The Last Living Slut: Born in Iran, Bred Backstage [NOOK Book]

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The outrageous, yet surprisingly moving, memoir of a girl who fled the Iranian Revolution—and found her salvation in the deliriously sexy life of a rock-'n'-roll groupie.

Honest, provocative, and vividly written, The Last Living Slut is the memoir of Roxana Shirazi, who was raised traditionally in Tehran. After her family spirits her to the West in flight from the Iranian Revolution, Shirazi is led far astray by the sound—and the sex appeal—of rock and roll. Caught between her ...

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The Last Living Slut: Born in Iran, Bred Backstage

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Overview

The outrageous, yet surprisingly moving, memoir of a girl who fled the Iranian Revolution—and found her salvation in the deliriously sexy life of a rock-'n'-roll groupie.

Honest, provocative, and vividly written, The Last Living Slut is the memoir of Roxana Shirazi, who was raised traditionally in Tehran. After her family spirits her to the West in flight from the Iranian Revolution, Shirazi is led far astray by the sound—and the sex appeal—of rock and roll. Caught between her sexual appetites, passion for music (and musicians), and fear of being a bad seed, Shirazi bares her soul to offer a raw account of her life as an eager-to-please rock groupie. With appearances by members of Guns N' Roses, Mötley Crüe, Velvet Revolver, and many more, The Last Living Slut is a moving memoir of growing up in the political turbulence of Tehran; an unflinching portrayal of teenage cultural dislocation in London; a backstage romp that makes Pamela Des Barres's I'm with the Band read like a nun's diary; and a white-knuckled tale of jilted love and brutal revenge.

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Editorial Reviews

Metal Sludge
“[A] DEFINITE read for the Metal Sludge faithful.”
Orlando Sentinel
“While sex is a marketing took is a theme of the Gaga book, it’s presence is raw and real in The Last Living Slut.”
Booklist
“Far raunchier and better written than Pamela Des Barres’ classic I’m with the Band.”
Revolver Magazine
“4 stars”
Neil Strauss and Anthony Bozza
The most gripping real-life account of female depravity we’ve ever read... makes Pamela Des Barres’ I’m With the Band read like a nun’s diary in comparison.
Danny Bonaduce
“Amazing book, if you can stomach it. It’s wild and brave!”
Ami Angelowicz
“Sounds like this page-turner has all the makings of an international best seller.”
Rush and Molloy
“It’s not hard to see what might incite the mullahs in Tehran…”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061992490
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 6/1/2010
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 340,171
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Roxana Shirazi was born in Tehran, Iran, and was sent to England at age ten. She holds a master’s degree in English from Bath Spa University, and lives, loves, and writes in London.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Holy Cow

    This is not your mother's rock and roll. After readying the glossed-over and romanticized accounts of other groupies and rock bands, this was a big eye opener. She pulls no punches and neither does her visceral writing style. All I can say is... Holy Cow.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 1, 2010

    Better than expected!

    Although the title made me wary, I was pleasantly surprised after reading this book. When I heard this was another groupie tell-all, I already envisioned what the story was going to be about, but I decided to give it a shot anyways. The tale is explicit, but has a completely different vibe than other rocker stories. Her story is very dark and emotionally compelling. Actually, the first half has nothing to do with rock and roll. Instead, she talks about her journal to sexual maturity, from her childhood in Iran to escaping to London, and all of the difficulties and heartbreak she experienced. She chronicles her whole life, from childhood to groupie-status, sharing her most explicit stories about her sexcapades with various rockers (all of which she names!). Maybe not a story for the more conservative types, but nevertheless a great read-- actually found myself unable to put it down. Not to mention the language is poetic and flowing, making the story easy to read and follow. Don't be scared off by the title-- give it a chance, you will be pleasantly surprised!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2012

    Hated it

    This is what happens to little girls who are molested and not loved by there daddys. She is looking for validation. Any girl could tell that these guys she"loved" were abusive. She says she is smart and independent, but she couldn't even tell these stars she wasn't interested.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2011

    pathetic

    She wants readers to think she's "empowered" but in reality, she's clearly insecure and desperate. I feel sorry for her. I read an interview where she said she was "looking for love" but this is very obviously not the way to find it. You must respect yourself before anyone else will ever respect you, and no one will love someone they don't first respect. I'm certainly not prude, there's nothing shameful about sex, but your self-worth has nothing to do with who you've slept with, which is what she seems to (perhaps subconsciously) believe.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2011

    WORST read ever!!

    AWFUL...

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2013

    What a disappointment!

    Less of a memoir about feminism and "taking back" the word slut... more of a diary of explicit encounters with B-list (maybe even C-list), aging musicians. Roxana's need for acceptance and willingness to do anything sexual for attention makes me sad. It's no wonder I had never heard of this book before. Her metaphors are the most tiresome part- if you choose to read it anyway, I hope you like the phrase "raven-haired rocker" because she uses it on just about every other page.

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