Book Review: Whip Smart by Melissa Febos

Title: Whip Smart
By: Melissa Febos
Genre: Biography
Pages: 289
Release Date:  July 19th, 2011
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Rating: ★★★★☆

Summary from Goodreads: A dark, wild, powerful memoir about a young woman's transformation from college student to professional dominatrix

While a college student at The New School, Melissa Febos spent four years working as a dominatrix in a midtown dungeon. In poetic, nuanced prose she charts how unchecked risk-taking eventually gave way to a course of self-destruction. But as she recounts crossing over the very boundaries that she set for her own safety, she never plays the victim. In fact, the glory of this memoir is Melissa's ability to illuminate the strange and powerful truths that she learned as she found her way out of a hell of her own making. Rest assured; the reader will emerge from the journey more or less unscathed.

Review: Steamy. What an interesting look inside the world of whips and domination. I love how the author uses humor to make a dark subject light and relatable. Not that I'm into whips, but I think everyone woman can relate to the need to find who you are.

There were some steamy parts, but I didn't feel like it was too much to read. It didn't make me too dirty, but gave me just enough grit.

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