If you’ve ever wondered if crushing snails is a sex thing, well, look no further. Although Miss LaVey does not partake in the mass murder of mollusks for pleasure – it IS a thing. Aren’t you glad you know that now??
I was equally fascinated and riveted by this story. Is her lifestyle controversial? Yes. Does she make a series of continuously bad decisions? Yes. Is she, – I’ll say it – a pretty terrible mom? Well, yea kinda. But holy hell does this make for a really good read. Her life is like nothing I’ve ever read about. It’s gritty, and shameful, and quite dangerous at times. It forces the reader to confront the taboo, while earning an intense education of the seedy underbelly of sex workers, strippers, dominatrix, and fetish workers.
It’s pretty intense – and I inhaled every word. I couldn’t put it down. If you’ve ever wondered why people get into these types of jobs and situations – from your everyday stripper to a leather clad dominatrix whipping a skeevy man in a diaper in a shady hotel room – this is your book. Although there are some cringeworthy moments in her story, some descriptions might be a bit racy for some readers – it’s told so beautifully, intertwining her childhood, her dating life, her fears for the future of her son – and she holds nothing back.
The story is insanely intriguing. It’s like being a fly on the wall in situations you’d never experience otherwise. What goes on in a strippers head while giving that back room lap dance? Well, she might just be composing her grocery list. How does a sex worker get through a racy bachelor party, or S&M party… probably booze and pills, often heroin. The details are raw and real, the consequences of some choices – heartbreaking. But at the end of the day, the honesty of this memoir had me felling like I was witnessing a car crash – I couldn’t look away. And if If I could have – I didn’t want to!
While her lifestyle and decisions are fairly questionable, and you may want to judge the hell out of her – she’s been through enough and criticized her own decisions plenty. I applaud Miss LaVey for her honesty – her life is like no other I’ve ever read about and I have an immense amount of respect for her for sharing her story.
Thank you to the BookSharks group for providing me with a copy of this book as part of their #NSFW @Booksparks blog tour. This was the second book in the tour, the first being Gina in the Floating World by Belle Brett, which I enjoyed a lot as well! I can’t wait to see what the final 3rd book on the tour is!
Get it now on Amazon here (available tomorrow! 11/13) —> The Fetish Girl by Bella LaVey
- Paperback: 296 pages
- Publisher: She Writes Press (November 13, 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1631524356
- ISBN-13: 978-1631524356