Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Complete "Inches" Essay and Talk Radio Interview

Book Review/Essay:

Last week, we posted a preview of the articulate new essay/review on John Holmes: A Life Measured in Inches written by Australian writer and critic, Robert Cettl. The essay in its entirety has been published at and is now available to read at the following link:

Talk Radio:

Tune in on Friday July 31st from 9:00-11:00pm Eastern, as Jennifer and I participate in a special 2 hour interview on KRRN Radio with host, D. J. Knightman. You don't have to be a member of this station to listen live. Please visit the following link for details:

Tuesday, July 21, 2009 Essay on INCHES

Australian critic and writer, Robert Cettl, who maintains the website, recently wrote an in-depth review and essay in response to reading A Life Measured in Inches. His complete review will be posted at very soon, in the meantime, we wanted to share some excerpts from his very thoughtful piece.

"John Holmes: a Life Measured in Inches
(a book review by Robert Cettl)

John Holmes: a Life Measured in Inches is the first book by authors Jennifer Sugar and Jill C. Nelson and is a work of considerable scope, ambition and importance in its chosen field. Indeed Sugar and Nelson have taken a subject inherently problematic – the history and scholarship of the adult film – and rendered it lucidly accessible to all, whether fans of adult material or not and whether male or female.

Sugar and Nelson have researched their subject considerably and it is evident on every page – John Holmes: a Life Measured in Inches is the distinctive Holmes biography, sorting through Holmes’ tendency to fabricate the truth in his own accounts of his life with actual biographical fact and first-hand accounts of the man and his life presented uncut in the actual words of those who knew and interacted with him – from Sharon Holmes (the wife he kept secret to his adult industry business partners) to Bob Chinn (the Chinese-American UCLA graduate turned pornographer who in tandem with Holmes would birth West Coast US porn in the Johnny Wadd series of films, meticulously described in the comprehensive filmography which closes this remarkable book)."

Monday, July 13, 2009

BBS Radio Interview with Jennifer Sugar & More

**The one hour popular exclusive interview Jennifer did for BBS Radio on June 28th with host Nancy Wallace is now available through the BBS website program archives. Please visit this link for listening options:

**I would also like mention that during my recent trip to California, I had the opportunity to meet for a drink with freelance writer, Damon Brown, at Sugar Cafe in San Francisco. Brown is the author of the new book, "Porn and Pong: How Grand Theft Auto, Tomb Raider and other Sexy Games Changed Our Culture". This is a very interesting and fast-paced story about the marriage between sex and technology during the past 30 years.
I encourage you all to check out Brown's blog for more information:

Monday, July 6, 2009

New Book Review - SKUNK Magazine

This new book review can be found on page 90 of the latest (and first) sex issue of SKUNK Magazine: Volume 5, Issue 3 -- The Big O's - Outdoors, Orgasms & Organics.

SKUNK magazine is now available at all Borders, Barnes & Noble, and Chapters Book locations.


BOOK - John Holmes: A Life Measured in Inches
Jennifer Sugar & Jill C. Nelson (Bear Manor Media)

"It's a long road from Ohio Country boy to legendary filmmaker. Making the trip to the top is even harder when the genre of film you specialize in is porn. This book allows you to be a fly on the wall and witness how John Curtis Holmes became Johnny Wadd Holmes, the greatest X-rated superstar of all time. Told in graphic detail by the people who were closest to him, you get to learn firsthand how the greatest (and possibly the largest) dick in adult entertainment fucked his way from the shadows of a budding billion-dollar industry to universal hardcore adult fame. John Holmes: A Life Measured in Inches is to porn what the bible is to religion, the best detailed acccount of a king. Only, in this case, Holmes is the undisputed king of porn whose life swirled down the drain as he was consumed by drugs, bad choices and worse friends." MI