The Pornographer's Daughter: A Memoir of Childhood, My Dad, and Deep Throat

The Pornographer's Daughter: A Memoir of Childhood, My Dad, and Deep Throat

by Kristin Battista-Frazee


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ISBN-13: 9781629144344
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 09/30/2014
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Kristin Battista-Frazee is a marketing and communications professional in Washington, DC. She is also a freelance writer for the Daily Beast and has published many articles about the adult industry and the controversy surrounding pornography, including “Rick Santorum’s War on Pornography Stirs Up the Same Tired Arguments,” and “Stormy Daniels on Being a Porn-Star Mom.” Kristin also maintains a blog, Pornographer’s Daughter (, where she discusses her views about pornography’s impact on today’s culture, as well as other current issues facing women in society today. She resides in McLean, Virginia.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Prologue xi

1 Stockbroker to Pornbroker 1

2 The Beach 17

3 Arrested 29

4 The Golden 33 41

5 Honeysuckle Divine 63

6 The Pornbroker's Wife 71

7 Grandma Maria Sees Deep Throat 89

8 Goodnight 97

9 Lock Down 111

10 The Memphis Trial 127

11 Let the Sun Shine In 147

12 Pornographer's Daughter 169

13 College Bound 181

14 New York State of Mind 193

15 Family Secrets 205

16 Good Girl in a Dirty World 213

17 Married to the Mob? 229

18 Like Mother, Like Daughter? 243

Epilogue 253

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The Pornographer's Daughter: A Memoir of Childhood, My Dad, and Deep Throat 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
MorrisMorgan More than 1 year ago
Every single person who wants to write a funny, readable, and memorable memoir needs to read “The Pornographer’s Daughter” before they write a single word.  It is everything anyone could ask of a book, whether it be fiction or non-fiction. As the title suggests, Kristin Battista-Frazee’s father worked as a distributor of porn, specifically the ever-famous “Deep Throat” starring Linda Lovelace.  The entire story of “Deep Throat” is a fascinating one in and of itself.  Add in the mob, the feds, the morality wars of the times, an extended Italian family, and a cast of characters that includes at least seven variations of “Anthony” and “Tony”, and you have a story that is beyond improbable.  Yet, it is. Along with all of the above, “The Pornographer’s Daughter” is a beautiful homage to the author’s unusual family and childhood.  None of it is sugar-coated: she puts it all out there, flaws and all.  The love is obvious, even in the context of such a unconventional childhood. In short, I laughed, I cried from laughing, I cried from beautiful passages, and then I wished I knew most of the eccentric characters in my own life.  I am extremely excited to see the television show that is being developed! This review is based upon a copy from the Goodreads First Reads program given in exchange for an honest review.