got away from Jack and found her way into adult films.

Book 3 explains more of her childhood from interviews with her brother and father.

Book 4 explains her life as a hard-core porn star and her marriage to Rod.

Book 5 explains her escape from life with alcohol and drugs.

Book 6 explains her recovery from the second self-destructive phase and how she found her happiness with Jay.

The epilogue explains in Jenna's own words how she feels her past has affected her and how it will affect her future.

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