Porn or Romance? Steamy Bestseller Sparked by Midlife Crisis

Whether you dismiss it as “mommy porn,” criticize it as demeaning to women, or maintain that it’s just harmless sexual fantasy fiction, the wildly popular erotic trilogy ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ is the result of one woman’s midlife crisis. British first-time author E L James recently said she has been “amazed” by the global success of her books, which first garnered e-book fans by word of mouth, then last month became a New York Times and Amazon.com best-seller, and recently …