Madam: Inside a Nevada Brothel [NOOK Book]

Overview

Sex is for sale 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, in Nevada’s legal brothels. Former madam Lora Shaner takes you into the parlor—and bedroom—of Sheri’s Ranch, in this compelling account of the sex-for-money culture. You’ll read about Mary Clair, the nun-turned-prostitute; Ellen, the errant wife; Coral and Millie, the happy-hooker tag team; Alice, the pro with the heart of gold; and the turn outs, part-timers, sex addicts, adventure-seekers, and other ladies of the house. You’ll also meet the cathouse clientele: ...
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Madam: Inside a Nevada Brothel

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Overview

Sex is for sale 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, in Nevada’s legal brothels. Former madam Lora Shaner takes you into the parlor—and bedroom—of Sheri’s Ranch, in this compelling account of the sex-for-money culture. You’ll read about Mary Clair, the nun-turned-prostitute; Ellen, the errant wife; Coral and Millie, the happy-hooker tag team; Alice, the pro with the heart of gold; and the turn outs, part-timers, sex addicts, adventure-seekers, and other ladies of the house. You’ll also meet the cathouse clientele: Lester the rodeo rider, who liked to warm up by playing horsey; Mr. Yamamura, who paid thousands for three minutes of pleasure; and Golf Guy, who employed Sheri’s girls to help him perfect his stroke; as well as the hunks, nerds, pimps, professional athletes, and other customers who ring the brothel doorbell at all hours. Madam’s piercing character studies and poignant sketches of day-to-day life in a legal brothel strip bare the myths about the world’s oldest profession, revealing the hearts and souls of the women who sell sex—and the men who buy it.
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Editorial Reviews

Las Vegas Sun - Melissa Schurr
"I expected to be titillated by Lora Shaner's behind-the-scenes book on life in a brothel. Illuminated, even. I didn't expect to be moved."
Melissa Schurr
"I expected to be titillated by Lora Shaner's behind-the-scenes book on life in a brothel. Illuminated, even. I didn't expect to be moved."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781935396093
  • Publisher: Huntington Press
  • Publication date: 12/7/2003
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 341
  • Sales rank: 611,625
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Lora Shaner is a journalist by training and was a brothel madam by chance. An alumna of Texas Western College in her hometown of El Paso, Texas, she spent 20 years as a civilian public information officer for the Department of Defense in Texas and California. She chose early retirement and moved to Pahrump, Nevada. There, on impulse, she took a full-time job as madam at a legal brothel. She has discussed her fascinating adventures on numerous TV and radio programs and Madam has been covered in national magazines, such as Penthouse, Bikini, and Harper’s. Shaner now operates a public relations and advertising agency in Pahrump.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2012

    Loved this book

    I enjoyed this book loved the storys snd insight in to brothels

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2001

    Excellently Written-Passionate, Daring and Totally Unconventional!

    A fantastic book! A book of insights and deep dark secrets, offering the reader the most sumptuous feast of a novel to ever emerge from this 'other' side of life. A true roller-coaster of emotions evoking laughter and compassionate tears at the same time. I devoured each page, staying up 'til the wee hours of morning with this one-of-a-kind find. Where has this author been all my life?? Read this book and be prepared to discover stories which have never previously existed in the world of literature! They're delicious, funny, sensual, painful and some are outright unbelievable! Overall, it's an outstanding contribution to our real understanding of the deeper processes that shape all our lives; it reveals the human side of prostitution. Like others, I thought of prostitutes as dirty, miguided and low-life's. Those who patronized them were just as despicable in my mind. But of course, I knew nothing of the real facts until I read Madam. I had never thought about the disabled, the disfigured, the paraplegics or the mentally retarded who may never experience the human touch, a hug or being held in a woman's arms, except when they visit brothels and the women/prostitutes who are with them emotionally as well as physically. Most women I know, myself included, would not have the level of compassion it would take to hold a severely retarded man in her arms, while he drooled and jerked all over her! The book paints all sides of the story, the good, the bad and the ugly. It's all so very fascinating and a real learning experience. I felt like I was watching the entire brothel operation through the Madam's eyes and heart. Thank you, thank you for an unforgettable experience and life-lesson!

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