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The Happy Hooker Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

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Topics for Discussion

Discuss Xaviera's early sexual experiences. How do they shape her future as a prostitute and madam?

Discuss Xaviera's relationship with and feelings for her father. What does she learn from her father?

Discuss Xaviera's relationship with and feelings for her mother. What does she learn from her mother?

How are Carl Gordon and Paul Lindfield alike? What does this indicate about Xaviera and her relationships with men?

Discuss the concept of "free love" as it was understood in the 1960s in America and how this concept compares to Xaviera's ideas about love and sex.

Why does Xaviera argue that prostitution is just as legitimate as any other profession? Cite some examples that she gives of instances in which prostitution may be useful and beneficial.

Do you believe that Xaviera Hollander paints a somewhat rosier picture of the business of prostitution than she actually experienced? Is she really...

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