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Secrets of a Webcam Girl

3.19  ·  Rating Details ·  189 Ratings  ·  27 Reviews
Kindle Edition, 308 pages
Published (first published December 15th 2011)
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Lisa Wightman
Jan 07, 2013 Lisa Wightman rated it it was ok
This book was very flat. I didn't feel like it was written by a real person, describing real events, very hollow. There was also a lot of repetition, where descriptions of people were given 2 or even 3 times, it's a short read and my memory's not that bad! I expected a sort of expose of the sex industry and I don't really think I know more than I did from reading newspapers and magazine articles. Bit boring to be honest.
Matt Kelland
Aug 19, 2012 Matt Kelland rated it it was ok
Sex worker memoirs tend to fit into one of three categories.

The expose. Oh, how horrible it all is, if only people knew.
Pride. I like what I do, and I make good money. Don't judge me.
Contempt. All these guys are sad, but I'll take their money. It's a job.

This is one of the third category. It's emotionless, and just a chronicle of encounters made to seem as pedestrian as possible. It's not an interesting read except as an insight into how someone becomes jaded.
Marina
Mar 22, 2013 Marina rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Learned a lot about [spoiler alert!!] ---------------> body-rub girls... didn't even know what they were before, have never even heard of the profession. I mean, I know they exist, I just didn't know what they were called. It's an interesting insight into the life, though I'd like to have read more about the life of a webcam girl (which was only probably the first 1/5 (maybe less) of the book. I'm sure there would've been more interesting stories/issues there too if the person stayed in the w ...more
Wanda
May 03, 2012 Wanda rated it really liked it
This is my third sex trade memoir book, and probably my favorite so far. Annabelle Baxter is extremely candid about working as a webcam girl who transitions to erotic massuese due to the crappy economy. I like that she was very detailed about the actual business side of things, and she also shared many of her thoughts and feelings. She's also hilarious. When I read, "If ejaculate were rainbow-colored or flecked with sparkles, there might be something worthy to look at. To me, it looked like a ru ...more
Nancy Bout
Aug 07, 2012 Nancy Bout rated it really liked it
Second book on sex trade memoir and this was a very easy fast read.the writer is smart,witty!
I enjoyed this book & it opened my eyes to what happens in massage Parlors w happy endings lol!
Bottom line it was good,she added a nice touch of humor which is what I really enjoyed!!
Jessica Jubb
Aug 24, 2014 Jessica Jubb rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I found it hard to put this book down... Not something I expected to enjoy but I had never had much knowledge on sex work and this was an interesting and funny read.
Sam Woodfield
I downloaded this book for my Kindle as it was free and I thought it might be an interesting memoir as per 'A Secret Diary of a Callgirl'. However, I was disappointed as it really wasn't.
The book is a memoir of the authors journey from Real Estate Agent, to on-lie stripper and then body rub provider. It tells quite graphic tales of some of the clients requests and the authors experiences of providing services to the men who paid to visit.
So why was this disappointing? Because it gave very little
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Jennifer
Aug 10, 2012 Jennifer rated it really liked it
This is quite a vivid book, no details missed. I was curious as to what it might entail, so I gave it a shot. It actually surprised me in a good way.

Annabelle Baxter is a young woman living in the Rockies, trying to find steady income. After searching high and low, she stumbles upon an online ad for web cam girls. At first she plays it safe with just recruiting men, but after seeing where the real money lies, quickly moves up in the business. From there, she only delves deeper into the erotic jo
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Kay Bolton
Sep 02, 2013 Kay Bolton rated it it was amazing
This is another one of my Daily Selection of Free Kindle Downloads on Amazon (DSOA) from way back in March 2013, yes I am that far behind!

Originally I was interested in it as a part of the reference reading for my own novel, which has a high erotica content, and thought that it might be the usual full on but trite offerings that are so often seen.

I was totally, and happily wrong, it was so well written and very interesting. The Author gave a reasoned and entertaining view of her rise to, and lif
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Helen Stothard
Jul 25, 2013 Helen Stothard rated it it was amazing
I bought this originally as I was doing some research for a client I was working with.

This book made me cringe, it made me laugh out loud and it made me sad.

The book is actually very little to do with being a webcam girl but more about being a massage girl, apparently an illegal operation in the USA.

