Tanqueray

    • 4.3 • 68 Ratings
    • $12.99
    • $12.99

Publisher Description

“A deeply touching memoir . . . A beautiful, sometimes shocking NC-17 story, kept out of the lily-white, upper crust canon of literature—until now.” —The Washington Post

The storytelling phenomenon Humans of New York and its #1 bestselling books have captivated a global audience of millions with personal narratives that illuminate the human condition. But one story stands apart from the rest...


She is a woman as fabulous, unbowed, and irresistible as the city she lives in.

Meet TANQUERAY.

In 2019, Humans of New York featured a photo of a woman in an outrageous fur coat and hat she made herself. She instantly captured the attention of millions. Her name is Stephanie Johnson, but she’s better known to HONY followers as “Tanqueray,” a born performer who was once one of the best-known burlesque dancers in New York City. Reeling from a brutal childhood, immersed in a world of go-go dancers and hustlers, dirty cops and gangsters, Stephanie was determined to become the fiercest thing the city had ever seen. And she succeeded.

Real, raw, and unapologetically honest, this is the full story of Tanqueray as told by Brandon Stanton—a book filled with never-before-told stories of Tanqueray's struggles and triumphs through good times and bad, personal photos from her own collection, and glimpses of New York City from back in the day when the name “Tanqueray” was on everyone’s lips.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2022
July 12
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
304
Pages
PUBLISHER
St. Martin's Publishing Group
SELLER
Macmillan
SIZE
114.4
MB

Customer Reviews

Jami_cakes ,

Awesome read!

I read this book in one sitting! My only complaint is I wish it was more. It was so amazing to read and be transported back in time by Stephanie’s words. I love books I can imagine each scene in my head. I hope they get a movie deal soon!

ShelbyMayer ,

More like an article than a book

This felt more like a very long magazine feature than a book. Entertaining enough but very slight.

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