Getting Off: One Woman's Journey Through Sex and Porn Addiction

Getting Off: One Woman's Journey Through Sex and Porn Addiction

A fiercely courageous account of one woman's unflinching, raw, and ultimately hopeful journey through sex and porn addiction. For almost two decades, Erica Garza was consumed by a singular, secret, shame-fueled pursuit that threw her life into chaos: orgasm. Back-braced, isolated, and teased in adolescence, and ambivalent about her Catholic upbringing, Garza found a secret A fiercely courageous account of one woman's unflinching, raw, and ultimately hopeful journey through sex and porn add...

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Title:Getting Off: One Woman's Journey Through Sex and Porn Addiction
Author:Erica Garza
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Genres:Nonfiction
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:192 pages pages

Getting Off: One Woman's Journey Through Sex and Porn Addiction Reviews

  • Robin
    Dec 16, 2017
    At first I was fascinated by Garza's tale but about halfway through all of the details (and raunchiness) got a little tedious, especially when she kept making such horrible choices in her love activities. However, I greatly admire the author's bravery in being so candid about every asp...
  • Tina
    Nov 10, 2017
    My short review is: I LOVE THIS BOOK. Memoirs on addictions are, in my opinion, very difficult to write. Imagine taking your biggest secrets and putting them all on paper for the world to see. This is exactly what Garza did - in fact, she did it in a way that was different from ...
  • kelly
    Nov 09, 2017
    Often times when we hear about sex addiction, it is a taboo subject. It is also a narrative that is usually dominated by men. "Getting Off" is one of the few books about this topic that I've read that's written by a woman, and shows the wide range of emotions and dysfunctions that goes...
  • Alicia
    Nov 23, 2017
    The book is courageous and reveals Garza's story of sex and porn addiction that she put together after multiple articles in magazines that applauded her confrontation with her issues. Garza covers a lot of her normal life, including her relationship with religion and family living in C...
  • Eliza
    Feb 19, 2018
    (3.5) - I?m going to be selfish with this review by first explaining what drew me to this memoir in the first place. The male MC in my last two novels suffered from a sex addiction. I wish that I?d read this as I was writing him because there are some bold truths here that I could ...
  • Janet
    Oct 22, 2017
    I received an Advance Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review and OH BOY DID THIS BOOK MAKE ME UNCOMFORTABLE. I am not saying in any way that sex is dirty --- hell orgasms are amazing but this book was way too honest for me. I read this book at work ...
  • Eric
    Mar 04, 2018
    Erica Garza's Getting Off is an autobiography of a Garza's experiences with sex and pornography addiction. The writing is raw and surprisingly graphic, but not so in an exploitive or titillating, immature way. In interviews, writer Sherman Alexie has claimed for one to be a great w...
  • Kathleen Gray
    Dec 27, 2017
    Garza has tackled a pretty much taboo subject in an open and honest way. She's not a particularly likable woman but she owns her issues. The reaction to this will be interesting, as sex addiction is more often the subject of jokes than serious study. Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC. I'...
  • Brittany Wilson
    Dec 17, 2017
    Garza is very honest and open. She lets us know who she was during her addiction and the partners she had slept with and hurt and who hurt her as well. She is brutally honest with details. Garza is a brave soul to let the world read what she had gone through and who it made her be....
  • Brenda
    Nov 02, 2017
    Thanks to Netgalley and Simon and Schuster for an ARC copy of this book. This is an emotional story about addiction and the struggles that accompany that addiction. When Erica is 12 years old she experiences porn clips and sex videos along with her first orgasm. From here at that te...
  • Laura
    Jan 15, 2018
    Thank you to Simon & Schuster for providing me with an ARC review copy. All opinions expressed are my own. To preface, I've never reviewed anything like this before. Normally, I review relatively clean books and I've never reviewed anything that directly confronts sex and porn l...
  • Amy Morgan
    Sep 13, 2017
    Thank you Edelweiss for my review copy of this book. An incredibly brave and raw account of one woman and her journey through two decades of being addicted to sex and porn. I was honestly not sure about this story before I began reading it. But Garza's account of her journey is ...
  • Ylenia
    Feb 11, 2018
    Giving this "only" three stars is making me feel bad but I was expecting something more from this book, especially because the topic is still so taboo everywhere around the world for both women & men (but especially women). Erica Garza is a porn + sex addict & she was one si...
