Seven Questions: Tera Patrick
In her new book, Sinner Takes All: A Memoir of Love and Porn, Tera Patrick holds nothing back as she takes you on the wild ride that has been her life. This 33 year ride that saw her go from Linda Hopkins, the unpopular girl who liked to read about serial killers to Tera Patrick (previous LAist interview), one of the most famous porn stars in the world, is heavy, humorous and hard to put down. The book's second chapter could have been a book all on it's own, as the AVN Hall of Famer recounts her time in Tokyo working as a model and enjoying all of the partying, pills, and sex that came along with it. She was 14 years-old.
Along with the jaw dropping stories of her childhood and the revealing look inside the adult industry Sinner Takes All also includes an afterword where Tera opens up about her recent divorce. In September, Tera and her husband of five years Evan Seinfeld split. This news came after the book, which is described by Amazon reviewer Geoffrey Kleinmann as an "epic love story about the woman who met the man of her dreams and carved out a happy and romantic life with him" was already finished. Rather than rewrite the book, which Tera says was an option, she decided to address the divorce with these final pages full of pain.
Tera, who will be at at Book Soup in West Hollywood signing copies of her new book starting at 7 p.m, took some time to speak with LAist about writing, the future of the adult industry, her love of Los Angeles and much more.