The Happy Hooker: My Own Story

The Happy Hooker My Own Story How did you first learn about sex If you grew up in the s it may have been from a gleefully lusty tour guide named Xaviera HollanderIn the late s that era of sexual chaos when Playboy Clubs

  • Title: The Happy Hooker: My Own Story
  • Author: Xaviera Hollander Robin Moore Yvonne Dunleavy
  • ISBN: 9780060014162
  • Page: 188
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 HollanderIn 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 deHow 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 HollanderIn 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 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 remain as titillating as ever, charged with the mix of shrewd observation and uninhibited appetite that made Hollander an irresistible storyteller The Happy Hooker is a classic the world s greatest book on the world s oldest profession.

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    1. I was in Amsterdam with a few friends and my Italian boyfriend, we had no place to stay. A young American guy we had met in a bar earlier in the week offered us rooms in a bed in breakfast. We drove to the bed and breakfast, we went inside. We noticed erotic art on the walls. We noticed erotic books on the shelves.A portly woman with short brown hair handed us keys and shoved us into hastily made up rooms in the upstairs of her house. Then, she sold us her book. I had never heard of Xaviera Holl [...]

    2. No one frolicked around with German shepherds in my copy - and I sure as hell don't feel cheated on.The Happy Hooker is a trainwreckalicious biography. It's plainly and poorly written, and it should be. An overly polished memoir would've failed to deliver that feeling of authenticity to Xaviera Hollander's story. If one thing becomes clear in her biography - which describes how Xaviera grew up, took a flight to New York one day to be with a sucky boyfriend, then got a job as an escort to earn a [...]

    3. Are you tired of Ridley Scott recutting Blade Runner every two years, causing you to have to pay for a super-mega 12-disc Special Edition DVD or Blu-Ray set just to get the original 1982 movie, which is all you want to see in the first place?Are you sick of George Lucas monkeying around with Star Wars, adding cheesy CGI just because he only had a budget for rubber foam costumes the first time around?Did it irk you that Steven Spielberg erased the guns out of ET because it was politically correct [...]

    4. I read this when I was 16. I hid it under my mattress and my mom found it, but she didn't take it away from me. It got passed around to so many people that it was falling apart by the time I got it back. I found out about things from that book that I didn't know you could do at the time!

    5. Here is my question to you, dear reader: are you looking for trash? I mean, seriously serious trash with no redeeming social values but some eye-opening information about other people's sex lives that will make you say, "Get the fuckety fuck out of here. No, they did NOT. With an umbrella??" I guarantee that unless you are Xaviera Hollander or someone likewise employed, something in this book will shock you at least a little (for me, it was the man who wanted to be fed poo, but only off of Delft [...]

    6. I was young when I read this one.I learned that some people get paid for sex.It took me more years to understand that she got paid again for writing about it.Cool!

    7. Between her descriptions of sex with dogs, crooked cops and schoolfriends and her descriptions of acres and acres of shag carpeting, lounges with smoked mirror walls and living room wet bars, one finds themselves asking the essential question, "Is she really happy?" Apparently so. The book ends with one of the most poignant and beautiful passages in the English language that will hopefully inspire active Dutch people everywhere:"I would like to say that I am proud of the empire I have had. I am [...]

    8. I recently met Xaviera Hollander at the drug store, and not knowing who she was, I complimented her on her scarf. She responded "Would you like to see a fabulous film about my life? I'm Xaviera Hollander, the happy hooker! It's playing just down the road in half an hour." I am usually willing to consider serenipity at work, so I went. And I bought a book, which she signed and I read. Her story is interesting; I didn't know for instance that she and her family had been in a concentration camp in [...]

    9. Reviewed 2013:What a dirtalicious read for a 11 yr old in '78 in West Africa! Back then, I found it in my Mom's top draw and was besides myself I know I got my ass wupped when I was found out! What to do but trudge on and read her "The Joys of Sex" and Harold Robbins books. Glad I'm reunited with this raunchy gem and gave 3.5 stars.

    10. I mean, yeah, sure, this seems like a terrific idea. Note: according to several miffed reviewers, the anniversary edition of this book has been sanitized, excising among other things a bit where she plays with a German shepherd which I'm sure is as wholesome as it sounds.

    11. Really enjoyed this book. Things have stayed very much the same inside the 'underworld' of prostitution, this book could have been written yesterday. Love her style, flows well, applaud her honesty, quite inspirational. In fact must re-read this book.