The authors descriptions of some of her clientelle are so well written you'd think you were in the same room, and that's why you'll cringe.

It's not what I'd call an erotic read, it certainly wouldn't
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Madeline
May 05, 2014 Madeline rated it did not like it
I didn't like this book and I didn't finish it.

I saw this book on the counter of an Airport book shop. God knows I take all my good reading cues from what airports think I should read. But I was taken in by the glossy cover with the artfully posed half naked woman in black and white. It screamed classy titillation in keeping with the work of Belle De Jour. However, this book just made what should have been juicy bland. Each chapter was an anecdote, and by about halfway through, I could barely r
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Kate Martini
Jun 09, 2015 Kate Martini rated it did not like it
I felt absolutely nothing after finishing this book. I didn't hate it, but I certainly didn't enjoy it. It was so sterile and half-hearted, even though the majority of it is X-rated. It was just a book going through the motions. It was also a little pathetic - not only did I feel pity for the woman in question, but the poor men who have just had their unusual sex lives put down in print! Yes, the names have been changed, but I'm sure the men who read this book and have visited this women (if any ...more
Tatterededges
Jan 11, 2015 Tatterededges rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
This book was disappointing. Disjointed and superficial. It reads like a string of unrelated blog posts strung together for a book, which, is exactly what it is. It lacks direction and has no point to it. It just rumbles along, same, same and then ends abruptly with a dismissive I'm still doing this footnote. Whatever.

It was a quick and easy read but not worth it. She paints a very sanitised picture of the sex industry. A stream of lovely, well behaved, wealthy, intelligent men with great conver
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Ruth
Dec 08, 2015 Ruth rated it it was ok
Shelves: contemporary
Do you know this wasn't a bad read at all for a kindle freebie. Putting the content to one side, the writing style was good - straight forward, grammatically correct most of the time and not stuffed full of superfluous metaphors and the like. Content was slightly repetitive and in some cases, really yucky. Recommended to those of the normal crew that will not be outraged by the fairly smutty content
Hannah
May 31, 2012 Hannah rated it liked it
I downloaded this as it was free and I enjoy true life stories. Anna is very likeable smart funny and always straight forward and honest about what she does and what led to her doing what she does. A fairly short read good for picking up on those days when you only have ten minutes here or there to dip into a book.
Becky
Oct 22, 2012 Becky rated it liked it
This is the first memoir book I've read so I didn't know what to expect.
It was like the tv series Secret Diary of a Call Girl, which I loved, but without the sex as Anna is a webcam girl who moves into the world of body rubs to make more money.
It was a quick easy read and an eye opener into the sex industry.
Mazmum
Apr 09, 2012 Mazmum rated it liked it
I would have liked more background on her before she started doing the camerawork.
Ronnie Jacobs
Sep 10, 2013 Ronnie Jacobs rated it it was amazing
Really enjoyed this memoir. Made me giggle I rather a lot of places. Good book
Amy
Aug 05, 2012 Amy added it
i loved this book it was something thats abit differant to what i normally read and was a good book the pages turned themselves
Danielle Uhlman
Jan 28, 2014 Danielle Uhlman rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this one. There are definitely some strange ones out there! I guess different "strokes" for different folks fits the bill!
Gina Urlich
A bit disappointing as it is not a story but short notes on her interactions with various clients. And no out come ...
Jules Mitchell
was surprised that i actually liked this.
Andie Long
Mar 21, 2012 Andie Long rated it really liked it
If you like Belle de Jour you'll enjoy this. Fascinating!
Carolyn D'Argenio
As far as reads go, this was a quickie. (Pun intended). They say you learn something new everyday. I learned a lot today. Actually, it was interesting to learn about this underground industry.
Georgie Zonneveld
Oct 04, 2013 Georgie Zonneveld rated it liked it
Was alright, real easy read and interesting to see a glimpse into that kind of world.
Kit
Oct 31, 2014 Kit rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: memoir-biography, ku
Would have been better entitled secrets of a sex worker, but that does bring up thoughts of human trafficking.
Sarah
Sarah rated it it was ok
Mar 09, 2013
Victoria Munn
Victoria Munn rated it it was ok
Jul 14, 2014
Dean R Garnham
Dean R Garnham rated it it was amazing
Dec 30, 2016
Rose
Rose rated it really liked it
Mar 13, 2015
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