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Authors: Jeffrey Michelson,Laura Bradley

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Laura Meets Jeffrey

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“The difference between writing and literature is agreeable style and irony. This book has both
.

—
NORMAN MAILER

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LAURA MEE
T
S JEFFREY
at an upscale New York City brothel in 1980 and it's love at first orgasm. And so begins this shameless, hilarious erotic cyclone.

At dinner parties sh
e
'
s a witty artist and lingerie model... and a famous film director's ex lover.
Jeffrey is her new media wizard boyfrien
d—
he worked for John & Yoko and Apple Records and created
PURITAN
, the world's most literary
and
largest-selling explicit sex magazine. On weekends he boxes with Ryan O'Neal and José Torres.

In the demimonde of call girls, porn stars, coke dealers, BDSM, sex clubs, orgies, Timothy Leary, Jerzy Kosinski, Al Goldstein and a horny White House speechwriter or two, Laura and Jeffrey transform into unquenchable libidomaniacs.

Norman Mailer considered his interview with Michelson and Bradley, “Ethics and Pornography” (excerpted in this boo
k
) one of the best of the more than 6
0
0 he gave in his lifetime. Mailer bequeathed the book's foreword and Legs McNeil contributed the introduction. Both helped edit this documentary of the excesses and dangers of the wild era just before the door slammed shut on sexual liberation's primetime.

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“Undeniably brilliant
.

—
LEGS McNEIL

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“Swimming in audacity
.

—
DWAYNE RAYMOND

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“It
'
s a side of life most people don
'
t even
know exists. I didn
'
t
.

—
NORRIS CHURCH MAILER

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Available in print, audio and digital

LauraMeetsJeffrey.com

JEFFREY MICHELSON
and
LAURA BRADLEY

Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania

2012

Uncorrected proof | Not for sale | Private distribution only | Please do not quote without prior publisher approval | For information contact Meryl Moss at 203-226-0199.

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Copyright © 2012 by Jeffrey Michelson

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Library of Congress cataloging-in-publication data

Michelson, Jeffrey.
Laura Meets Jeffrey : both sides of an erotic memoir / by Jeffrey Michelson and Laura Bradley — 1st ed

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To Joanna and Andrea

The last prejudice man will overcome is our prejudice toward beauty.
—
Malcolm Braly

Contents

A note to the memoir police

Foreword

Norman Mailer

Introduction

Legs McNeil

The world before Laura, part one

October 1979

The world before Laura, part two

October 1979–April 1980

Enter Laura stage left

Late April 1980

Falling in love in a whorehouse

Ten minutes later

My heart gets flushed down the toilet of love

Early May 1980

Shake it off. Get back in the game.

Twenty minutes later to three weeks later

Anal sex

The return of Laura

A Friday afternoon in June 1980

Emblematic mojos rising

The hooker, her husband, her sugar daddy, her lovers and me

Six o'clock on a Friday night in June 1980

The ‘test spank' and beyond

One moment later

Whip this

Laura moves in

Late June 1980

Our first threesome

Summer 1980

What lives in the slime on a porn booth floor?

Late summer 1980

Soft-core and hard-core masturbators

Laura quits the whorehouse, shaves her legs, and becomes a model

Autumn 1980

Autumn almanac

October–November 1980

John, Yoko, and the washing machine repairman

December 8, 1980

Puritan interview with Norman Mailer

December 28, 1980

My first orgy

Flashback to May 1, 1971

My second orgy

Three weeks later in May 1971

A history of the New York orgy

1971–81

Laura's first orgy

Early 1981

Hot babe gone wrong

Flashback to 1972

The lyrics and music of sex

Olympic pissing at the Hellfire Club

February 1981

The Norman Mailer/José Torres Saturday Morning Boxing Club

and my war with Ryan O'Neal

Sex slavery at Club O

March 1981

The pleasure of pain

Relationships and drugs

Two tricks

October 1981

Living weird is the new normal

1981–82

Lynne Something or Something Lynne

Late spring 1982

Puritan interview with Timothy Leary

Summer 1982

Alea Iacta Est

Two days later

The cocaine Ponzi scheme

Mr. Tall and the world's ugliest swing club

October 1982

The art of war

The beast comes out of the bedroom

Early November 1982

Getting stale

Late 1982

The S&M pimple comes to a head

December 1982

S&M clarification

December 1982

New Year's Eve 1983

Little Richard meets the Sopranos: The wedding of Silvio Dante

The final chapter

Spring 1983

Epilogue: Only the dead know Brooklyn

Early autumn 1983

Afterword

Since then

The history of this book

Acknowledgments A

Acknowledgments B

Ten things I learned from Norman Mailer

A note to the memoir police

Some names and places are changed to protect both the innocent and the guilty. Otherwise only minor liberties have been taken.

Norman Mailer wrote his foreword after he read my first draft. A few weeks before he died in November of 2007, he suggested that when I was finished I give the book to Laura, whom he knew and loved, to get her side of the story.

She agreed.

Three years later when my part was done, Laura read my manuscript and relayed her version to Legs McNeil in a series of interviews.

Mailer's commentary on my boxing matches with Ryan O'Neal was first published in
Esquire
magazine in 1993. The interviews that Laura and I did with Mailer and Timothy Leary first appeared in
Puritan
magazine in 1981 and 1982.

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