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    DescriptionHow 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 Hooker is a classic: the world's greatest book on the world's oldest profession.


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    Title
    The Happy Hooker
    Subtitle
    My Own Story
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Xaviera Hollander
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 208 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 281 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780060014162
    ISBN 10: 0060014164
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: DSK
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    DC21: 813.54
    BIC subject category V2: DSBH
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2ABM
    BIC subject category V2: BGA
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.5A
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    BISAC V2.8: BIO022000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/FEMINE
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1960, GEOG/NEWYRK
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24830
    BISAC V2.8: HEA042000, SEL034000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1970
    LC subject heading: , ,
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 53
    BISAC V2.8: BIO012000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 306.74/2/092
    LC classification: HQ144 .H64 2002
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: DSK, DSBH, DNBA
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3MP
    Thema language qualifier V1.0: 2ACBK
    Edition statement
    30th Anniversary ed
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers Inc
    Imprint name
    HarperPaperbacks
    Publication date
    08 August 2002
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    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.