100 Strokes Of The Brush Before Bed / Melissa Panarello
The following are just a few examples of the conflicting statements that Melissa Panarello has asserted about her book. Which is it? Is it fiction or is it true? Melissa Panarello has repeatedly called the Italian culture and it's people "hypocrites." Melissa Panarello is the hypocrite. She is a fraud and a fake.It is probably correct to assert that readers have purchased Melissa Panarello's book, "100 Strokes of the Brush Before Bed" because they believe it too be true. Throughout the years, Melissa Panarello has continuously offered contradicting and conflicting information as to the authenticity to the book. Yet ' " On Italy's sensationalistic Maurizio Costanzo Show, Panarello explained that the correlation between her experiences and those described in the book is irrelevant. After all, the book is being sold as a work of fiction. A good point, but things can get complicated when an officially "fictional" work of this kind is marketed as a form of biography, even if this has little to do with the work itself. ' "
If the book is even remotely accurate and true, just a thought then, Where are the men? Where are all of the orgy men, where are all of the lesbians and transvestites that you say you bedded? After all of these years not one orgy guy has come forward to share in your lime light? Men, particularly Sicilian/Italian men are notoriously famous for revealing and bragging about their sexual escapes and yet not one single man has come forward to brag about having sex with the famous Melissa Panarello?
Melissa Panarello, prove it. Where are all of the men you had orgies with. Men are notorious for their sexual stories and you have been rich and famous for many years - and not one single man has said, Hey I'm one of orgy guys! Where are the lesbians, where are the transvestites? The primary question is: Where are the 5 men she had an orgy with? Where are the lesbians and the transvestites that she had sex with? Where is the supposed married man? Where is the married man's wife? After all of these years not one of the supposed "players" "characters" have not come forward to present themselves? Really?
Granted, Melissa Panarello did characterize her book as a “fictionalized memoir” to the New York Times, however, if you listen to or read her interviews she always alludes to the fact that the book is a diary of her life and therefore the truth. I mean, c'mon, if the book had any truth to it at all don't you think the parade of orgy guys, married men, lesbians and transvestities would have come forward by now and spoken about their experiences. Melissa Panarello, prove it. Where are all of the men you had orgies with. Men are notorious for their sexual stories and you have been rich and famous for many years - and not one single man has said, Hey I'm one of orgy guys! There is nothing origianl nor feminist about Melissa Panarello. A work of poorly-worded sexual metaphors and alliteration is suddenly the "voice of a generation"? Just because the girl was young does not suddenly give her work merit nor any sort of right to a cultural impact. The very critics of this work who ignore the poor writing and the very palpable sense of ego dripping from every page and instead focus on the lascivious content are only helping this book sell. Maybe it is news worthy in the Italian culture because of the Catholic repression but the book is not shocking because anyone can see that it was specifically calculated to try to shock and this makes it lose all of it's forced shock-power. (SOURCE) http://www.nerve.com/content/afterschool-shockfest
As noted in the New York Times, Melissa Panarello describes her book as, ' "The first book from the Italian writer known as Melissa P., described as a “fictionalized memoir” on the jacket, was a breathless erotic diary called “100 Strokes of the Brush Before Bed, ” in which the narrator quickly dispensed with her virginity and proceeded to bed as many men as she could squeeze into 160 or so pages. (Just reading the thing was exhausting.) ...'"
Melissa Panarello describes her book as, ' "The first book from the Italian writer known as Melissa P., described as a “fictionalized memoir” on the jacket.
'" ...written by a seventeen year-old girl, at least partly inspired by actual experiences ..' "
Melissa Panarello speaks about the hypocrisy of the Italian culture when she herself has continuously contradicted herself while tirelessly promoting herself trying to get rich and famous. If it is a work of fiction, why does she retort:
"All of the experiences are mine. I experienced all of these things. In the book, I described it all in a more dramatic way, but I didn't make anything up."
Therefore if the book is not accurate and true, who cares? It is just another common piece of porn for the shock of it. So, who cares?