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3.0 out of 5 stars No Fresh Insight in this Book, 10 April 2012
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I was somewhat disappointed in this book - I expected more - a fresh insight into this world perhaps - which is both glamorous and unglamorous - I expected more about the physcology of the men she met and why they go to such Clubs which she touches upon in one chapter - but does not explore - more about why she danced - and the difficulties that caused in her relationships - how she perceived men - again she touches on it but does not explore - that would have been much more interesting that endless stories about the gangsters she met - I think men should read the book - it might make them them realise that these dancers see them simply as wallets to empty - and the falseness of their apparent interest in them - the dancers are not bad people - they are simply exploiting men to make money - men are easily deluded - I have been to a lap dancing bar in Edinburgh - a singularly depressing experience - this book had potential - but it was never realised - because it never really gets beneath the surface unfortunately and properly explore the dynamics between the dancer and the customer.
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Initial post: 7 May 2012 19:09:23 BDT
I expected this to be gritty with a behind the scenes insight, unfortunately each chapter was not dissimilar to the previous. I also got the impression that the author cares very little about anyone outside the sex industry unless she is making money out of them. This could have been a great read about a secret world that you would imagine to be exciting, but unfortunately this book is slow and repetitive with no real insights to anything.

In reply to an earlier post on 8 May 2012 09:19:21 BDT
Jambo says:
I agree very much with the above - this book has no insight into any aspect of the lap dancing world.

Posted on 17 Jul 2012 16:50:03 BDT
Its not meant to be a thought provoking book but one taken in a lighthearted manner: if you want something deeper then I suggest a psychology Book,this Book is about the life experience of a stripper and the world through her eyes based on the experiences that surrounded her.
She is witty and the book entertaining,It actually made me more accepting of strippers and open minded about being one..great book for fun.

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Jul 2012 17:19:13 BDT
Jambo says:
Well it would have been more interesting if it had a deeper perspective.I did expect more.It is badly written and quite shallow really. I don't think she is witty nor was the book entertaining. But of course it is all subjective. The reviews here are mixed which shows there are varying views.
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