— Heidi Knapp Rinella
Author, Nevada Off the Beaten Path
You know you’re curious. Everyone is. You want to know what happens inside a Nevada brothel, where almost anything goes — and it’s legal! Laraine Russo Harper has theanswers. In Legal Tender, she provides a firsthand look behind the scenes at a renowned legal house of prostitution. This fascinating and funny memoir uncovers it all: the working girls, thecustomers, the practices and pitfalls of a unique industry. More important, Legal Tender puts a human face on the women who sell sexual services and the men who buy them.
Laraine Russo Harper served for six years as the madam of a well-known brothel in Pahrump, Nevada, sixty miles west of Las Vegas. She spearheaded a dramatic transformation of the brothel from a dingy collection of trailers into a luxury resort. Harper no longer works in the industry, but she still lives in Pahrump with her husband and seven dogs.
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The book is mostly a self-tribute to the author as a super business woman. Not too much information on brothel activities--just how well the author managed the enterprise.