The Scorpion's Sweet Venom: The Diary of a Brazilian Call Girl Hardcover – Feb 2007
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About the Author
Bruna Surfistinha is the pseudonym of a twenty-something Brazilian prostitute who attracted the attention of Brazilian media and television by publishing on her weblog, www.brunasurfistinha.com, her sexual experiences with clients. She lives in Sao Paolo.
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She became known as Bruna the Surfer Girl via her online blog, which is still available. Reportedly she wants to study psycholgy -- interesting choice. She juxtaposes writing about life with her parents before she ran away and her adventures as a prostitute after running away...at least for the first half of the book. The second half is devoted to her various sexual adventures, and there have been many as one might imagine. Some of the stories are certainly 'peculiar,' some are rather funny, and some are just sad.
She includes an appendix entitled "Bruna's 15 Commandments" which certainly are intersting...she also has another appendix on "Girl's Tips On How to Spice Up Your Sex Life" which are fairly accurate (for the most part) in my own opinion.
I would concur with the other review in that the writing does leave something to be desired, or at least the translation does...yes, the book can be titillating though there are plenty of books out there to satisfy that need...it is a quick, fun read if this is what you are seeking (if very explicit writing about a lot of non-traditional sexual behaviors/acts is not your thing, then you probably want to skip this one). On the other hand, if you enjoy erotic memoirs, this one is worth a read...and you might want to check out her ongoing blog as well.
It Take Courage to do what She Did and to Share Your Life of Prostitution with Millions of Others. I'm Happy for Her and I Hope She Does Well.
The movie was sold as a cautionary tale, but this book seemed very braggish. It also seemed very false. Everything I know about promiscuous, alcoholic thieves that have drug addictions, they lie. They lie so much it's almost another laungage. It goes hand in hand with the rampant compulsive behavior. I don't doubt she was a real "pro", but I do doubt some of her stories. They're too penthouse forum for reality. Keep in mind, she was blogging these things, so it wouldn't surprise me if stories were imbellished for max shock value.
No, this was not a good book, and I would not recommend it...unless you're in the mood to read unbelievable, poorly written, boisterous "forum" stories.