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4.0 out of 5 stars A Memoir that has aged pretty well - it's still pretty eye-opening!
Although `The Happy Hooker' is over thirty years old it is still much better than most of the modern books that profess to be true life memoirs. Xaviera Hollander still writes for Penthouse and this book details her early life, how she `fell into' prostitution and eventually how she became a Madam.

Even for people who have read many of the current books on...
Published on 10 Jun 2008 by Sarah Durston

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2.0 out of 5 stars Very boring
Disappointed in this book thought it was a very boring book . Not worth the purchase price would not recommend this book
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Memoir that has aged pretty well - it's still pretty eye-opening!, 10 Jun 2008
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Although `The Happy Hooker' is over thirty years old it is still much better than most of the modern books that profess to be true life memoirs. Xaviera Hollander still writes for Penthouse and this book details her early life, how she `fell into' prostitution and eventually how she became a Madam.

Even for people who have read many of the current books on prostitution, there is plenty in here to challenge your views and morality and also enough to provoke a raised eyebrow or two! Xaviera appears to believe that there are no boundaries as far is sex is concerned and therefore seduces both her uncle and her sister's husband; sets out to seduce young virgins for fun; has ex with a wide range of different women; as well as talking about her work as a prostitute (who knew that some men `get off' on having their legs bound together so they can be treated like a mermaid - I certainly didn't!)

The book is interesting and informative. I imagine that it would be most appropriately found under the mattress of adolescent boys, but having said that, if you like to read memoirs involving prostitution than this is probably one of the best.

It is a shame that most things are described as `groovy', but hey it was the 70s!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth a read, 27 Jun 2007
Since reading the happy hooker in 2005 I try to find another book which is written as well as this one about the oldest business. She is not afraid to say how things are and doesn't leave the bad stories out. I absolute enjoyed reading this book and wish there would be more book like this which are written with style (forget all these pseudo call girl books - this is so much better)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Teenage memories, 15 July 2013
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I first read this as a teenager. Finding it on Amazon has brought back many pleasant memories, thank you Amazon.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A woman in her search for happiness, 15 Aug 2011
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A woman with a different actitude towards sex at the end of the sixties finds herself as a prostitute and almost immediately as a Madame in New York. She tells all about herself and her life in a time when the social hypocrisy was still an unresolved issue.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Very boring, 8 Dec 2012
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Disappointed in this book thought it was a very boring book . Not worth the purchase price would not recommend this book
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