Book Reviews of Brothel : Mustang Ranch and Its Women

Brothel : Mustang Ranch and Its Women
Brothel Mustang Ranch and Its Women
Author: Alexa Albert
ISBN-13: 9780449006580
ISBN-10: 0449006581
Publication Date: 6/25/2002
Pages: 272
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 35 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 8
If you're looking for titallation or erotica - move along. You're not going to get it in this book. Yes, there are a few explicit sex scenes, but they're told in such a clinical matter that they're anything but arousing.

Albert, a Harvard medical student, was granted access to the women of the Nevada's (legal) brothels to conduct research on condom use and ended up living on site at the infamous Mustang Ranch. Albert began her research on condom use but her time at Mustang lead to this book and an anthropological/sociological assessment of these women's lives. During her stay at Mustang, the women slowly begin to open up to Albert and in this book she paints a portrait that dispells many of the stereotypes society has of prostitutes.

All in all, I found this an interesting read and came to regard the women of Mustang as just another group of those trying to make a living as best they could. Whatever side of the fence you are on in regards to the legalisation of prostitution, this book will challenge any preconcieved notions about the woman who choose this life.
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Helpful Score: 4
This is a very interesting book about legalized prostitution in Nevada. It puts a very human face on a profession that is often dehumanized. It really makes one thing about the absurdity of making the "world's oldest profession" illegal in the first place.
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Helpful Score: 2
This book is more sociology than erotica - an insider's perspective on one of the most curious and taboo jobs in this country. Very interesting, and a quick read. This book will challenge anyone's preconceived notions about prostitution and brothel life.
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Helpful Score: 2
This was a fascinating book about the brothel industry and what went on behind the scenes at the Mustang Ranch.
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Helpful Score: 1
This book is fascinating - a clear and honest take on the author's time spent at the Mustang Ranch, and the research she conducted with legalized prostitution insiders. No matter what your views on prostitution, this book will make you examine them more closely. Highly recommended!
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Fascinating content, so glad I got it!! I am lending it to all my social work classmates.
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Stories from the oldest working profession.