Book Reviews of Callgirl

Author: Jeannette Angell
ISBN-13: 9780060736057
ISBN-10: 0060736054
Pages: 256
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

3.5 stars, based on 21 ratings
Publisher: Perennial
Book Type: Paperback
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Absolutely f-ing awesome! I wish that I could go back and read it again for the first time!
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good story line...informative...billed as a "revealing, unflinching memoir of a University Professor by day and a callgirl by night"
I thoroughly enjoyed this book....
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Interesting enough...although I found the typos and misplaced hyphens very distracting! Just the writer in me I guess!
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I really enjoyed this book. She is a very interesting writer.
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Really enjoyed this book. It gives you some insight into that "world". I would recommend it.

When a bad boyfriend leaves with the contents of her checking account, professor and novelist Angell (The Illusionist; Wings; etc.) decides to stabilize her finances by responding to an ad seeking escorts. Surprisingly, the world she enters isn't all that different from the Boston dating scene she already knew; it's just far more lucrative. At least her clients are relatively clear about what they want, and Angell is able to teach by day and have "dates" by night for more than three years. Separation of her two worlds is crucial but not difficult: "what we do as prostitutes... does not constitute sex in our minds." The characters who populate this tour are often sympathetic, as is Angell, though her repeated assurances sometimes ring hollow in the face of her after-hours job's drug use, abuse and manipulative behavior. To process her own participation in prostitution, and to feed the fascinated responses of others, Angell eventually teaches a university-level class on its history that is, ironically, partly responsible for advancing her career to the point where she stops doing "calls" altogether. It also helped that she was nearly busted by an undercover cop, lost a dear friend to drugs and committed the faux pas of falling in love with a client. Now married, Angell winds down with a call to legalize prostitution to encourage regulation of this vast industry.
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