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Belle de Jour by Belle de Jour
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Nov 09, 11

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Read from November 05 to 09, 2011

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Hard Core Sex and the City or Life During The Depression 2.0?

I read this book for two reasons: 1) I needed an easy read so I can reach my Goodreads goal for the year and 2) I watched Secret Diary of a Call Girl. This first half of this book is focused on the sex. In this portion of the book I found a lot to be unbelievable but maybe that’s because I’m a “prudy American.” Most of the “plot” seemed to deal with her relationships and life rather than clients so that’s why I liken it to Sex and the City.

While I know this is a fun book towards the end of the book I started to realize that there was something a little more real to it. It happens when she tries to find another job; she has a PhD and can’t find one. This is the state of the world, you’ve got sell yourself, literally, to live, or maybe I’m reading too much into this chick lit. She did manage, like Julie Powell, to turn her lousy situation into a paycheck so there you go. The thing I liked most about this book was the writing, probably because of the British verbiage.
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