‘Watching Porn’ Receives High Praise from The New York Times

Newest Book by Feminist Porn Award Winning Director & Former Editor-In-Chief of WHACK! Magazine Called ‘Marvelous’ in Glowing Review

 

NEW YORK (September 18, 2017) – Former Editor-in-Chief of adult industry magazine WHACK! and Feminist Porn Award-winning director Lynsey G’s newest book, “Watching Porn (And Other Confessions of an Adult Entertainment Journalist)” receives a glowing review by The New York Times Book Review.

 

“It’s not everyone’s idea of a lucky first break,” writes NYT Book Reviewer Meghan Daum, “but as Lynsey G tells it…it turns out to be an ideal fit.” Daum goes on to write, “As much as ‘Watching Porn’ is about bodies and sex, its core subject is work and money, specifically in the gig economy…[She] positions her book in part as cultural analysis of pornography’s complicated but inextricable relationship to social movements like feminism and queer (not to be confused with gay) visibility…[with] marvelous bits of erotic trivia.”

 

To read The New York Times Book Review of Lynsey G’s “Watching Porn” in full, visit https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/15/books/review/dirty-wars-and-polished-silver-lynda-schuster-work-memoirs.html.

 

“I’m humbled and honored that the New York Times has not only reviewed Watching Porn—but liked it!” says Lynsey G. “I hope that this positive attention from one of the premier book reviewers in the world will help shed a light on the legitimacy of porn as a subject of cultural analysis, critique, and celebration!”

 

Named one of Chicago Reader’s “Most Anticipated Books of 2017 (https://www.chicagoreader.com/Bleader/archives/2017/01/10/books-we-cant-wait-to-read-in-2017),” and Huffington Post’s “10 Buzzworthy Books from Memoirists and Essayists (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/10-buzzworthy-books-from-memoirists-and-essayists_us_5931b9efe4b062a6ac0acf88),” Kirkus Reviews has called the book “Thought-provoking…A cleverly seductive, straightforward, unapologetically carnal chronicle of an unconventional working life (https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/lynsey-griswold/watching-porn/).”

 

“Watching Porn” may be purchased at most North American booksellers, both brick-and-mortar and online:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At twenty-four years old and a freshly-received degree in English, Lynsey G began reviewing adult films in New York City. One review lead to another, and what was meant to be a temporary gig to help pay the bills became a lifelong passion to share stories of those in the industry with the public. After nearly a decade in the business, Lynsey G’s newest book explores the many sides of adult entertainment, contemplating in sharp, cheeky prose the dynamics of feminism, race, and gender equality in the industry, as well as her candid experiences of being a female journalist in the world’s most provocative industry.

 

As both a porn consumer and a porn critic, Lynsey G is not quite an insider, not quite an outsider, but has come to know the business from a unique perspective, befriending the industry’s biggest movers and shakers, inspiring her to pen the hugely popular McSweeney’s column, “The Conflicted Existence of A Female Porn Writer.” Lynsey G co-founded the adult industry magazine WHACK! in 2009, exploring the rise in women’s porn consumption and reevaluating the undercurrents of feminism within a stereotypically male-run industry.

 

Taking her experience of nearly a decade of covering the business, trends, personalities, and ethics of adult entertainment, “Watching Porn” is a provocative book, which Playboy calls “a cultural analysis [which] explores how challenging it can be for women to function in the world’s most provocative…industry,” and David Ley, Ph.D. calls “A valuable and insightful contribution to our ongoing dialogue about the role porn holds in society today, and what role we believe it should hold, in a responsible and ethical formulation of modern sexuality.”

 

Lynsey G is currently in the middle of scheduling a nationwide book tour to go along with the release of “Watching Porn;” to inquire about a reading or signing at your venue, please contact Lynsey G. directly at misslagsalot@gmail.com.

 

 

About Lynsey G:

Lynsey G started writing young and never stopped. Her primary focus for the past half-decade has been in the oddly congruent corners of pornography, gender issues, and feminism. As a DVD reviewer and set copywriter for numerous adult magazines, she got an eyeful of smut and a mind full of questions, which she parlayed into a column about pornography at McSweeney’s Internet Tendency. She then spent three years as the editor-in-chief of the online adult industry magazine WHACK!. There, under the name Miss Lagsalot, she conducted dozens of interviews with adult stars and wrote her sparkly little heart out. During this time, she also curated a video art exhibition at apexart in New York City featuring four short films and won a 2013 Feminist Porn Award for one of them. She has published journalism, personal essays, fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry in numerous places in print and online, including MEL Magazine, Glamour.com, Bitch Magazine, Bust Magazine, Refinery29, Autostraddle, Luna Luna Magazine, and elsewhere. After many years of doing daily battle with the New York City subway system, she now resides in Missoula, Montana, where she is the co-founder of indie comics and graphic novel publishing company Oneshi Press (http://www.oneshipress.com). For more information, visit www.LynseyG.com, www.Twitter.com/MissLagsalot, or www.Facebook.com/MissLagsalot.

 

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