The Diary of a Submissive: A True StoryPaperback
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- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Format: Paperback | 320 pages
- Dimensions: 129mm x 198mm x 23mm | 289g
- Publication date: 30 August 2012
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 1405910631
- ISBN 13: 9781405910637
- Sales rank: 17,181
Sophie Morgan tells her true story in "The Diary of a Submissive", the real-life "Fifty Shades of Grey". Sophie Morgan is an independent woman in her thirties with a successful journalism career. Intelligent, witty and sarcastic, she could be the girl next door. Except that Sophie is a submissive; in the bedroom she likes to relinquish her power and personal freedom to a dominant man for their mutual pleasure. In the wake of "Fifty Shades of Grey", here is a memoir that offers the real story of what it means to be a submissive. From the endorphin rush of her first spanking right through to punishments the likes of which she couldn't begin to imagine, she explains in frank and explicit fashion the road she travels. But it isn't until she meets James that her boundaries are really pushed. As her relationship with him travels into darker and darker places the question becomes: where will it end? Can she reconcile her sexuality with the rest of her life and is it possible for the perfect man to also be perfectly cruel? Racy, controversial, but always warm, fun and astoundingly honest, Sophie Morgan's "The Diary of a Submissive" is a fascinating and thought provoking look at a seemingly paradoxical side to human nature and sexuality that no man or woman will be able to put down.
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Sophie Morgan is a journalist and writer in her thirties.
By stephanie ditri 07 Jun 2013
I really struggled to get through this book and have been a long time reader of erotica. I found it very poorly written and really felt myself cringing reading the scenes in which she seems to be getting beaten and humilated for no pleasure. I understand the BDSM concepts and read alot of books based on this however I found this very full on. Alot of beating and disrespect. Not the foundation of healthy BDSM relationships at all in my opinion. It is written from her experiences which I also get but thought her terminology was just crude and nasty and certainly I didn't enjoy reading about her choice in partners. Don't waste your money!
By Avra Christodoulou 15 May 2013
I read Sophie Morgan's sequel to this book first ('No Ordinary Love Story') before I realised 'Diary of a Submissive' came first. It also took me to almost come to the end of NOLStory to realise it was NOT a work of fiction.
So, as I was curious to know more, I read this book, her first book, second.
I must say I found DoASubmissive quite difficult to deal with. Not the writing, but Sophie's recount of her (real) life.
Not much phases me, but much of this particular book had me digging deep not to give up on it. Mostly because my purpose was to 'get' her view.
I wanted to know why she would subject herself to some pretty degrading and extremely physically painful experiences, at the hands of people/lovers who are supposed to care about her. Even her lover in the second half of the book was greatly conflicted about the pain he was causing her (with her permission), as he was developing deeper feelings for her. THIS I do understand. There were times I found myself really liking the guy and disliking him in the next sentence.
But, I felt that if Sophie went to all the trouble to write these 2 books, and if she was prepared to open herself and her life up this way, for all see (and judge), the least I could do is read it to the end. I was hoping my reward would be that I could 'understand' her mindset more.
Although I truly appreciate her offering herself up as she has done, with something SO personal, I'm probably even more perplexed as to the 'why'. I still want to know the answer, but I have to say this book is probably for readers with more than the average curious interest in D/s relationships.
Sophie, if here is a book 3, I need to know more from you about the 'why'. I think I'm getting it, to a point, but I'm having a great deal of trouble with the extent of things.