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  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Igniter; Reprint edition (15 July 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061931365
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061931369
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.2 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 423,644 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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The author Roxana Shirazi has made a point of her Iranian roots and lets not beat about the bush here the sole reason of doing so is to sell a few more books. You only need look at some of the photos in the book of her in half veil poking her tongue out between 2 fingers(The usual one for lesbian oral sex) Or the headscarf with her legs spread open or even the fact that the first edition of the book had her picture as a ten year old in headscarf. Problem is, while presenting herself as the "Muslim girl gone bad" (With numerous pictures of her hanging off Z list rock stars) This isnt really the story of a "Nymphomaniac" Girl or sex mad rock chick rather it reads like the history of a very disturbed childhood that morphed into what she later become.

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.
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This is a truly fascinating tale with none of the gory or explicit details left out, written by a smart woman who is doing what she wants and reconciling two sides of her personality. The word “slut” has power and needs to be taken back and Shirazi has made a good start. If you find yourself being shocked by Shirazi’s behaviour while reading, ask yourself would you still be shocked if she was a male musician? I love the way Shirazi writes, her flowery prose is like bulbous tulip heads scattered across the pages.

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.
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This book infuriated me - the writing is dull and repetitive and despite the author's claim to some sort of feminist reclaimation of the word "slut", this book seemed to be full of dangerous and destructive stereotypes. Whilst the author makes a big deal of her education and her love of literature, she has written something as far removed from "literature" as it's possible to get.

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.
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By Fiona Massey VINE VOICE on 18 Sept. 2010
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Basically, this is the memoir of a wannabe rock and roll groupie, who basically sleeps with everything she fancies, sometimes being so totally depraved it's gut wrenching.

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.
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Roxana Shirazi moved to the UK aged 10 to escape the political revolution in Iran. From a very early age she became sexually aware which intensified once she had moved to the UK and saw Guns n Roses on TV. This led to a lifestyle where she was in love with rock and roll and determined to have as many band members as she could. All the while, trying to escape from love itself. It's the tale of Roxana's mission and journey which takes her across the world in her obsession being an uber groupie. All the while studying at university in gender studies and being an animal activist.

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!
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