So begins the no-holds-barred autobiography of Monica Mayhem—a porn star and proud of it. In her funny and disarmingly candid voice, she reveals the ins and outs of making it big in Los Angeles, the pornography capital of the world. Just how did a girl who was taunted at school because her eyes were “too big,” and who carved out a respectable career for herself trading oil futures in the financial markets of Sydney and London, go on to make over four hundred hardcore adult movies (and counting), win numerous industry awards, and even land herself a role in the first Sex and the City movie? From her troubled childhood to her first show at the famous Spearmint Rhino in London to her favorite sex toys, Monica reveals how she built her empire—which now includes hundreds of films, a website, and lucrative burlesque performances.
Absolute Mayhem lifts the lid on the sex, rock, and mayhem of Monica’s truly extraordinary professional life and unveils the private person behind it all.
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About the Author
Mayhem worked in Sydney and London, first in finance then as an exotic dancer. In 2002, she won the XRCO Award for Starlet of the Year. Outside the adult business, she is a singer/guitarist in an all-girl metal band, Sweet Avenge. Her mainstream film credits include the first Sex and the City movie. She lives in Los Angeles, California.
Gerrie Lim is the bestselling author of Invisible Trade: High-
Class Sex for Sale in Singapore, Invisible Trade II: Secret Lives and
Sexual Intrigue in Singapore, and In Lust We Trust: Adventures in
Adult Cinema, his memoir of a decade spent covering the erotica industry in Los Angeles. His most recent book, Absolute Mayhem,
was cowritten with porn star Monica Mayhem and published in Australian, American, and French editions. He lives in
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
And thats a shame because she seems like a genuinely nice and interesting person after reading this. Writing quality drags the story down.
I had trouble finishing this book. You would expect a book titled secret confessions of a porn star would have some really juicy parts but I didn't find that true at all. Most od the beginning of the book is Monica complaining about how hard her childhood and early life was and the fact that it was always someone else to blame for her troubles. The entire book she has to try to justify being a porn star and making it seem legitimate. All the while she had the same drug problems and crappy relationships that typically plague porn stars. To make this worse she spends several chapters discussing her role in witchcraft and as a practicing witch. I could go on and on but it seems this book was more of therapy for Monica rather than an interesting read. I would not recommend this book.
Wow! This is one blunt, graphic, tell-it-like-it-is memoir. Monica is one smart, confident woman. She was born in Australia in 1978 to an abusive, pill-popping, alcohol addicted mother and absentee father. She grew up feeling unloved and unwanted. She has found success in a tough business and has achieved so much at a young age. She's brutally honest with everything she talks about, including her continued drug use. She seems to have a really positive attitude and one helluva sense of humor. This book was a true A-read. If, like me, complete honesty and openness is what you want in a memoir, this is a book you should read. I truly wish Monica the best and hope she continues to have a positive attitude.