The Happy Hooker: My Own Story

The Happy Hooker: My Own StoryHow 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 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 PhenomenonThirty Years Later, These Delightfully Explicit Tales Of The S And S 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

Former prostitute and brothel keeper.She was born in Indonesia to a Jewish father and a Dutch mother After world war II she moved to Amsterdam She later moved to South Africa and New York city where she became a prostitute

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  • Paperback
  • 304 pages
  • The Happy Hooker: My Own Story
  • Xaviera Hollander
  • English
  • 15 September 2019
  • 9780060014162

10 thoughts on “The Happy Hooker: My Own Story

  1. says:

    Was the Happy Hooker Really Happy Two years prior to reading this book in 1971, I had been kicked out of my religion Shunned I realized that there were things that I had wanted to learn about life since I had been so sheltered, so this book It was also all the rage But then there were things I hadn t wanted to learn, but I didn t realize it then, and now they are imprinted in my mind and have remained there for all of these years Much I have forgotten, and that is a good thing, but I never forgot about golden showers or small hands I wish I had, but I would have had to learn them anyway, as they are in today s news.I believe I liked my childhood better, when I was told that I was too young to know what the adults were talking about And when I was old enough to read the paper, I only read the comics, and my older brother used to kid me about it for if I told him that I read the newspaper, he would say, Only the comics, just to get my goat He was right I also wish I had never begun reading the news And back when I was a kid I wish I had never gone to church in the first place and had never learned to fear hell and to pray for heaven, but it took me many years go get away from religious dogma and to realize that the bible and other religious texts were just man s musings Habits die hard and some people are just seekers I have been told that I was one But at least religion would have kept this book out of my hands.But now, was the hooker really happy I don t think so, but I have no proof It is something that I just know, such as knowing that a man is a predator when you first meet him Anyway, I think that she was just addicted to sex and wanted us to think that she was happy It sold books, just another way to make big bucks I remember that she once said that a hooker either loved sex or caved into drugs if they hated it, which many did She wanted us to think that she was the former The idea of a woman bragging about being able to seduce any man, whether married or single, seemed rather narcissistic and actually made her a sociopath, not to mention immoral The idea that she talked about things that should have stayed in the bedroom, if not in a psychiatrist s office, seemed rather, well, rather something else, but not at the time that I was reading this book After all, I was learning the secrets of life.

  2. says:

    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 Hollander, I was born in the eighties We stayed in bed all piled in, five of us reading outloud from this book We read it outlound in the lines at the airport on the way back to the states we received quite a few strange looks What a way to be introduced to this crazy book We still get emails from Xaviera Hollander updating us on her life I don t think I could have thought up a better Amsterdam story in my wildest dreams.

  3. says:

    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 few extra bucks and ultimately managed to become the notorious madam of a highly successful, illegal New York City brothel it is that Xaviera has a refreshing the devil may care take on life Although I was a bit repulsed at times, I was also in awe of Xaviera Because this woman clearly pulled it off dealing with police raids, blackmailers, nasty boyfriends and a continuous stream of clients with God knows how many fetishes Her many anecdotes about the men visiting her brothel are often equally gross and hilariously bizarre For example she recalls how one of her clients asked for a bunch of pretty girls to fulfill his lifelong dream, which was getting peed on Thus she ordered her girls to put their toilet visits on hold for several hours and promised the one who managed to pee the longest a bonus So the girls totally peed their hearts out, but in the end a small Puerto Rican girl won the bonus She had produced a tiny trickle for over 56 seconds Turns out she suffered from an urinary tract infectionHe he he.Errr, so yeah..it s up to you to decide whether you think you re missing out on some trashy fun or not.

