Whore Stories (Paperback)

A Revealing History of the World's Oldest Profession

By Tyler Stoddard Smith

Adams Media, 9781440536052, 256pp.

Publication Date: July 18, 2012

List Price: 14.95*
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A Working History of Working Girls (and Guys)

Have you ever wondered how Heidi Fleiss came to be the face of upscale prostitution or if Casanova really was the world's greatest lover? How about why Latin playboy Rubi Rubirosa got the nickname "The Ding Dong Daddy"?

Anything but judgmental, Whore Stories sheds light on one of our more stigmatized icons: The Prostitute. Featuring the true stories of famous streetwalkers, call girls, rent boys, and go-go dancers, this book offers a revealing look at the men and women who have blazed the bawdy trail of prostitution since the dawn of time. While you may think that you know everything about this occupation, Whore Stories includes plenty of details and even celebrities, such as Maya Angelou and Bob Dylan, that will leave you in awe.

From private schools and child preachers to mime fantasies and unfortunate amputations, this book uncovers the truth behind the world's oldest profession.

About the Author

Tyler Stoddard Smith's stories have been featured in: UTNE Reader, McSweeney's, Esquire, The Best American Fantasy, VICE and The Morning News, among others. He is also a regular contributor at The Nervous Breakdown and an associate editor of the online humor site, The Big Jewel.

Praise For Whore Stories: A Revealing History of the World's Oldest Profession

"Smith's caustic wit and bawdy exuberance will keep readers amused. Loads of good, dirty fun." --Kirkus Indie Reviews

"This brisk new study of the cultural history of prostitution by Tyler Stoddard Smith aims for big intellectual and sociopolitical connections, and finds quite a few. The tone of the book is snarky, hip and refreshingly intelligent, often daring to cross the line into realms of hallucinatory imagery or bad taste. Why not?" --Literary Kicks