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The Happy Hooker Summary
Xaviera Hollander

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The Happy Hooker Summary

Plot Summary

The Happy Hooker is the memoir of Xaviera Hollander, a woman who eventually became known as a highly successful madam, or head of a brothel, in New York. The book chronicles her life from her childhood in Holland through the early 1970s, when she lived in New York and was involved in a commission on corruption in the city's government and police force.

Xaviera is a born in Indonesia to Dutch Jewish parents and lives through imprisonment in a Japanese concentration camp at a very young age. Her father, a doctor, exhibits the sort of sexual freedom and promiscuity that Xaviera will later display, while her mother insists that Xaviera remain a virgin until marriage. She shows an early interest in sexual experimentation with both males and females, including relatives. Xaviera loses her virginity to a boy at age seventeen and becomes sexually insatiable thereafter. After graduating from...

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