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Proclaimed "girl-pervert" Oriana Small, aka Ashley Blue, a veritable artist at heart, weaves through the intricacies of a decade in and out of the adult film industry, love, drugs, and her own firebrand of what it means to live ecstatically. From accolades to agony, Girlvert illuminates the surreality of a life lived beyond all comprehension.

Contains mature themes.

©2011, 2019 Oriana Small (P)2019 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

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  • Aram
  • 18-06-19

Honesty about filth

I liked the book a lot. I dont usually read stuff like this because they tend to turn to jokes like Jenna Jameson's autobiography. I never read that yet it made itself into an episode of House MD. This is honestly written and hoestly read. Well, as honest as it could be I guess. I think if it were to be made into a TV series or streaming series or a movie, it would be well recieved. This memoir is a shitshow but an honest shitshow. Last time I felt what I'm feeling right now, I had just finished watching Blow starring Johnny Depp.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-05-21

I really love it!

i really enjoyed this book especially being a Ashley Blue fan i loved finding out what was going on behind the scenes. going to definitely recommend.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 27-01-21

Questions Answered

Her story answered a lot of questions I had about how someone would chose to work in the porn industry. Very good book....

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  • Stanley N
  • 30-06-20

Brutally honest; Love it.

If you are looking for a prism that disturbs the fabric shrouding the behind the scenes dealings of the pornographic industry, then this book does a great job. Be warned, not for individuals repellant to sexual graphic details.

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  • ingrid
  • 13-05-20

THE TASTE.THE FLAVOR.THE GENIUS!

Please read it you wont regret it, moving,honest, touching and it needs to be shared by all.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 22-04-20

Desperate and moving

A remarkable story and truly harrowing and intense. Great humor and lots of powerful up front darkness
A miracle of survival. Would help if some outside voices were a bit more developed but a great achievement and lots of wisdom. Good for you Ori!

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  • BigTymer2047
  • 04-02-20

Pretty crazy ride!

I read this book a few years back and really enjoyed it so I wondered if the audio version would still be interesting. Typically I dislike books narrated by the authors. Bios especially. This one started out a little rough but after a but I could get into it. The story is crazy. A little sad. A lot she brings on herself via her own actions or plain naivete. Still, a very entertaining and intriguing story of a woman with insane experiences to share! Highly recommended.

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  • Brent C.
  • 12-01-20

I’m Not sure

I’m not sure what I just read, or where it’s rightful place among books lies. I almost stopped in the first third, but somehow I came to like her, even among some descriptions she uses that made me cringe. I’ve learned that it takes all kind to make a world, and after reading so many memoirs and learning of so many things people do and experience, nothing surprises me. In the end, I rated it so highly for both her writing technique and her courage to tell such a story. I first thought I’d wandered into the back room of the video store by mistake. My first response was WTF? You’ll just have to decide for yourself.

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  • MSG
  • 12-10-19

Not exactly sure what I expected

I suppose I purchased this book out of morbid curiosity rather than a sincere interest in her life and decisions that the author made. I sincerely tried not to judge her because her doing porn does not really bother me. There are plenty of stories in here containing some sexual acts that I just do not completely understand why anyone would subject themselves to, but I get that she was committed and wanted to try new things. I expected some depravity, but I honestly did not finish the whole thing. I probably made about one third of the way through. The hardest part were not graphic descriptions of sex, STDs, but the chronic illegal drug use of multiple substances (Cocaine, Ecstasy, etc.) When they started doing Chrystal Meth I lost the last remaining interest in hearing more about the author’s life. She has a problem with honest, but no problem with her boyfriend dipping stamps in Drano and selling them to 7th graders.

All this story is read in a monotone that is extremely boring and monotonous to listen to in one sitting. The one third I did make it through was broken up over time when I was not listening to more interesting books. If that were not the case, I am sure I would have stopped listening long before I did. Maybe this books does get better and she redeems herself in her own eyes, but that is something I will never know and honestly do not care to learn about.

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  • Boom Depleter
  • 15-07-19

Happy. I wish more books like this existed. A+

Oriana Small aka Ashley Blue did a great job writing and reading her work for us. I really enjoyed this and appreciate the frank, direct way she tells her stories. I have always found the adult industry interesting and I'm sure I'd work in the field if I lived in that area. I really enjoyed the pacing, the thoroughness of Oriana Small's stories and the intelligent way this woman's life is portrayed. She's amazing, this book was amazing. I loved it and recommend it highly to people who like learning about the behind-the-scenes aspect of the adult film industry. I hope she continues to write because she is clearly great at it.

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