August 25, 2004 05:00am
Jenna's How To Book #9 on Times Best Seller List
Source: CJIDigital PR
by: Company Press Release
(SCOTTSDALE, AZ) -- Propelled by positive reviews and a nationwide book tour, How to Make Love Like a Porn Star: A Cautionary Tale, the sizzling memoir by adult entertainment legend Jenna Jameson will debut September 5th at number nine on the New York Times non-fiction bestseller list, a monumental achievement for the adult industry superstar.
How to Make Love Like a Porn Star: A Cautionary Tale, from ReganBooks/HarperCollins, went on sale Aug. 17th in bookstores and on her website at ClubJenna.com. Immediately it became one of the top selling books on Amazon.com and BarnesandNobel.com.
Ms. Jameson launched her book tour on publication day with an appearance on the Howard Stern Show in which Stern referred to her as "The Babe Ruth of porn." Capacity crowds turned up for book signings in New York City, Miami, Cleveland, Lexington KY, Chicago and San Francisco. She is in Los Angeles today for media appearances and a signing at 7 pm Thursday at Book Soup (8818 Sunset Blvd.). She will wind up in Las Vegas for more press interviews, a book signing on Friday at Virgin MegaStore (Caesar's Palace Forum Shops, 3500 Las Vegas Blvd. So. - M1) and a private wrap up party at the Hard Rock Cafe' on Saturday night.
Meanwhile, reviews of the book have been positive. Entertainment Weekly called the book "fascinating" and Newsweek said that "Like Saint Augustine and Bill Clinton--though not in their spirit of repentance--Jameson has written her autobiography.as you'd expect, it's chock full of oh-my-God tidbits, from revelations about Marilyn Manson's anatomy to stories of crude come-ons from Bruce Willis and Wesley Snipes." Maxim Online said that "This stark confessional of how a susceptible Las Vegas cheerleader separates herself from a pack of eager strippers, cons her way into Cannes as an E! correspondent, and winds up as the franchise player for a rising adult film distributor makes a gratifying read."
"A celebrity bio has to be judged on whether it's entertaining and whether, despite the ghostwriter, a real person comes through in its pages," said Charles Taylor on Salon.com. "Here, one does, and that's as much a tribute to (co-author Neil) Strauss' ability to merge with his subject as it is to the strength of Jameson's personality. How to Make Love Like a Porn Star is lively, hellaciously entertaining, sharp, feisty and touching enough to earn Jameson the right to wear that 'Heart Breaker' tattoo on her right butt cheek."
About Jenna Jameson:
According to Rolling Stone. Jenna Jameson is the actress who "put the star in porn star," and to New York Magazine she's a "cultural icon." Recognized by Adult Video News as the leading female adult star of all time, she has won virtually every honor the adult industry bestows. Her memoir of her life and sexual adventures for the ReganBooks imprint of HarperCollins was published in August and became an immediate bestseller. She has been profiled by the E! True Hollywood Stories in one of its highest-rated shows and has had numerous mainstream movie and television roles, has hosted E!'s Wild On program, has made countless television appearances and has debated at Oxford University in England. Ms. Jameson controls her own film production company and is the chairwoman of ClubJenna, Inc., a product licensing and Internet management firm that handles the Web activities for more than a dozen top adult stars. Vivid Entertainment Group has selected Jenna as a Vivid Girl and films produced by her own production company are distributed by Vivid. Ms. Jameson, who began her career as a Las Vegas showgirl, has appeared in more than 1,000 magazines articles and graced approximately 400 magazine covers from Playboy, New York, Esquire and Penthouse to Glamour, Paper, Cosmopolitan, Allure and Jane. FHM ranks her as one of the 100 Most Beautiful Girls in the World and VH1 says she is among the "100 Hottest Hotties."
For more information contact:
Sarah Perkins, 212-338-0050, PR@CJIDigital.com