The Not So Invisible Woman
An American living and working in London, pseudonymous author Portnoy is a hard-working single mom whose hobby is sex-usually with strangers. Here, she follows up her 2006 sexalogue The Butcher, the Baker, the Candlestick Maker: An Erotic Memoir with more of the same: adventurous romps rendered in graphic detail. Picking up where she last left off, Portnoy finds success with her memoir and a new coterie of men with whom to mingle, but still has to deal with a full time job as a publicist and two teenage sons. In all arenas, Portnoy is anything but subtle; even the chapter titles are explicit: Three is Not a Crowd, Pleasure and Pain, The Gang Bang. Occasional diversions are a mixed bag; Portnoy includes the steamiest 6 weeks of abstinence readers could hope for, but she treats the potentially telling loss of a longtime friend, for better or worse, with her typical fast-paced candor. Though they might want it wrapped in a brown paper wrapper, daring readers and fans of erotic writing will be happy they picked up this sizzling tell-all.