Ron Jeremy: The Hardest (Working) Man in Showbiz

Ron Jeremy: The Hardest (Working) Man in Showbiz

Dear Reader,

You probably think you already know me because you've seen one of my two thousand porn movies, or maybe you caught me on VH1's The Surreal Life, or rented my movie Pornstar, or heard me rapping in someone's music video. . . . Yeah, that's me. But believe it or not, that's not the real me. The real me is just an average guy trying to make it in the world like everyone else.

Well . . . sort of . . .

I always wanted to be a legitimate actor (that's right, don't laugh). But when the gigs didn't come I didn't let it get me down. Instead, I'd fall into the arms of beautiful women and let them heal my bruised soul. One of them insisted on taking nude pictures of me and sending them to Playgirl. For some reason I agreed, and when it was published, I got tons of phone calls. One of them was from a casting director who wanted me in his next picture. There was only one problem: it was a porno.

"What do you think?" I asked my dad.

He rubbed his chin and paused for a moment.

"I think you should do it," he said. "I mean, you're already halfway there, and . . . at least you'll be performing, right?"

That's exactly what I thought. From there, my life only got better. I traveled all over the world, made tons of money, and got more famous every year. But more than anything, I wanted to be legit, so I started doing stand-up comedy, moved to Hollywood, and kept my acting hopes alive by mingling with every major—Wait a minute, you don't care about any of this, do you? You just want to know about the celebrity orgies, the constant sex, and how I learned to blow myself. . . . All right, fine.

But keep reading. . . . I guarantee you'll get more than you bargained for. . . .

—Ron Jeremy

Title:Ron Jeremy: The Hardest (Working) Man in Showbiz
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780060840822
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    Ron Jeremy: The Hardest (Working) Man in Showbiz Reviews

  • Eve (Between The Bookends)

    Ever since I saw Ron Jeremy on The Surreal life he has intrigued me (HaHa). He came across as a charming and highly intelligent person and indeed he is (classically trained pianist/violinist, has a ba...

  • Natalie

    Well, that was the most entertaining read I've had since Confessions of a Dangerous Mind. It's a sweet little tale of how a nice Jewish boy from Queens was blessed with a 10-inch penis (like Kurt Vonn...

  • Michael Jandrok

    EDIT: My opinion of Ron Jeremy took a bit of a hit when I researched his Wiki bio in preparation for finishing this review, and it didn’t take long to verify the legitimacy of most of the complaints...

  • Karen Stinneford

    I first "met" Ron Jeremy when he was a contestant on MTV's "The Surreal Life" with televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker. He seemed like a genuinely nice guy who genuinely liked women. He comes across much ...

  • Cyndi

    Actually 3.5 stars, better than expected.Mr. Jeremy makes no excuses for his life's path, but does make a point to mention , more than once, that he never intended to be a porn legend.He was very blas...

  • Luke

    This book was not as interesing as I assumed it would be. This is not to say it was terrible, it jsut got repetative after a while.The book seems to be after a bit the story of Ron Jeremy: Namedropper...

  • Astrid

    I don't really know what to make of this book. It's not too poorly written, and the first part is really ok read. Then the name-dropping begins. And it's really, really annoying. It makes it hard to r...

  • Sara

    I was surprised when a librarian recommend this book and even more surprised to discover that it was actually pretty good. In this autobiography, Ron Jeremy comes across as funny, likable, and as more...

  • Analicia De Anda

    I was going to give this book at least 3 stars when I first started reading it, but then the more I read the more it became Ron letting us know who he knows, which really wore me out, so it got demote...

  • Lucy Black

    I was a bit appalled by some of the anecdotes in this book and not because of any of the sexual material. Compared to other porn star biographies I have read, the sex parts were actually pretty tame w...