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Legal Tender: True Tales of a Brothel Madam

Legal Tender: True Tales of a Brothel Madam

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by Laraine Russo Harper Russo Harper
     
 
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

Overview

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.

Editorial Reviews

Heidi Knapp Rinella
“Wow. Talk about Nevada ‘off the beaten path’. In Legal Tender, Laraine Russo Harper gives readers a tour of the state’s legal brothel industry. Find out who pays for what — and why — what’s on the ‘menu’ and that it’s really true; some men do pay just to talk.”
— Heidi Knapp Rinella
Author, Nevada Off the Beaten Path
Jack Sheehan
“Legal brothels are legendary establishments in these parts. They would have to be to lure customers away from the Las Vegas Strip, with all its earthly delights. And who better to share a brothel’s colorful history than the madam who saw … and heard … everything.”
— Jack Sheehan
Author, Skin City: Uncovering the Las Vegas Sex Industry
Wayne Bridge
“Laraine Harper left a positive mark on the Nevada brothel industry. It takes a very special individual to oversee a covey of strong-willed working girls and her sense of humor and ability to make the best and the most out of any situation is reflected in her writing.”
— Wayne Bridge
CEO, Sin City Chamber of Commerce

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013492547
Publisher:
Stephens Press, LLC
Publication date:
11/18/2011
Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
250
Sales rank:
561,671
File size:
6 MB

Meet the Author

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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Legal Tender: True Tales of a Brothel Madam 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
MerlinDB More than 1 year ago
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.