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N poetic nuanced prose she charts how unchecked risk taking eventually gave way to a course of self destruction But as she recounts crossing over the very boundaries that she set for her own safety she never plays the victim In fact t Funny that I should read two female domination books back to back but maybe that s because I purchased them together The other book a novel Permanent Obscurity by Richard Perez was everything this was not hilarious and down and dirty and not meant to be serious literary like this one I liked this book mostly though I found the writing to be forced and self consciousness like something a fan of Anais Nin would write There are genuine moments though and I think this author will write a better one in the future

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A dark wild powerful memoir about a young woman’s transformation from college student to professional dominatrix While a college student at The New School Melissa Febos spent four years working as a dominatrix in a midtown dungeon I I contemplated one star but she does have a few insightful moments What springs to mind first is the vanity on display in the book Someone holds herself in very high regard which despite what a commenter on another review says is NOT the same as being proud of one s self There were moments when I caught myself thinking that if I were to unfortunately find myself trapped in conversation with her I d need an icepick for my ear drumsWhat comes to mind next is that it freuently felt like I d just paid to be someo

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He glory of this memoir is Melissa’s ability to illuminate the strange and powerful truths that she learned as she found her way out of a hell of her own making Rest assured the reader will emerge from the journey or less unscathed I heard about this memoir on NPR and from the interview it sounded uirky and a bit fun spirited The actual book was a complete downer The author s drug addiction didn t interest me and her experiences in the dungeon were disgusting and I m NOT a prude by any meansand twisted I guess I didn t realize uite how much sexual contact was involved in being a dominatrix or how much brutal violence and bloodshed I d kind of assumed that the whole SM thing was pretty much a mind trip featuring power play and role reve


10 thoughts on “Whip Smart

  1. says:

    I was intrigued when I heard the interview on NPR; after reading her book I can say without uestion she is a muc

  2. says:

    I contemplated one star but she does have a few insightful moments What springs to mind first is the vanity on display in the book S

  3. says:

    I have to appreciate any woman who tells a story like this without saying Look look what happened to me but rather I got seduced by a world that is less glamorous than it seems OK so much for literary analysis but hey I'm not in the business

  4. says:

    I’ve long decided to avoid any book of memoir that only intends to say “look at how fucked up I am” or “look what an asshole I am” Their misplaced and gratuitous narcissism nauseates me I thought this book would be different While I've never been tempted to read Belle de Jour and its likes the memoir of a profe

  5. says:

    In a recent Studio 360 interview Mary Karr responding to a remark about the influence her memoir The Liar's Club has had on

  6. says:

    Funny that I should read two female domination books back to back but maybe that's because I purchased them toge

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    “My sessions stopped here I let them go with relief like sandbags that had kept me from floating out into sprawling blue of my own desire My judgements loosened as well; I no longer had to cling so tightly to my superiority over the women I

  8. says:

    Finally got around to reading this I bought a copy when Febos came to the Olympia library And of course the insight into the world of the dungeons and deeds of the professional dominatrix is fascinating But what I was really impressed me was the honest way Febos exposed herself deconstructed the world and discussed the

  9. says:

    I heard about this memoir on NPR and from the interview it sounded uirky and a bit fun spirited The actual book was a complete downer The author's drug addiction didn't interest me and her experiences in the dungeon were disgusting an

  10. says:

    I picked this up because of the Terri Gross interview on NPR and have to say that the interview was compelling than the bookI really don't go for a lot of self reflection from situations that are extremely avoidable and I also found it irritating how the author seemed to switch between the tone of the memoir an

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