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2.0 out of 5 stars Careers Advice from Dire Straits???, 21 Aug. 2008
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This review is from: Gigolo: His business is your pleasure... (Paperback)
There's so much wrong with this book that it's difficult to know where to begin. I had an inkling that all was not going to be well when he started to talk about his life before becoming a gigolo and I read; `It seemed like there were these amazing clues all around me, left by fate, pointing me towards my destiny.' Fine, you might think, until you realise that one of these `amazing clues' is hearing Dire Strait's song `Money for Nothing.' (Presumably he could just have easily ended up `installing microwave ovens' or delivering `customised kitchens'?) It would also be nice if he could remember that people who actually have great personalities, don't have to keep telling you how great their personality is!

I've read a lot of this kind of book and, other than the second Belle Du Jour book, this is probably one of the worst that I've read. There is one main reason for that. Despite the fact that Golden (I couldn't help thinking this was an unfortunate name as I kept thinking about golden showers!) bangs on a about being in favour of sexual liberation, that women are in control, that people should be open minded, he seems to have a real chip on his shoulder about what he does. When someone asks him if he is a `male hooker' be writes, `'Not at all' I reply, tapping my finger on the piano, trying not to be insulted.' Insulted???? What a hypocrite! This man has sex with a number of women who give him gifts or pay his way. Fine. Nice work if you can get it. But at least be honest, that's prostitution. If you're so liberal and open minded, why would you feel insulted?

I promise that I'll stop moaning shortly, but one last thing, when was the last time you saw an ethereal French Heiress sitting in a busy nightclub, reading Shakespearian sonnets and writing with a quill. Give me a break!!
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Sarah Durston
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