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

  • Dena
    Jun 21, 2018
    I really enjoyed this memoir by Erica Garza, but without significant trauma informing your sloppy decisions as an adult, you are on the hook. She complains that her main source of trauma was boredom. Boredom. I repeat: boredom. I'd venture to say that another source of dysfunction wa...
  • 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 ...
  • Stephen Kiernan
    Jun 27, 2018
    Confessional stories of recovery work best if the memoirist is fearless and candid. This book, of addiction and degradation and the struggle back to health, bears those qualities in abundance. Lucid prose, sharp insights, and unrelenting courage make this more than a voyeuristic read. ...
  • 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...
  • Jaclyn Crupi
    Jul 07, 2018
    I?ve read many addiction memoirs and this is without a doubt one of the best of them. Garza?s blazing raw honesty about addiction, shame and self-destructive patterns is incredibly revealing. Her willingness to lay her demons bare for all to see is brave and humbling. Her descripti...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • *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...
  • 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? ...
  • Marcella Wigg
    Jun 27, 2018
    Getting Off is an addiction memoir different from Sarah Hepola's Blackout in its focus: while Hepola focused on her unhealthy relationship with alcohol, porn, sex, and love addiction is Garza's emphasis here. In a way, because this type of addiction is a less conventional subject for t...
  • 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...
  • C.M. Arnold
    Jun 02, 2018
    First and foremost, I consider anyone who puts themselves out there like this in book form to be very brave. This memoir sheds light on an issue that, for the most part, is often perceived as something women are immune from. I?m sure there are many who have the misconception that sex...
  • 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...
  • Siqahiqa
    Oct 18, 2018
    Rating: 2.5/5 This is a brave and honest book by the author, Erica. She talked about herself who has porn and sex addiction since the age of 12. This book is very detailed and honest. I found some parts of the book were uncomfortable to read. I continue to read this book becaus...
  • 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. ...
  • Igrowastreesgrow
    Mar 06, 2018
    Review soon to come. ...
  • Kasey Hebert
    Apr 20, 2018
    Upon completion of this captivating and thought-provoking book, I'm nearly speechless. This work is a very personal piece about her experiences with female sexuality, porn and sex addiction, self-worth, and the stigma and shame that continues to surround these topics. My brain is still...
  • DespReader
    Oct 26, 2017
    Check out my in-depth review on my blog http://www.despreaderlife.com/2017/10... ...