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The Happy Hooker: My Own Story [Kindle Edition]

Xaviera Hollander
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From Publishers Weekly

Xaviera Hollander has been writing a Penthouse column for 30 years. She chronicled her life as a "high-class New York madam" in 1972's The Happy Hooker: My Own Story, which now returns to print. Frankly discussing lesbianism, bondage, voyeurism and run-ins with lawyers and the FBI, Hollander's book was an international bestseller. In her new epilogue, Hollander rather questionably attests that although her stories may not be as shocking or taboo now as they were in 1972, "the business of sex [has] a new relevance" since September 11. Regan Books will also publish Hollander's new memoir, Child No More, in June (a review will run in an upcoming issue).
Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

From Library Journal

Dutch madam Hollander scored big with this 1972 autobiography, which became a best seller 15 million copies worldwide. Although the book ended up in the hands of respectable readers, it's little more than smut, as Hollander recounts how she left Holland for a job as a secretary in New York, got bored, and became a prostitute and brothel manager (doesn't everybody?). Three decades later, when you can find raunchier stuff on prime-time TV, this is kind of kitschy. This 30th-anniversary edition contains a new epilog.
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great inside look from a madame's perspective Feb. 7 2014
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I recommend this book to anyone who is open-minded, and would like to get an up-close, insider's view to the world of prostitution, back in the 70's. Easy to read, very interesting.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Return my money! Oct. 12 2011
By Manny
Format:Paperback
I purchased this product last September 5, 2011
and it's now October 12 and I haven't received
the book yet. Return my money!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very Interesting Read June 24 2004
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
I recently purchased Xaviera's book and found it to be enlightening in some areas, though terribly exaggerated in other areas. As someone with experience in the sex industry, I'd have to say that some of her experiences just don't add up. That's not to say that she isn't a wonderful writer. She is indeed. But I would have been more pleased with an honest, straight-forward account of her life as a hooker and madame, versus an embellished rendition of what actually took place. All in all, it was worth purchasing used.
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