Literary Nonfiction. Memoir. Proclaimed girl-pervert Oriana Small, AKA Ashley Blue, a veritable artist at heart, weaves through the intricacies of a decade in and out of the adult film industry, love, drugs, and her own firebrand of what it means to live ecstatically. From accolades to agony, GIRLVERT illuminates the surreality of a life lived beyond all comprehension. If Hemingway had been a porn star, this is how he would have written. The Nervous Breakdown Oriana Small has pushed herself to the outermost extremes of what the body and mind are capable of all before turning thirty years old and w she's made it an authentic read for the rest of us to marvel at, elevating the depravity and denial inherent in the porgraphic arts to a singular literary experience. James Frey
Oriana Small is a writer and visual artist from Southern California. As Ashley Blue, she has appeared in over 300 adult films--including the infamous Girlvert series--directed seventeen adult film features, co-hosted Playboy TV's Night Calls Hotline, and has won numerous adult film industry awards, including AVN's Female Performer of the Year in 2004 and Best Supporting Actress in 2005. She lives and works with her husband, photographer Dave Naz, and her cat and dog in the Hollywood Hills.