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You'll Never Make Love in This Town Again

3.26  ·  Rating details ·  286 ratings  ·  50 reviews
Wild, graphic, sometimes funny, ultimately sad -- this is the book that had Hollywood hiding behind closed doors and "no comment." Four beautiful young women tell the stories of the famous, the sexy, the rich, and the sadistic.
Paperback, 251 pages
Published October 1st 2006 by Phoenix Books (first published March 1996)
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Michelle
Jul 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
So funny, a lot of us have the same comments in our reviews.

No this is not a well-written book.
No this is not a book that should be read by many.
However, if I'm still talking about it (as I did after concurring with a friend about not loving Shades of Gray 2 but then saying "BUT did you ever read this book, You'll Never Make Love in This Town Again?") And I thought it was amazingly shocking and spellbinding then, and still remember it now several years later.

I too read this a long time ago
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Mark Desrosiers
Nov 14, 2007 rated it really liked it
Shelves: memoirs
Two of this book's authors, Robin and Liza Greer, were stars of the classic Mystery Science Theater 3000 episode, Angels Revenge . Liza -- who dishes the nastiest dish here -- plays the fresh-faced pigtailed teenager in that movie. As Amy noted, the anecdote about George Harrison and his ukelele is priceless.
Bunny
Jul 03, 2012 rated it did not like it
Shelves: read-in-12
Ugh, this book could turn me into one of those people.

I would never, ever, ever say that the way someone dresses, or a situation they purposefully put themselves into makes them "deserve" whatever treatment they get. That's an asshole belief of the highest accord.

But goddamit, this book made me one of those people.

These women are so far from sympathetic that if I were to meet one of them in real life, I would punch each of them in the face. ESPECIALLY Liza.

This book was written many many moons
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Ann Moody
May 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I read this book 15 years ago when it came out and I give it 5 stars now, because I remember so much of it, and the celebrity names mentioned. Rarely does a book make such an impression. The other reviewers are spot on with the murkiness of the cautionary tale as told from the authors' viewpoints. They seem damaged souls, but conflicted even as they tell the stories. In some ways they enjoyed some of their experiences. On the other hand, it marked the end of all my celebrity crushes, once and ...more
Giddy Girlie
May 02, 2008 rated it did not like it
Shelves: once_is_enough
I found this book at a thrift store and was intrigued and since I only paid 25 cents for it I didn't have a lot of expectations for it. That being said, the book was still kind of a stinker. The stories being told are sold as a cautionary tale to young women in Hollywood who let the men call the shots, and how these 4 women allowed that power to lead them into a life of drugs and prostitution.

However, the stories were full of bragging and glamour and never reached the right balance of "it was
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Passenger B.
Mar 17, 2017 rated it did not like it
The introduction was promising as the editor, Joan Parrent intimated her sexist experiences with some of the high and mighty of Hollywood.
As I began reading the first story in the book, Robin's, I was heartbroken to hear about how her parents had neglected her and facilitated her almost-rape and being pimped out by an older female "friend".
But then instead of being a cautionary tale and revealing the mechanisms, the brainwashing and how it chips away at a young girl's/woman's psyche the book
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Tamara
It's billed as 'very shocking' which, after living and working in LA, it's not. But there are some gossipy fun stories and one woman calling Warren Beatty old and fat did give me the giggles, but the sad advice at the end of each woman's story, making this a cautionary tale was very pathetic. I am a cynical old crone.
David Peters
Jan 01, 2011 rated it liked it
If you read this book you will never be able to look at a lot of celebrities the same way again. A lot of movies will be ruined for you.

It is supposed to be a cautionary tale, and I think it accomplishes that task quite well. It definitely removes all the gloss and lightheartedness that Pretty Woman tries to sell you.

