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The Porn Star Who Came to Dinner: My Dad and the Great American Memoir

by Sean McGrady

Department:The Literary Life
Issue:September/October 2010
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For today’s memoirist, it seems, the more sensational the story the better. But for former Newsday columnist Mike McGrady, the decision in the late 1970s to write Ordeal—the first-person story of Deep Throat star Linda Lovelace—not only tainted his relationships with some of America’s most renowned authors but also threatened his promising career.

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