"Porn stars are the gladiators of the entertainment industry"

Adult performer Madison Young's memoir is a brave sexual bildungsroman -- and a dishy account of the porn industry

By Tracy Clark-Flory

Published March 15, 2014 11:00PM (EDT)

Madison Young
Madison Young

Porn star Madison Young was on a plane to a fetish conference, along with her infant daughter Emma and partner James, when a stranger struck up conversation. The suburban mother of two across the aisle had a seemingly straightforward question: “How old is your little girl?

But the answer was not so simple.

Young’s daughter was then 15 months-old -- but the term "little girl" meant much more to her. “The Little Girl inside me is eight years old; she never ages," she writes in her new book, “Daddy: A Memoir.” "She is a symbolic element of innocence, of a time when sitting at Daddy’s feet or on Daddy’s lap really did solve all of your problems, a time when Daddy could make th...

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