Watching P()rn

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My first book is here!

About a decade ago, I took a running leap into reviewing p*rn DVDs for pay, which led me on a rather unexpected journey through the fascinating realm of adult entertainment journalism, and I haven’t yet come up for air. My path has led me from reviewing gonzo DVDs to the stage of the 2013 Feminist P0rn Awards and beyond, and along the way it took me down the path to published authorhood! My first book, Watching P()rn: And Other Confessions of an Adult Entertainment Journalist, is now out from The Overlook Press!

Watching P()rn is an informative book about the inner workings of the p0rn industry cleverly disguised as a memoir. It shows you around the industry through my particular perspective: I’m not an insider, really, but I’m not your average p*rn consumer, either, and that puts me in an interesting middle space between the public and the p()rn industry. It’s a perspective I thought others might have an interest in, and it seems I may have been right. It has received rave reviews from The New York Times Book ReviewPlayboyKirkus, and industry insiders like Jiz Lee, Tina Horn, and Ms. Naughty. And it won a gold IPPY Award! it’s doing pretty well! I think you might like it, too.


Get a Copy From Lynsey G!

You can get a personalized signed copy of Watching P*rn right here! I’ll be happy to send you a copy from my personal stash, in either hardcover or paperback, with or without a signature and an inscription! (I’m adorably titling it “Watching P*rn” here because PayPal has a strict no-sexy-stuff policy. Sigh.)

Please note: For international orders, I will need to charge extra for shipping. If you’re outside the U.S., please send me a note at misslagsalot[at]gmail[dot]com so we can figure out the details!


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Here’s what people are saying about Watching P*rn

“G. positions her book in part as cultural analysis of p0rnography’s complicated but inextricable relationship to social movements like feminist and queer visibility . . . Marvelous.”—The New York Times Book Review

“While written as a memoir, Watching P()rn also operates on another level as cultural analysis and explores how challenging it can be for women to function in the world’s most provocative, triggering and debated industry.”—Playboy.com

“Easily the most charmingly informative book on the p*rn industry, Watching P0rn fills a unique literary gap in the P()rn Studies canon.”—Jiz Lee, performer and editor of Coming Out Like a P*rn Star

“A project laden with humor, incisive insights, and titillating, winking bawdiness.”—Foreword Reviews

“A young, vivacious, sexually-repressed feminist gets a job watching p0rn. Hijinks ensue . . . A valuable and insightful contribution to our ongoing dialogue about the role that p()rn holds in society today.”—David J. Ley, author of Ethical P*rn For Dicks

“An intelligent, provocative, and indulgent insider’s view of the contemporary p0rn industry.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Lynsey G. is an intrepid explorer, boldly going where few reporters have gone with such a critical eye: deep inside the real world of commercial sex.”—Tina Horn, host of the Why Are People Into That?! podcst and author of Love Not Given Lightly

“Watching P()rn is a feminist’s trip down the rabbit hole through a rapidly changing, surreal wonderland. Get your girlfriends together and discuss this book over a bottle of wine.”—May Ling Su, p*rn performer and author, MayLingSu.com

“Watching P0rn is an engaging romp behind-the-scenes with a ribald guide, exploring the many ways p()rn reflects and shapes our desires, and giving a longing look at what it could be in the future.”—Lisa Vandever, co-founder and director of Cinekink

“Lynsey offers a deeply personal and highly readable perspective of a p*rn fan who is critical of the genre, mixed with the insights of an industry insider. Watching P0rn is a much needed view of the diversity of p()rnography today.”—Ms. Naughty, BrightDesire.com

“Watching P*rn provides material…for serious debates about the place of p0rnography and the vast plethora of sexualities in contemporary society, this way becoming a reference in the documentation of the progress and development of the adult industry in the last ten years.”—Anna B. Volk


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