A Roaring Girl

An Interview with the Thinking Man's Hooker

by H. A. Carson


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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/6/2010

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 504
ISBN : 9781449080891
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 504
ISBN : 9781449080907
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : E-Book
Page Count : 504
ISBN : 9781449080914

About the Book

The surreal life and bizarre times of a college-educated career call girl.

A brave new look at the oldest profession, A Roaring Girl is, without a doubt, the most unusual book of its kind ever written. Part edgy, x-rated memoir; part sex-positive, pro-prostitution polemic, H. A. Carson's 400-plus page interview with an anonymous "escort" known as "The Thinking Man's Hooker," is an unflinchingly honest presentation of one woman's professional life and Weltanshaung in all its sordid/surreal, gonzo/glamorous glory. From start to finish, the book is, much like the subject herself, intelligent, outrageous, relentlessly "in your face," and utterly unique. A Roaring Girl presents a prostitute who is neither gilded angel nor fallen victim nor pseudo-sexy, "nymphomaniacal" sophisticate. She is the sex worker as female outlaw/entrepreneur; the prostitute as world-class iconoclast. Perhaps most intriguing of all, A Roaring Girl lays bare the surreal world of pay-for-play psychopathia sexualis with humor and compassion as well as the unflinchingly analytical insight of a "happy hooker" swapping stories with Kinsey or Havelock Ellis. Raw, irreverent, visceral, disturbing, and funny, A Roaring Girl is, above all, a "roaring" good read! It is astonishingly literate, unabashedly erotic; flawlessly analytical; shockingly explicit, and surprisingly (and often darkly) humorous. Carson's mystery woman turns a phrase as effortlessly and as expertly as she formerly turned tricks. Whatever else can be said of her, the whore can write.

A Roaring Girl is a  revolutionary work. It is also fascinating,  You will try, unsuccessfully, to put it down.


About the Author

H.A.Carson is a freelance writer, perennial student, world traveler, and self-described "world-class iconoclast" who lives in California. Educated at the University of California and abroad, Carson is the author of A Thousand and One Night Stands: The Life of Jon Vincent, Cat's Eye: A Complete Guide To Person Care, and The Sex Workout And Diet Guide: for Real Men!