by Aiden Shaw - £9.99 Carroll & Graf (2006)
paperback ISBN 13: 9780786717439 | ISBN 10: 0786717432
The star of more than 50 adult films, Aiden Shaw ranks as one of gay porn's all-time favourite performers. His films have brought him international celebrity, including the honour of having Sex and the City writers name a character after him. Now, for the first time, the real Aiden Shaw shares in unsparing detail his personal stories about the sex and drugs that have fueled his private life. However the book also profoundly follows him through a course of rocky and unfulfilling relationships. As Shaw eloquently and often humourously points out, the romantic life of an adult film superstar can be lonely and wanting for love. But not only in the form of a significant other - also from love within himself. The book is equally moving for his revelations about his Irish Catholic upbringing, his open HIV-positive status, and his recovery from a near fatal car accident that left him paralyzed temporarily.
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