Traci Lords: Underneath It All

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Harper Collins, Jul 8, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 286 pages

The moving, gripping, and tell–all autobiography of Traci Elizabeth Lords, a former child porn queen, electronica maven, and cult movie and TV star.

At 14, Nora Kuzma ran away from home and ended up on the dirty streets of Hollywood. She fell in with a fast crowd, and her dreams of modelling soon landed her a spectacular centrefold in Penthouse magazine, where at 15 she became internationally known as 'Traci Lords'. From there she appeared in numerous adult films and magazines, denying her past and battling a deep addiction to cocaine and men. Three years later she got out. This is her memoir – a tale of loss, redemption, and ultimate survival as Traci Elizabeth Lords takes you into her secretive past, faces her demons, and shares her extraordinary journey of personal growth.

Snippets of Traci's story have been told here and there, but this book will set the record straight. What happened to her as a child to make her pursue a porn career? Why was she blamed as the person who brought down porn in the late 1980s? How many sex movies did she really star in? Why did she quit? There's more misinformation floating around about Traci Lords than almost anyone. This book sets the record straight.

 

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having been a fan of Traciis for a long time..I was very pleased to see her write about her struggles. I watch any movie with her name in the title..I wish her continued good fortune. Read full review

TRACI LORDS: Underneath It All

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Wary, defiant, not a little defensive, and not a little pissed off, Lords recaptures her youthful voice as she excavates all the rocks on her road from underage porn star to singer and actress.She ... Read full review

Contents

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Acknowledgments The Ohio Valley The Curse of the C Cups
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Hazy Days
23
Route 66
32
Hollywood California
36
Two Butch Palms
38
Cool Waters
154
Faster Pussycat Kill Kill
159
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The Lipstick Trick
171
Cry Babies
176
The Wrap Sheet
180
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Dancing in the Dark
189

Junior HIGH
40
School Daze
47
Porn Again
53
Angel Is the Centerfold
63
I Traci Lords
67
No One Rides for Free
70
House Pets
74
Hell Is for Children
79
The Skin Trade xiii 1 15
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Strippers Tippers and Pony Clippers
96
Crash and Burn
101
Checkout Time
107
Paris
109
King Harbor
112
A Man Named Meese
114
Running on Empty
118
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Dynamite
128
A Few Wise Guys
131
Lucky Star
133
Top Billing
136
Not of This Earth
142
PencilThin Mustaches
148
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Film Misses and the Mrs
198
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Patio in Tow
203
Have Your Cake NEat It2
208
Shed My Skin
210
The OrangeHaired Fairy
213
Shades of Blue and Green
216
Star Sauté
219
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Sweet Meat
225
Flesh Wounds
229
A Spot of Tea
233
Pretty on the Inside
238
Control
247
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The Onion Effect
260
Bullet Proof Soul
264
A New Wave
271
Jeff
273
Underneath It All
279
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Susanna Cottica is an equestrian journalist for the magazines Cavalli & Cavallieri and Il Mio Cavallo and the editor of the Italian translation of Carnet de Champion by French Olympic rider Michel Robert. She is a third-level F.I.S.E. (Italian Equestrian Federation) instructor and a rider specializing in show jumping. Luca Paparelli has nearly 20 years' professional journalism experience in the field of equestrian sports and horse breeding, covering related news for Cavalli & Cavalieri and Il Mio Cavallo magazines. As one of the world's leading experts, he is a frequent speaker at major breeders' events.

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