  4. says:

    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. says:

    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 to do so Were you indignant when old films were colorized in puke tones just to pander to people who wouldn t appreciate a classic film anyway Does it make you shake your head when you read about prudish editors who expurgated the Bible through the centuries Or enrage you that moral crusaders of one stripe or another decide that Huck Finn is too racist to be accessible to young readers or that Judy Blume is too explicit or that any kind of book is deemed just too transgressive for some people therefore it must be for all Are you, in short, just kind of tired of all the constant changing and editing and rewriting of our cultural history in whatever form Like when the Bush administration PR people reissued the famous shot of macho flight jacketed Dubya on the aircraft carrier deck with the infamous Mission Accomplished banner behind him Photoshopped out because as they knew and hoped that somehow you were too stupid to have remembered the war was far from over and the mission had failed Well, if you are like me curmudgeon as I am you are irked, and tired, and indignant about all of that.Which brings me to The Happy Hooker, penned in 1971 by the former, notorious New York City brothel madam, Xaviera Hollander and two co authors.Before I get indignant, though, let me state that this book is a classic A real eye opener in its day, not just about the workings of a house of prostitution but about all manner of sexual endeavor Hollander was a textbook nympho, and every page is action packed with kinky nastiness and tons of wry laughs It still holds up.Unbeknowst to me, however, I read the so called 30th Anniversary Edition, which, on the surface, seemed like a good thing After all, there is a new, updated epilogue in it, written in 2002 by Hollander in which she gauges the long term impact of the book and the various ebbs of flows of the politics of morality It s a nice bonus Nice until you realize that the stuff that comes before it may not quite be the same stuff that was in the book when it was first published in 1972.Unfortunately, it is not the same book And coming to realize that made me feel like the person who gets to page 599 of a 600 page abridgment of The Count of Monte Cristo before realizing that the novel was supposed to be 1100 pages long and I d just spent several weeks reading the wrong edition.The reason I know this is because than one person here on my friends list on Goodreads mentioned a notorious passage in the book about Hollander s lascivious encounter with a German shepherd Now, mind you, I DID NOT read this because I had any particular interest in this encounter, but once it was put in my mind I was on the lookout for it, and by the time I d gotten to the epilogue and realized I hadn t read it anywhere my suspicions were raised of tampering afoot for the sake of salving squeamish PC sensibilities.Max Varazslo s review on .com best summarizes the changes that have been affected in the edition I read I quote him here This 30th Anniversary Edition actually tones down a lot of the material found in the original Xaviera s former fag friends, whom she sometimes patronizes, are now gay, for instance, and her encounter with a German shepherd in South Africa, of which she once wrote, I d be a moral fraud if I ignored it, is eliminated completely One chapter, originally entitled Biff Bam Thank You Ma am, has been completely rewritten as Whipped S cream, with its seamier elements considerably softened Almost ten pages of material have been snipped in all, including much of the moralizing the author once did to justify her lifestyle, which, owing to the occupational hazards she describes in detail, she quickly abandoned after her book became a bestseller Translated into a dozen languages, The Happy Hooker may indeed have changed the way the world regards prostitutes and their trade, and maybe even sex in general, but this expurgated edition proves that our present attitudes toward the subject aren t as liberal as they might have been The book is thus a window on the past, reframed with modern day sensibilities If you can find it, read the original first, to gauge for yourself how far we ve come in three decades I couldn t have said that better myself Comparing this version of the book to an original version posted online, I located the point on page 37 where the dog passage is missing, and it constitutes 10 paragraphs of excision It s gross, yes, but not beyond the pale of being READ about So, I m basically rating an expurgated edition here, which looks to be about 95 percent faithful to the original It s still a great read, but not the bill of goods I was expecting And if it hadn t been for my good GR friends here shepherding me ahem toward looking for the dog thing, I would not have known enough to investigate what appears to be another case of cultural dishonesty.

  6. says:

    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 china Xaviera objected because Delft china was a product of her native Holland and it s not like there s anything else wrong with that notion Is any of this true I have no idea Wikipedia tells me she was a real person, is still alive as of this writing and once recorded a spoken word album called Xaviera The world is a brilliant, wacky place sometimes.I ll finish with some advice I bought this book on a whim at a used book store About halfway through, I started wondering what the previous owner s might have been doing while they handled it If you spray a book with Lysol, it s never really the same Perhaps you should buy this new.

  7. says:

    Back in my student days it was a genuine eye opener Now it d sound like Cosmo.

  8. says:

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

  9. says:

    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 sorry the exciting moments of making people happy may be over, thanks to outmoded laws and dishonest maneuvers, but I guess there will always be now opportunities for an ambitious, active Dutch girl to be happy and give pleasure to others One can only hope.

  10. says:

    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.

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