Diary of a Married Call Girl
A Nancy Chan Novel
By Tracy Quan
(Broadway Books, Paperback, 9781400053544, 336pp.)
Publication Date: September 27, 2005
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In this irreverent take on infidelity and modern marriage, newlywed topflight prostitute Nancy Chan finds herself struggling to adjust to the realities of domestic bliss. She’s honing her respectable image as the wife of investment banker Matt, cooking fashionable meals and taking his shirts to the cleaners. But now that she and Matt share a home, it’s getting harder to keep her career as an exclusive call girl a secret. Nancy fears what might happen if Matt finds out, but she can’t quite bring herself to give up her financial independence. And now Matt wants to start a family. Motherhood could jeopardize her business—and what will it do to her body?
Will Nancy have to give up her career to save her marriage?
If you’ve ever had a naughty secret or struggled with competing desires, this funny, insightful romp will strike a chord.
Tracy Quan lives in New York City. Her previous novel, Diary of a Manhattan Call Girl, was acquired by Revolution Studios for a major motion picture, to be produced by Darren Star, creator of HBO’s Sex and the City.
“Winning and warm, this book is a gleeful romp through the world of the married call girl. Tracy Quan is a great talent.” —Molly Jong-Fast, author of Normal Girl and Girl [Maladjusted]
“Love, sex, money, marriage, lies, infidelity, shopping, and strap-ons. What more could you ask for in a novel?” —David Henry Sterry, bestselling author of Chicken: Self-Portrait of a Young Man for Rent
“A delicious peek into a very secret world—sexy and suspenseful. I was pulled in from the start and absolutely fascinated—titillated!—until the end!” —Candida Royalle, author of How to Tell a Naked Man What to Do
“In this unique and sexy novel, Tracy Quan gives readers a rare peek at what it’s like to live a double life.” —Kyra Davis, author of Sex, Murder and a Double Latte
"A salty, saucy concoction" —The New York Times
"Chick lit, meet trick lit" —Time Out New York
"A new perspective on infidelity and modern marriage" —The Boston Globe
"Quan has a gift for turning out irreverent witty novels on the sex trade... probably the only chick lit writer to discuss indentured labor, sex worker rights and the proper purse in which to carry a dildo." —Reason
"Continues the vicarious sluttiness that readers enjoyed in the first book" —Washington Post
"A peccadillo-esque journey of titillating trysts, marital infidelity and financial prowess." —Our Town
"Satirizes the tricky dynamics between sex workers" —New York Press
"Addictive... unapologetically realistic" —$pread
"Quan has staying power and her book deserves a place in everyone's bedroom -- and bookshelf." —Ottawa X Press
"Stereotype-busting." —The Ottawa Sun
"A brutal satire of conspicuous consumption" —New York Times Book Review