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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

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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