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3.6 out of 5 stars
Confessions of a Working Girl
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on 16 January 2013
Brought the previous book to this as a gift ,the reader couldn't put it down either ,I would recommend this book
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on 2 February 2014
Brought this book for my holiday, and it was perfect. Just a nonsense read by the pool with a cocktail.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 14 July 2008
No great literary work,as you may guess, but a very good light read.... ideal holiday book. Some interesting ideas were brought to the reader's attention.
However it did leave me feeling that this was an attempt to justify a lifestyle which even the writer herself felt could not be disclosed to any of her friends and relations,thereby drawing her more and more towards a secret life that not many of us would wish to experience.
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on 3 June 2015
Good book interesting portrayal of industry.
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13 of 21 people found the following review helpful
on 19 August 2007
Having read several excellent books on the topic of prostitution in recent years, I picked this up expecting more of the same; an easy read, but an enjoyable one nonetheless.

Unfortunately it failed to meet even that basic expectation. Without wishing to be unnecessarily cruel, this really is an appalling novel.

Amongst repeated excessive, rambling explanations of the same subjects and mawkish faux self-deprecation, the thing that annoyed me the most was the editing of this novel. It is full of spelling and syntactical errors, half-finished sentences, missing words... it makes you wonder whether a proof-reader was ever employed.

Confessions of a Working Girl manages to be soporifically bland and highly unbelievable at once. If you have not yet read them, I recommend the excellent Belle de Jour books as an alternative to this bad attempt at a genre novel.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 15 September 2007
I would recomend this book to eveyone - and I have!! My original copy is circulating through Stockport as I type this!

The only thing that bothered me was the occasional repetition, but you can totaly forgive Miss S for this as it only occurs once or twice through the novel.

In agreement to another comment, I found this book a real eye-opener. True, it isn't everyones' cup of tea. However, I'm sure that anyone that has ever read it would find a new respect for women in the business of sex. I felt as though I was in her shoes, her memoirs were so well remembered and detailed (but not in a distasteful way)that I could easily empathise with Miss S.
The tips at the end were a great idea if a little unusual. I liked the way that Miss S admitted that yeah, sex is great. However, care should always be taken if your any kind of self respecting guy/gal.

All in all, this is a brilliant novel if your open to something a little different and don't know alot about bussiness in the boudoir. My nose was stuck into the book from start to finish!
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 20 January 2008
I'm a big fan of memoirs and naturally anything scandalous but this book did nothing for me. It didn't really shed any light on the industry like I expected it to and the author skimmed through several incidents that I would have wanted to hear more details on. Like one reader, I abandoned the book halfway through but fearing I didn't really give it a chance, I picked it up again and eventually finished it several weeks after I bought it (it usually takes me 1-3 days to finish a book I really enjoy).
Quite disappointing. The cover was a hit though.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 26 February 2008
I took this book on holiday and i couldnt put it down. I read it in a matter of days it made me laugh and laugh.
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on 20 July 2014
Very interesting read
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3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 28 December 2007
I have read a number of good books on this topic, but this was not one of them. The author appears desperate to justify her choices and, such apparent desperation, detracts from the "I love what I do" statements that permeate much of the text. If you have chosen that particular profession then fine, but don't make it out to be something it is not. By comparing herself to, so called, "normal" people, who take other risks with their health that she does not (unprotected sex, drink and drugs) just makes her sound desperate to justify her choices. It is not an either/or.
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