  • Michelle
    Jan 04, 2018
    Sexual addiction is often misunderstood, and remains largely a taboo subject. Some psychiatrists and other mental-health professionals do not identify or diagnose this condition, which may co-occur with problematic obsessive compulsive symptoms and other disturbing behaviors. In ?Get...
  • Michelle
    Jan 04, 2018
    Sexual addiction is often misunderstood, and remains largely a taboo subject. Some psychiatrists and other mental-health professionals do not identify or diagnose this condition, which may co-occur with problematic obsessive compulsive symptoms and other disturbing behaviors. In ?Get...
  • Lee
    Dec 26, 2017
    I received an ARC of this very interesting book. Erica Garza begins her spiral into porn and sex addiction at the young age of 12 after listening to a late night radio program. I am not sure if her addiction is due to low self-esteem at having to wear a back brace due to scoliosis at t...
  • *TUDOR^QUEEN*
    Nov 05, 2017
    This is a bravely honest memoir from writer Erica Garza about her personal struggle with Sex Addiction. It all began at the tender age of 12 while listening to Loveline, a popular LA radio program hosted by Dr. Drew Pinsky and Adam Corolla. A female caller boasted of a fetish for induc...
  • Elizabeth
    Nov 29, 2017
    Getting Off tells the story of Erica Garza's descent into sex addiction and her inspiring recovery from it. The opening of the book is shocking, and paints an unpleasant picture of what the author's life was like when she was in the midst of her addiction to orgasms and pornography....
  • Patty Ramirez
    Oct 22, 2017
    Thank you NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this book. I could not put this book down! Ms. Garza's account of her struggles with sex and porn addiction were depicted in such a raw and honest way that it made you want to keep reading. Even though I love to read memoirs, ...
  • Hans
    Mar 14, 2018
    This is a very honest autobiography about the writer's addiction to sex and watching porn. Her cure, in so far as you really can be cured, was too much out of the blue for me. She tells her story very well. But aren't we all a bit addicted to, and focused on sex nowadays? ...
  • Kathy
    Dec 12, 2017
    Brave, unflinching and honest. These all describe this book. Despite that, it could also be described as Loooong, even though it clocks in at 192 pages. I found myself flipping through descriptions of man after man after man and sex act after sex act after sex act. Obviously, the fa...
  • Laura
    Oct 12, 2017
    'Getting Off' is Erica Garza's rather raw - and at times painfully honest - account of her years long battle with sex addiction. An affliction which is seldom spoken about, and more so associated with males, it's great to see such a taboo subject talked about with such overwhelming hon...
  • Jeremy Reppy
    Dec 17, 2017
    This is a powerful memoir exploring the depths that addiction can reach and the harm that it can cause. The author is very open and honest about her behavior and actions as she fed her sexual addiction. One of the strengths of the book is that the author is female and is writing about ...
  • Muthuvel
    Oct 31, 2017
    I thank Netgalley and Simon & Schuster Publications for the opportunity to review this memoir in exchange for my review. The Memoir is about a woman's obsession with Porn and Sexual fantasies, and her battle to confront the feeling of guilt every time she'd finished with her cou...
  • ❇Critterbee
    Nov 07, 2017
    This book is very difficult to read. It is honest, true, harsh, heartbreaking and the author was very brave to share her story. It is a well-written book, But what I found uneasy or disturbing was that the content is very upsetting. She just keeps hurting herself. The pain is very deva...
  • Deann  Dyke
    Nov 06, 2017
    This book was so honest and pure I could barely stop reading it. I never really thought about sex addiction (much less a female with a sex addiction) before having the chance to read and review this book. The writing really pulled me in. I felt like I got to know the author and very qu...
  • Lauren Fanella
    Dec 28, 2017
    I am really glad that I read this book. This was such a brave memoir that was written with such honesty about a taboo subject for women. She accurately captures the insecurity that so many young women face when it comes to men and sex. ...
  • Monika
    Feb 03, 2018
    If you were a fan of Roxane Gay's Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body or Jillian Keenan's Sex with Shakespeare: Here's Much to Do with Pain, but More with Love I highly recommend picking this one up. This is a bold, brave, and heartbreaking memoir. It can be hard to read, but I think it's wo...
  • Igrowastreesgrow
    Mar 06, 2018
    Review soon to come. ...
  • DespReader
    Oct 26, 2017
    Check out my in-depth review on my blog http://www.despreaderlife.com/2017/10... ...