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Publisher Comments:

How did you first learn about sex? If you grew up in the 1970s, it may have been from a gleefully lusty tour guide named Xaviera Hollander.

In the late 1960s — that era of sexual chaos, when Playboy Clubs and love-ins were competing for national attention — a beautiful, intelligent young Dutch secretary named Xaviera de Vries moved to New York, grew swiftly tired of her desk job... and soon became the most visible and glamorous madam the city had ever seen. As Xaviera Hollander, she published a shockingly candid account of her life behind the brothel door. The Happy Hooker shot straight to the top of the bestseller lists, sold more than fifteen million copies, and made this enterprising young woman an international phenomenon.

Thirty years later, these delightfully explicit tales of the '60s and '70s swingers' scene — including countless jaw-dropping stories of lesbianism, bondage, fetishism, and more — remain as titillating as ever, charged with the mix of shrewd observation and uninhibited appetite that made Hollander an irresistible storyteller. The Happy Hookeris a classic: the world's greatest book on the world's oldest profession.

Review:

"Although the book ended up in the hands of respectable readers, it's little more than smut, as Hollander recounts how she left Holland for a job as a secretary in New York, got bored, and became a prostitute and brothel manager." Library Journal

Synopsis:

A successful New York madam frankly discusses her life, customers, and problems with the law.

Synopsis:

To commemorate the 30th anniversary of one of the modern classics of the sexual revolution, Xaviera Hollander--former New York City madam and the world's best-known observer and commentator on sexual issues--presents a new Afterword to her life story in this first-ever trade paperback edition.

About the Author

Xaviera Hollander's first book, The Happy Hooker, was published in 1972; since then it has been translated into fifteen languages and sold millions of copies around the world. Hollander began writing the column Call Me Madam in Penthouse that same year — a role she fulfills to this day — and has been named the magazine's most popular columnist. Now a promoter of the arts in her native Holland and the author of more than a dozen books, she divides her time between Spain and Amsterdam.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060014162
Author:
Xaviera Hollander and Robin Moore and Yvonne Dunleavy
Publisher:
Harper Paperbacks
With:
Moore, Robin
With:
Dunleavy, Yvonne
Author:
by Xaviera Hollander
Author:
Hollander, Xaviera
Author:
Moore, Robin
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Women
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Sexuality
Subject:
Sociologists
Subject:
Prostitutes
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Prostitutes -- United States.
Subject:
Hollander, Xaviera
Subject:
Biography-Sociologists
Subject:
Biography-Women
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series Volume:
1917
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
5 1/2 x 8 1/4

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Product details 304 pages Harper Paperbacks - English 9780060014162 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Although the book ended up in the hands of respectable readers, it's little more than smut, as Hollander recounts how she left Holland for a job as a secretary in New York, got bored, and became a prostitute and brothel manager."
"Synopsis" by , A successful New York madam frankly discusses her life, customers, and problems with the law.
"Synopsis" by , To commemorate the 30th anniversary of one of the modern classics of the sexual revolution, Xaviera Hollander--former New York City madam and the world's best-known observer and commentator on sexual issues--presents a new Afterword to her life story in this first-ever trade paperback edition.

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