    12. Amazing stories of this Sensual woman who desired Sex, Sex, and more Sex! Hot stuff There is NO WAY I could keep up with all those things that she did!!!!!! Gotta read will have you saying WOW!

    13. I found a very worn and well-thumbed paperback copy of this book, with yellowed pages and the binding falling to pieces, in a holiday house where I was staying after Christmas. I picked it up just for laughs but found myself devouring the entire book in a day.The Happy Hooker is a landmark in sex-positive writing. It's still controversial that a woman will enjoy sex – let alone enjoy building a business empire out of having sex for money – without feeling ashamed or degraded. In a culture wh [...]

    14. Let me first say that if you see my list of reviewed books, you see that I love biographies of many different types of people. That being said, I was at an estate sale and picked up a bunch of old biographies (this was one of them). I thought this book would be more about a woman who makes bad decisions, learns from them, changes, and makes the world a better place. Not so much. Xaviera is proud of her sexual past as a prostitute and a famous Madam in New York during the 1960s-70s and to this da [...]

    15. In het begin vond ik het boek wel interessant, omdat de schrijfster veel vertelde over haar leven. Op een gegeven moment wordt het boek wat feitelijker. Dan gaat het vooral over hoe het er aan toe gaat in een bordeel. Zelf is ze eigenaresse geweest van een aantal bordelen. Zo af en toe vertelt ze nog wel wat over zichzelf, maar het blijft toch wat aan de oppervlakte. Toen dit boek uitkwam, was ik nog niet eens geboren, dus ik heb er dan ook niet veel over meegekregen. Als je geïnteresseerd bent [...]

    16. I read this in 1972 when it first came out and remember liking it a lot. Today I saw it on someone's page and had to laugh, the title has always made me laugh. It would be fun to read again and see how mild it is by today's standard; in 1972 it was considered pretty raunchy. Kind of like when I re-read "Valley of the Dolls" about five years ago--boy have things changed.

    17. I read this book when I was about 14 or 15. Unbelievable! First time I'd heard of the mile high club and her jacking a dog off at the pool, very freaky. I won't say this about any other book, but I was too young for this book. I hadn't even had sex yet and I'm learning of all this strange stuff.

    18. I found this book in my attic when I was around the age of 12. I remember secretly reading it whenever I had some alone time lol. I threw it out mainly out of guilt! I have thought about that book occasionally over the years, and I just ordered it on line tonight.

    19. You start with curiosity, continue with an education of the sociology of the sex trade and end with a brief memory of an outdated story.

    20. I picked this up at a library used book sale in small-town Franklin PA. This book is crazy. And crazy interesting too. I kind of felt dirty when reading it though but I don't regret it.

    21. You really have to have an open mind if reading this book. Some chapters are disturbing and perverse, but in all an good read.

    22. I love this book! A very interesting read, and Ms. Hollander doesn't hold anything back. I remember reading this as a teenager, and just reread it recently, even better than I remembered.

    23. We often do things just to say 'I did it,' 'I watched it,' or 'I ate it.' I read 'The Happy Hooker' just to say, 'I read it.'It tells the true story of a hooker turned madam who absolutely, positively loves her job. Xaviera Hollander saw no problem with men coming to her for a good time between the sheets, even if they were attached. She even indicated there's a difference between bodily fluids and the soul of a person. While this is a non-fiction work of erotica, many parts had me shaking my he [...]

    24. I received this book from my boyfriend's aunt, who purchased books at used bookstores and rummage sales for everyone for Christmas. I had never heard of Xaviera Hollander, or the book itself, so it was definitely a surprise read.While I liked how the book started, which told of her upbringing, her first sexual experiences, and her subsequent love of sex which led her to her career as a prostitute-turned-madam, the second half followed a different style. While it appeared to still follow in chron [...]

    25. I liked how candid and open she was about her past and her life's story. The candor with which she told her story was refreshing, and there was no shame or sense of caring if the reader judged her.However, there were some things about this book, mainly Hollander's hypocrisy and class issues, that I found very angering. She discusses at length her deliberate seduction of her brother-in-law, with no scruples or regrets. Yet later, as a madam, a cardinal house rule is "no messing with Xaviera's man [...]

    26. The Happy Hooker is a ground breaking work of sex positive feminism- a book that pushes forward the insane idea that women can actually enjoy sex, and in some cases financially profit from. It's a wild book for even now, but written in the 1970's it must've been full on Ringling Brothers. Scene: Dutch girl is a nymphomaniac (there's all sorts of romps including a cousin and a dog) who travels to America for love, and ends up brokenhearted and on her own. She turns one off encounter with a wealth [...]

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