And Sylvester Stallone, that is messed up man.
Lupine
Dec 27, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: adult, funny
Best trashy book ever. Easy. True or not it made for a fun, no brainer read. Worth reading for the Xanadu quote while referreing to Olivia Newton John's husband and I still call Gary Busey, "Scary Abusey." I did not, however, want to be caught reading it in public so I only would read it at home.
Kelly hayden
Mar 05, 2008 rated it really liked it
If you love gossip you will love this! I read this book while living in Jackson Hole. I was a waitress at the time and sylvester stallone came into the place where I was working. I was already really nervous to meet him and even more so after reading the chaper all about him......
Tori Miller
The namedropping gets very annoying and seems unnecessary if their purpose is supposedly to help save young girls from falling into the traps they did.
J.C.
Oct 02, 2007 rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
the inside, perverted, not to often told story of hollywood.
Angiebaby
Jul 31, 2008 rated it liked it
Juicy, trashy read and perfect for the tub or beach.
Degrassi
Jul 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
I read this book awhile ago and certainly this lifted the lid on the excesses of celebrities...sex, drugs, Hollywood, you name it. Yes it was voyeuristic but still a good read. One of the fascinating accounts was of John Ritter's 9 1/2 hour sex marathon "pure, hot, jackhammer sex" with a high class escort lady in her apartment. However, the escort lady's account doesn't exactly quite add up, because she wrote in this book that after their 9 1/2 hour sex marathon, he took her for a meal to ...more
Hannah Colen
Oct 09, 2019 rated it did not like it
bought this book for $1 at a book sale, but i regret even doing so. this book just wasn't what i thought it was going to be...it was really about exposing men in hollywood and name-dropping (which i'm all for! expose predators), but it also exposed a lot of sex workers/ women just for the sake of doing so. the way it was written was really poorly done, and was clearly for erotic shock value. could've had so much potential in educating and destigmatizing
Nikki
Jan 09, 2020 rated it liked it
The stories of these four women were obviously full of pain and broken trust and abuse and wrong choices. But it was all told in a very matter of fact way and failed to evoke much, or any emotional at all, in me other than disgust for men. Which I already have in plenty from my personal experiences.
Jeff
May 13, 2017 rated it it was ok
Women with no moral compass dish gossip and whine about being whores.
Cheryl
Oct 13, 2019 rated it did not like it
Got halfway through and....naw, I am good. Poorly written and honestly it's just not interesting.
Sarah
Jun 22, 2009 rated it it was ok
Shelves: memoirs
SLEAZE: Someone talked about this book one night at the bar. Intrigued, I texted my librarian gf asking her to pick it up. I hope she was not embarassed getting it from her colleagues.

It pretends to be a warning against the evils of prostitution and guys who do not respect women. But it's much more like a boasting about how hot the women are (constantly they talk about their bodies, and how no one could keep their eyes off them). I don't know that much about celebrities and it was written in
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Jennifer
I believe some of these stories and have serious doubts about others.

Primarily I felt this was a book written out of spite and bitterness by a bunch of washed-up whores who can't really make a living by banging celebrities anymore so they've decided to air their sexual deviancies out of desperation.

I also get the distinct impression that some of them were in love with some of these famous men and feel the need to put them on blast since they did not requite the feelings and fulfill their
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grundoon
May 13, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
2.5 Somewhat interesting (or disgusting, or infuriating, depending on view) content is presented with agenda. Ostensibly, to help prevent other women from making the choices they did, and to even up the score a bit on the provider/consumer imbalance of prosecution. Mostly, however, you'll find a handful of women - top-dollar Hollywood call girls - portraying themselves as victims. Of men. Of drugs. Of men. Of alcohol. Of men. Of their handlers. Of pretty much everything except their own free ...more
Shmorty
Sep 17, 2008 rated it did not like it
This book was awful. Could four prostitutes be more in love with themselves? I don't think so. Apparently every man in Hollywood thinks these ladies are the most beautiful women in the world because that is all they talked about. I'm glad I got it from the library because I would have felt like I wasted my money on top of wasting my time.
Simone
Jan 13, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: salacious-trash
I have a really great photograph I took of Mary reclining by the pool in a bikini at our hotel in Las Vegas, this book in one hand, a bloody mary in a plastic cup in the other. I think that pretty much tells you all you need to know about this fine piece of literature.
Jane Brokaw
Mar 14, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: People who LOVE trash
In light of the current scandal, this book seems appropriate for a little light reading. This book, and its sequel are both fab tales from Call Girls who drop names. I would bet that by the 3rd edition there will be some Spitzer tales.
Tanisha
Jul 22, 2014 rated it it was ok
This book was perfect for my purposes- light fare for a camping trip. The stories are presented in vignettes, so easy to set down at any point. I'm not sure that I would pay for this book, but it was entertaining.
Christina Cuanalo
Feb 15, 2015 rated it liked it
This book was a page turner but these 4 women were beyond dumb. They never seemed to learn their lessons. They kept repeating the same mistakes. At times it seemed they were glorifying their lifestyle. This book is a total guilty pleasure, that's about it.
Emma
Dec 01, 2009 rated it did not like it
Shelves: biography
... in which a group of whores bang on about how gorgeous and sexy they are and all the big names they've fucked (only one of which I'd actually heard of, from memory).

Avoid, because this WILL rot your brain.
Kim Dixon
I bought this book from Amazon for a few pennies because I was interested in one chapter. Eventually, curiosity took over and I read the whole book. Honestly, I have mixed feelings. I enjoyed the chapter I wanted to read,but the rest of the book was ok.
Charlotte Ann
Apr 27, 2009 rated it really liked it
OMFG!!! This was so trashy and voyeuristic...only like the best combo ever. Reading this type of book is like doing Suduko or word-circle puzzles. Nothing brilliant comes of it, but it is enjoyable, whittles the time away and you are letting your brain fire.
Theresa
May 29, 2013 rated it liked it
very easy read~ some interesting stories.
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