A “hot, hilarious, and engrossing” porn star memoir. “Akira is the Galileo of women’s sexuality” (Alissa Nutting, author of Unclean Jobs for Women and Girls).
After earning a good living by stripping and working as a dominatrix at a sex dungeon, Asa Akira built up a reputation for being one of the most popular, hardworking, and extreme actors in the porn business, winning dozens of awards for her 330+ movies, including her #1 bestselling series “Asa Akira Is Insatiable.”
In Insatiable, Akira recounts her extraordinary life in chapters that are hilarious, shocking, and touching. In a wry, conversational tone, she talks about her experiences shoplifting and doing drugs while in school, her relationship with other porn stars (she is married to one) and with the industry at large, and her beliefs about women and sexuality. Insatiable is filled with Akira’s unusual and often highly amusing anecdotes, including her visit to a New Hampshire sex shop run by a mother and son.
One of very few articulate voices writing from the inside, Akira has something important, controversial, and astonishingly interesting to say about sex and its central role in our lives and culture.
“Akira is not only passionate about the porn industry, she is shameless, funny and even endearing.” —Susannah Cahalan, New York Post, Best Books of the Year
“Each chapter is filled with brutal honesty and self-deprecating humor. It’s touching, inspiring, and flies in the face of a lot of people’s preconceptions about the life of an adult film star.” —Vice
“Her book is a lot like her porn: raw, brutal and always unflinching.” —Salon.com