Madam: Chronicles of a Nevada Cathouse

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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 bedrooms -- 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 ...
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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 bedrooms -- 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. Yamaura, 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, cheapos, 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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  • ISBN-13: 9780929712574
  • Publisher: Huntington Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/1999
  • Pages: 305
  • Product dimensions: 6.33 (w) x 9.34 (h) x 1.13 (d)

Table of Contents

Part I The Way it Was
1 A Night in a Brothel 1
2 How Long Has This Been Going On? 15
3 Come Into My Parlor 27
4 Ladies of the House 37
5 Happy Hookers 87
6 Nut Cases 103
7 Little Sister 113
8 Marlene 127
9 Susan 139
10 Alice 151
11 Ellen, Ruth, Ed, and Lester 165
12 The Men 193
13 The "Other" Men 231
14 Invasion of the Wireheads 257
15 A Slo-Mo Day 267
16 They Also Serve: The Support Team 277
17 Winding Down and Summing Up 293
Part II The Way It Is
18 The Resort 305
19 The New Regime 315
20 "How To"--A Brothel Primer for Newbies 321
Appendix 327
What Do The Neighbors Say?
Brothels Hardly Cause a Stir in Pahrump Valley
When It Comes to Prostitution
Prostitution Ban Fails
No to Juvenile Prostitution
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2001

    Come, walk the halls! Step into the Lineup! Gaze into the Merlot of Humanity!

    If you are looking for a book that describes the 'tooth'n'nails' of the sexual involvement between a 'working lady' and her client, stop here, 'Madam' isn't for you! Sorry!!! But, if you want to take a literary walk through the halls of a 'thousand stories', then 'Madam' is a great start! 'Not so quick! There's no running here!' Just a wonderful pace, that allows you travel the internal workings as seen through eyes of this outstanding writer. But I must warn you, this is not just chapters, about brightly lit signs, that becon a way on a moonless night, nor is it, of the neverending ring of a bell that calls all to 'the Lineup, it's not even a 'call to order' for or against prostitution! What 'Madam' is, is a terderly written work, that captures the mulifaceted lives of all those that live, work and play at a brothel. Madam, will take you beyond the bimming 'parlor', past the smoke filled bar, down the cooly lit hallway and deposit you into the hearts and souls of the folks that call this brothel their home and all that live with them, their family! This an outstanding book! There is little doubt, 'When God was mixing up a batch of humanity, he/she made sure this author got an extra serving!' Bravo!!!!!!!

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