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Belle de Jour: Diary of an Unlikely Call Girl

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ISBN13: 9780446577250
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In a world of twelve-year-olds in sexy boots and grannies in sparkly mini-dresses, the surest way to tell the prostitute walking into a hotel at Heathrow is to look for the lady in the designer suit.

Attractive, smart, educated, and enterprising, Belle seems like your average twenty-something working girl. And in a way, she is. But there's one thing you should know...

Belle, as only a few close friends even suspect, is a high-end London call girl — a pro, a consummate craftswoman, and one of the most down-to-earth, outspoken, and interesting women you will ever meet.

After graduating from university, she found that her impressive degree couldn't get her a great job, pay her rent, or put food on the table. Then she accidentally discovered that a few hours of fun with a wealthy couple could bag her more money than her girlfriends made in a week, and instantly realized that the world's oldest profession was for her.

Follow this stiletto-heeled beauty from Mayfair hotel suites, where she debates the merits of Martin Amis and Iris Murdoch after performing every act her client demands; to her hometown, where she sips tea and shops for shoes with her mum. Learn the ABCs of being a call girl from the provocative sidebars that introduce every chapter, and discover what Belle does in her spare time — whether cruising the raunchy underworld of England's club culture or getting it on with her boyfriend, "the Boy," all the while managing a nonstop parade of "business appointments" with breathtaking élan.

A sensational bestseller in England, Belle de Jour sparked a national guessing game as to the identity of this gutsy modern-day Moll Flanders. You won't need to know her real name to be shocked, amazed, and left limp with laughter by the true story of her day-to-day adventures.

Spiked with penetrating wit and frankness, Belle de Jour will keep you enthralled until its very last page.

Review:

"In this entertaining memoir, a 28-year-old British university grad gravitates to London to find a proper job, gets discouraged by temp office work and turns to the lucrative world of the sex trade, where she is asked how she does on her A-levels — not university requirements, but 'anals.' Anonymous is frank and enterprising, and eager to dish the details of her life as a call girl for an elite London agency that charges 300 per hour — 'more than 30 times what I would have made doing anything else,' she notes briskly. She's had a little experience as a dominatrix and isn't averse to having sex with women; she's open, definitely, to certain procedures such as fisting, rimming and OWO, or Oral Without (a condom). What sets this chronicle apart from being a numbing operations manual is the author's saucy, ironic tone (she loves her Jewish family), her evident intelligence (she studied French and catches clients' literary allusions) and well-placed friends she describes with hilarious precision. With her 'straitlaced as a whalebone corset' boyfriend, she actually hopes for true love, and even reveals to him her profession — which she details on her Web site that the Guardian awarded in 2003 'Best Written British Blog.' (July)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"The self-indulgent navel-gazing of a high-priced call girl....Mildly alluring in the racy passages, but overall, an emotionally detached and disjointed effort." Kirkus Reviews

Synopsis:

Belle couldn't find a job after University. Her impressive degree was not paying her rent or buying her food. But after a fantastic threesome with a very rich couple that gave her a ton of money, Belle realized that she could earn more than anyone she knew--by becoming a call girl. The rest is history. Belle became a twenty-something London working girl--and had the audacity to write about it--anonymously. The shockingly candid and explicit diary she put on the Internet became a London sensation. Now, in BELLE DE JOUR, she shares her entire journey inside the world of high-priced escorts, including fascinating and explicit insights about her job and her clients, her various boyfriends, and a taboo lifestyle that has to be read to be believed. The witty observations, shocking revelations, and hilarious scenarios deliver like the very best fiction and makes for a titillating reading experience unlike any other.

Synopsis:

Unable to find a job after college, Belle realized that she could earn more than anyone she knew by becoming a 20-something London call girl. She shares her entire journey inside the world of high-priced escorts, including fascinating and explicit insights about her job and her clients, her various boyfriends, and a taboo lifestyle that has to be read to be believed.

About the Author

Belle de Jour is the nom de plume of a working girl whose blog (www.belledejour.co.uk) became a media sensation and won the Guardian award for "Best Written British Blog." Still anonymous, she is working on her next book. Belle de Jour lives in the U.K.

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anitaballerina, May 20, 2010 (view all comments by anitaballerina)
This was an amazing and captivating book. The author did not hold back at all. She is very blunt about her work as a call girl. It is an eye opening read and I would recommended it to anyone. It unmasks an underground world that a lot of people have wondered about but dare not enter.
The author published a collection of her blog postings when she was working as a London call girl to pay the bills.
A wonderful book that will be in my permanent library.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780446577250
Subtitle:
Diary of an Unlikely Call Girl
Author:
Anonymous
Manufactured:
Warner Books
Publisher:
Time Warner
Subject:
Women
Subject:
England
Subject:
Prostitution
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Publication Date:
July 2006
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
291
Dimensions:
6 x 9 in.

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Product details 291 pages Warner Books - English 9780446577250 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In this entertaining memoir, a 28-year-old British university grad gravitates to London to find a proper job, gets discouraged by temp office work and turns to the lucrative world of the sex trade, where she is asked how she does on her A-levels — not university requirements, but 'anals.' Anonymous is frank and enterprising, and eager to dish the details of her life as a call girl for an elite London agency that charges 300 per hour — 'more than 30 times what I would have made doing anything else,' she notes briskly. She's had a little experience as a dominatrix and isn't averse to having sex with women; she's open, definitely, to certain procedures such as fisting, rimming and OWO, or Oral Without (a condom). What sets this chronicle apart from being a numbing operations manual is the author's saucy, ironic tone (she loves her Jewish family), her evident intelligence (she studied French and catches clients' literary allusions) and well-placed friends she describes with hilarious precision. With her 'straitlaced as a whalebone corset' boyfriend, she actually hopes for true love, and even reveals to him her profession — which she details on her Web site that the Guardian awarded in 2003 'Best Written British Blog.' (July)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "The self-indulgent navel-gazing of a high-priced call girl....Mildly alluring in the racy passages, but overall, an emotionally detached and disjointed effort."
"Synopsis" by , Belle couldn't find a job after University. Her impressive degree was not paying her rent or buying her food. But after a fantastic threesome with a very rich couple that gave her a ton of money, Belle realized that she could earn more than anyone she knew--by becoming a call girl. The rest is history. Belle became a twenty-something London working girl--and had the audacity to write about it--anonymously. The shockingly candid and explicit diary she put on the Internet became a London sensation. Now, in BELLE DE JOUR, she shares her entire journey inside the world of high-priced escorts, including fascinating and explicit insights about her job and her clients, her various boyfriends, and a taboo lifestyle that has to be read to be believed. The witty observations, shocking revelations, and hilarious scenarios deliver like the very best fiction and makes for a titillating reading experience unlike any other.
"Synopsis" by , Unable to find a job after college, Belle realized that she could earn more than anyone she knew by becoming a 20-something London call girl. She shares her entire journey inside the world of high-priced escorts, including fascinating and explicit insights about her job and her clients, her various boyfriends, and a taboo lifestyle that has to be read to be believed.
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