4.5 A Difficult But Engrossing Read. Dirtfish | 14/07/2010 | See all Dirtfish's reviews (475) Ordeal is the autobiography of Deep Throat star Linda Lovelace. It was co-written with Mike McGrady and details Lovelace's early career and life.Ordeal is a very difficult book to read. Lovelace suffered domestic violence, rape, bestiality and was forced into prostitution and porn. This book details all of those atrocities in great detail.This is definitely not for the sensitive reader. It is though a face paced and engrossing read. Lovelace suffered and overcame a great deal but the book does leave you wondering if she really was forced into everything.