Asa Akira is one of the highest-grossing porn stars on earth. Her net worth exceeds $1.5 million. For starters, she’s one of the most-wanted performers in the biz. After working as a dancer and later a Dominatrix in New York City, she began starring in adult films. Over the course of her career she’s been named AVN Performer of the Year, and racked up wins for the Best Double Penetration scene three years in a row. Yes, there is an award for that.

Asa figured out how to monetize her image for a successful digital presence before most retail brands even knew what e-commerce was. Ever expanding her enterprise, Akira went on to monetize her actual body parts and created a custom fleshlight in her own image. It received the 2012 TLA Raw Award for "Best Sex Toy." More recently Asa has taken her talents behind the camera as a film director for Elegant Angel. She's directed eight projects to date with big plans for more in the future.

In 2014 Asa adds author to her long list of impressive titles. It’s a fitting development following up her first job at Barnes and Noble in New York City. The book store clerk-turned-writer’s first book is called Insatiable: Porn, A Love Story. It’s one of the most compelling memoirs we’ve read in some time, filled with tales about Asa’s early days in the porn industry. From first experiences stripping down on camera to the personal relationships she gained along the way, Insatiable contains a wealth of lessons about sex, self respect, and how to handle your business. Even if you’re not a regular non-fiction reader, this is a book you’re going to want to pick up.

While there are many things Asa Akira can probably teach us about holding it down in the bedroom—what we should actually glean from her is knowledge about how to hold it down in the boardroom. Asa will be signing copies of Insatiable at the official book launch May 8 at The Hundreds store in NYC. Before you stop by to grab your copy, brush up on Asa Akira’s 10 Steps Towards Becoming A Boss.

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