Girl With a One Track Mind: Exposed: Further Revelations of a Sex Blogger by Abby Lee
|Girl With a One Track Mind: Exposed: Further Revelations of a Sex Blogger by Abby Lee|
|Reviewer: Ceri Padley|
|Summary: Girl With a One Track Mind Exposed is the superb new book packed full of fun and sexy excerpts taken from Abby Lee's life at the height of her newfound fame. Readers should expect a deeper look into Lee's life, this time round, as she struggles to cope with the reactions of her friends, family, and work colleagues as they discover the truth about who this 'Girl' is, and how her confidence began to take a knock when the wrong kind of men came knocking on her door. Funny, flirty, and, at times, quite moving, Girl With a One Track Mind Exposed is the perfect page turner to get your hands on this year.|
|Buy? Yes||Borrow? Yes|
|Pages: 320||Date: March 2010|
Abby Lee is back with a brand new book that's sure to bring her readers closer to her than they've ever been before.
For those who missed the media spectacle that surrounded her first book, Girl With a One Track Mind followed twelve months in the life of 'Abby Lee', a film runner who became an internet sensation after starting a blog in 2004 detailing her sexual exploits and thoughts. The book became an immediate success with men and women alike and earned Abby a couple of thousand more hits on her blog ever day.
However, the dark side of fame loomed when, shortly after the release of the book, Abby was exposed to the world as respectable middle-class girl, Zoe Margolis. Girl With a One Track Mind Exposed chronicles this time in her life and how the shocking revelations affected Abby, her family, and her relationships with men.
Those, like me, who devoured the first book, will love its follow up. After six years since she started, Abby still hasn't lost her flair for the written word and knows how to communicate to an audience of both men and women. Her sex drive's just as high as ever so her anecdotes and ponderings are still as hilarious and entertaining as ever.
One of the main reasons I love how Abby Lee writes is that she's so easily relatable. As a modern woman in charge of her sexuality and always brutally honest with how she feels, her confidence in how she looks and acts is infectious, and provides great evidence for why young women should look to her as something of a role model. In a world filled with superficial and narcissistic ethics, Abby Lee is a woman who makes the most of what she's got, embraces it, and lets her confidence shine through with work, friends, and men, which gives her the ongoing happiness most of us struggle to find.
On top of the usual sexual exploits and experiments we've come to expect from her, Girl With a One Track Mind Exposed also takes us through the dark couple of months when Abby was cruelly exposed in the press without her permission. This disgusting invasion of privacy allows us to explore another side of Abby that we'd yet to see.
Confident, beautiful, and sexy Abby becomes timid, tearful, and fragile Zoe. In one snap decision made by a heartless newspaper, the fun and sassy woman we've come to know and love is cornered and made to question everything she stands for. Her reputation and career is ruined. Men don't trust her. It is this vulnerability, this new layer to Abby, that makes this book work. Without it, it would be a mere copy of the first book.
Girl With a One Track Mind introduced us to a woman we wanted to be like – confident, free, and in complete control of her femininity. Girl With a One Track Mind Exposed gives us a woman we can now relate to more; a woman forced to pick herself back up from feeling insecure, unsure, and betrayed. Abby has shown us the real human side to her, and that's where she gets our empathy.
I cannot encourage people enough to read this. From start to finish ever diary/blog entry is a page turner. Even the most mundane tasks like going to work or hanging around the house is turned into an entertaining muse about life and sex. Abby's descriptions can be a little graphic for some readers but it's in no way pornographic. Mostly it's just fun musings and thoughts (as well as the return of her infamous lists of 'Girl's Guide to ...') that come from a woman with a high sex drive; A woman who isn't afraid to say, 'If men think about sex all the time, why can't I?'
If you haven't already done so, I urge you to pick up the first book and then this one. You won't know what you're missing until you try it. Fans of these books might also like to try The Intimate Adventures of a London Call Girl by Belle de Jour (another disguised blogger whose musings have become famous) or Chelsea Handler's My Horizontal Life.
While Abby has been compared to Belle in the past for her straight-talking, open and honest attitude towards sex, it's fair to say that while Belle might write as though she's the star in a man's fantasy, Abby writes as an empowered real woman with a good heart and a terrific attitude towards life.
Thank you very much to the publishers for sending this to The Book Bag. It's the best book I've read so far this year.
You might also enjoy Mr Toppit by Charles Elton.
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