Read this exclusive interview! Zane Michaels was somewhere in the wilds of Ohio when GayDemon talked to him last weekend. The online porn superstar has been blowing up on blogs and porn outlets since he made a dramatic exit from his once-popular AustinZane.com Web site. Now, he's returned to his family and is taking some time to "get back to being myself." Throughout our hour-long conversation, the 27-year-old blond stud sounds thoughtful, introspective and somewhat raw from all the upheaval that has recently transpired in his world. But he's on the road to healing. And one avenue he's using is a new tell-all book that he's written. Yes, porn stars can write (and read!) books. In fact, Michaels has been working on the long story (387 pages!) of his (brief) life for the three past years. "Once I started doing gay porn, life got really crazy," he recalls. "I thought, I better start writing this shit down!" And write and write, he did. Now Shame and Fortune (MERC Books) is hitting stands, and it tells the uncensored tale of a hardworking overachiever from a broken home who goes from plowing fields in the Midwest to living the high life in Las Vegas. Or as the book's tagline says, "from small-town country boy to Sin City porn star". In between, we learn that this country-music fan has got an identical twin (!), was molested by his babysitter, was voted senior class vice president and managed a Subway sandwich shop while still a teenager. There's also sexual harassment on the job, a painful breakup with his first girlfriend and the accidental death of his childhood friend. "You know, the usual sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll," Zane laughs. Read more at the link!
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