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Publisher Description

How did you first learn about sex? If you grew up in the 1970s, it may have been from a gleefully lusty tour guide named Xaviera Hollander

In the late 1960s -- that era of sexual chaos, when Playboy Clubs and love-ins were competing for national attention -- a beautiful, intelligent young Dutch secretary named Xaviera de Vries moved to New York, grew swiftly tired of her desk job . . . and soon became the most visible and glamorous madam the city had ever seen. As Xaviera Hollander, she published a shockingly candid account of her life behind the brothel door. The Happy Hooker shot straight to the top of the bestseller lists, sold more than fifteen million copies, and made this enterprising young woman an international phenomenon.

Thirty years later, these delightfully explicit tales of the '60s and '70s swingers' scene -- including countless jaw-dropping stories of lesbianism, bondage, fetishism, and more -- remain as titillating as ever, charged with the mix of shrewd observation and uninhibited appetite that made Hollander an irresistible storyteller. The Happy Hooker is a classic: the world's greatest book on the world's oldest profession.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2011
July 26
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
304
Pages
PUBLISHER
Harper Paperbacks
SELLER
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
SIZE
843.3
KB

Customer Reviews

Avid.subway.reader ,

Eh, it's ok.

On the whole, a pretty disappointing read. The subject matter is interesting and the book is refreshingly sex-positive, but there are many things about "The Happy Hooker" that turned me off.

For one, Xaviera contradicts herself quite often, which takes away from the story quite a bit. She spends quite some time describing to the reader her expenses as a madam, and how people always assume she has a lot of money when she doesn't. Fair enough, a brothel sounds expensive. But in the next chapter she describes a lavish vacation to an exclusive resort with her boyfriend and lover.

She also complains about how some of her regular customers seem to always want a price cut, as it were, on her services because they are regulars. She clearly doesn't think this is fair, nor does she give them any kind of discount, but she later laments that she doesn't get discounts on services that she uses regularly (I think she was discussing her lawyer or the bugger, I don't quite recall). You can't have it both ways!

Also, whoever did the editing on the ebook did a TERRIBLE job. There are sentences and paragraphs that are unreadable for the typos. Whole words are replaced with other words ("the" and "die" get switched a lot) and the spelling errors are atrocious (the letter "n" is randomly replaced with "k" in a few places). It's distracting and sloppy.

cbluvr ,

I did at least finish it.

Some chapters I skimmed thru. Not by any means well written, and sometimes felt fake. Since its cheep, it's okay. I've read better 'free' books however.

Angry j bird ,

Don't waste your time.

I only read a few chapters, but it was more than enough. Poorly written, typos and grammatical errors. Just plain boring. Even though it's only $1.99 (I can definitely see why!) don't waste your money on this crap.

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