The Last Living Slut: Born in Iran, Bred Backstage Paperback – 15 Jul 2011
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"It's not hard to see what might incite the mullahs in Tehran..."--Rush and Molloy, NYDailyNews.com
"While sex is a marketing took is a theme of the Gaga book, it's presence is raw and real in The Last Living Slut."--Orlando Sentinel
"Sounds like this page-turner has all the makings of an international best seller."--Ami Angelowicz, thefrisky.com
"Amazing book, if you can stomach it. It's wild and brave!"--Danny Bonaduce, The Danny Bonaduce Show
"[A] DEFINITE read for the Metal Sludge faithful."--Metal Sludge
"4 stars"--Revolver Magazine
The most gripping real-life account of female depravity we've ever read... makes Pamela Des Barres' I'm With the Band read like a nun's diary in comparison.--Neil Strauss and Anthony Bozza, New York Times Best Selling authors
"Far raunchier and better written than Pamela Des Barres' classic I'm with the Band."--Booklist
About the Author
Roxana Shirazi was born in Tehran, Iran, and was sent to England at age ten. She holds a master's degree in English from Bath Spa University, and currently lives, loves, and writes in London.
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First of all the book gives us her life in Iran. Now a previous reviewer seems to think this book would have Mullahs waving it about in Tehran in rage to a mob of book burners (Presumably the reviewer is unaware most of her life in Iran was under the Shah not Khomeini and her family were left wing activists who were tortured by the Shah, guess the sky news images sell more books) Her life in Iran was far from normal. Her father was rarely around spending a good deal of his time either high on opium or in jail for political activity, her mother and grandmother tried to keep things together however what is particularly disturbing is her twisting childhood curiosity to sexual depravity. We are treated to great detail about how she touched herself at 10 years old, liked to have fellow kids rub themselves against her, rubbing herself against pieces of wood and even worse how she was sexually abused by a neighbour.Read more ›
If music and sex are important to you and you have an open mind you’ll enjoy this book. It’s not for those who are easily offended or don’t like reading descriptions of sex acts. It’s very bleak in parts and reminded me of a quote from The Rocky Horror Picture Show; “It’s not easy having a good time”. There are some great photos (some of which are topless). It’s rock ‘n’ roll and also rock ‘n’ rude throughout. I loved the realism of this book. There are a lot of famous musicians mentioned, hard rock rather than metal. I had totally forgotten about Towers Of London until this book reminded me of them.
Interestingly, this book cover isn’t the original cover that Shirazi wanted. I would love to see what she wanted.
Not only that, the bands who are at the center of the book are mediocre and trying, making that element of the book's appeal totally redundant: does anyone really want to read about the Towers of London? The guys are quite clearly imbeciles, as anyone who caught any of their reality TV show or saw Donny/Dirk (?) Tourettes being ripped to pieces on Never Mind the Buzzcocks. They were the only band in the book whose name I recognised. The rest sound like bad hair metal bands who should have died with the 80s.
Although the sexy bits are fun the first time round, they soon get old. This is because every encounter is recounted with a mixture of ridiculous purple prose and a mundane, blaise, matter-of-fact tone.
The high point of the book is the description of a childhood in Iran, although this is marred slightly by the admissions of blossoming sexuality at an incredibly young age. This high point also occurs within the first few chapters of the book, leaving the reader with little to look forward to.
I'm not a prude by any means, but why such a pretty and intelligent girl has decided to live her life in such a gutteral manner is totally beyond me!
If you want something decent to read, don't bother with this rubbish, it really isn't worth the money.
This sexually explicit tale is gripping all of the way through. The way she presents herself and is treated by some of the bands and in particular the highly upsetting story of her abortion is nothing short of shocking. She's a girl who wants her sexual freedom and doesn't want to fall in love, which inevitably happens. Its not always easy reading but I found this hard to put down. She came across as happy in what she was doing and not that she was being used, but you still get the feeling she was looking for something more. Also, she never really criticises the band members and seems very upbeat and positive.
I enjoyed this book. I wouldn't normally like this kind of thing, but I had heard of most of the bands and the life of a groupie and the lifestyle of rock and roll debauchery interested me. There are times when you think how could she, and other times where you agree or feel sorry for her. It just makes you think that the musicians are just as bad as footballers! The book is not for someone who is easily shocked however!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is one dirty cow. Great read if not that well written. Don't see why some of the pictures are censored slightly.Published 12 months ago by Eddie L
I hesitated between two and three star for the book. At the end of the day, I did finish it, so I suppose three is fair. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Lynne
I started reading Roxana's book with image of her already in my mind, as I have known about her for quite a while now. Read morePublished on 19 July 2012 by Scarlet Boo
A well written account of growing up under a repressive Islamist regime which then abruptly becomes a roller coaster ride of sexual abandonment as the writer moves to England and... Read morePublished on 12 Aug. 2011 by Jr Lorrimer
There's a really interesting story to be told here, but I sometimes feel the author gets bogged down in the salacious details of who did what and up where. Read morePublished on 22 April 2011 by Mr. Paul S. Bird
I doubt very much that Roxana Shirazi is as the title claims, although the book suggests strongly that she might once have been one - she seems to think she was one, and maybe... Read morePublished on 22 Dec. 2010 by Paul Pinn
I was quite surprised by the level of criticism aimed at this book, although I have to make it clear that I also didn't think it lived up to the 'white knuckle ride of female... Read morePublished on 3 Nov. 2010 by J. Turner
I am an Iranian woman.. i grew up in Iran, and from a very young age i was taught at school to be ahsamed of my femininity, of my womanhood, of my sexuality... Read morePublished on 1 Nov. 2010 by Faranak