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The Price: My Rise and Fall As Natalia, New York's #1 Escort

3.74  ·  Rating details ·  295 Ratings  ·  24 Reviews

In this sexy, darkly funny, and suprisingly poignant memoir, famed New York call girl Natalie "Natalia" Mclennan tells her full story for the first time. A cautionary tale about a bright, confident young woman who sells her future for easy money and glamour, "The Price" takes readers inside the world of the twenty-five-year-old-girl "New York" magazine labeled "The $2,000-

Hardcover, 256 pages
Published November 25th 2008 by Phoenix Books (first published October 1st 2008)
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Sabrina Rutter
Oct 22, 2009 rated it it was amazing
This is by far the best book I have ever read written by a former escort about the business. All of the books I have read by prostitutes up to this point seem to have been written by mentally unstable ones. Although Natalie has her own psychological problems she's intelligent, and not psycho like most of the others I have read about.
Natalie is a really likable person even though her actions might not be admirable. I don't always agree with her on things, but everyone is entitled to their own op
Nov 25, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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First of all let's get it out of the way, if you are interested in this book because you think it's the girl that got the New York Governor busted. It is not. However the author did work for the same agency and helped recruit her into the business.

Second of all, no it does not name names of her clients. Yes, she talks in general terms about a retired NFL QB and a Republican family man that wants to get into senatorial politics, but no she doesn't give you names or even enough details to draw ou
Feb 15, 2011 rated it liked it
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Jun 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
Natalie Mclennan offers a crash course into the crazy world of escorts. From the business side to the emotionally damaging. Natalie went through it all on her way to becoming 1 of the most sought after escorts in New York commanding a cool $2000/hour rate.

While reading this book it was hard to not to feel some kind of emotion for Natalie. Underneath it all and behind the make up and the smile she is a human being and her story is certainly 1 worth telling. I wouldn't necessarily say its a book I
Jun 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
You are free to make whatever choice you want but you are not free from the consequences of the choice.

That's the hard lesson that "Natalia" one of New York's most celebrated escorts learned during her time at the infamous NY Confidential escort agency that gave rise to the likes of another famous call girl...Ashley Dupre.

Known as the "$2400 an hour woman" Natalie McLennan chronicles her rise from humble roots in Canada to her epic fall from "grace" in a very public takedown of one of the count
Dec 31, 2012 rated it it was ok
Ich wollte unbedingt mal wieder eine spannende Autobiographie lesen und begann bei "amazon" zu stöbern. Dabei bin ich auf das vorliegende Buch gestoßen. Es klang total interessant und die Kritiken waren super. Aufstieg und Fall eines Escort-Girls. Klingt doch interessant.
Jedoch konnte das Buch nicht das halten, was es versprach. Schnell stellte sich Langeweile ein. Natalia kokst, hat Sex - vielleicht noch ein paar Nebengeschichten über die Agentur, aber das ist es auch. Dann der tiefe Fall. Dies
Mar 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, sex, biography, 2015
The Price is the best I've read on the subject of someone's life in the sex selling world. It's fast, glamorous, insightful, hard-assed and a little heart touching. The only thing I would like more of is a scope on the time and events passing.
Jun 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book can get quite sexually explicit but it is an honest portrayal of the downward spiralling of an aspiring actress cum high class escort into a life of parties, drugs and sex. Suffice to say when the money and drugs dry up, it's a cold, lonely place to find yourself. Great read
Feb 09, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved this! Addictive point of view biography!

I couldn't put this down, became very engrossed with the different characters and highs and lows that came with what she did.
Maria Grigoryeva
Feb 04, 2015 rated it it was ok
For some reason far below my expectations, thought that would be smth eye-opening rather than just plain description of escort daily routine.
Mar 14, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Incapable d'entrée dans l'histoire.. peux être trop glocke pour moi.. j'ai abandonnée au 4e chapitres
Geoffrey Kleinman
Sep 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
An extremely candid look at the highs and lows of being one of New York's top escorts. It's an interesting peek behind closed doors, and the author does a good job of keeping the narrative from veering off into the associated scandals. The book also doesn't name drop, which is a mixed blessing, as it would be interesting to match some names to the characters in her book.

It's a pretty quick read, slightly dirty, but well done. Like most first person narratives the first half is better than the se
Feb 09, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The book was candid but very repetitive. She seems nostalgic for her times as a heavy cocaine user and escort and looks back on the memories positively (for the most part) as part of her "star" life. It reads like she's bragging about how much money men are willing to spend a couple hours with her, bragging about her clothes and lifestyle and bragging about her drug use.

In the end the book isn't very well written. It's different, as both a memoir and autobiography, but it feels like McLennan di
Jul 07, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pretty interesting, really fast read. It was really fun reading about the life of an escort. I really had no idea what they did before this. Although she isn't the best writer, it had me hooked the whole time. A really great summer read.
May 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
Sex in the City-- Redux
Glori McCartor
Jul 15, 2009 rated it really liked it
One of my fave's.
Apr 29, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
Can't even begin to imagine. Natalie is an amazing woman and it's incredible to see how a life can be turned around. You're an inspiration, Nat!
Jan 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A look into the business side of this particular high end escort service. Everything in place for a smooth running business but greed and drugs were their downfall.
Mar 14, 2013 rated it liked it
A candid memoir. Not sure what else I can say about it. You do get a feeling for the character of the author, though she glosses over some things.
Celeste Thayer
Nov 30, 2009 rated it really liked it
A good memoir of a drug-addicted, high-end escort. She's compelling, sexy, and always busy, but some of her mini-stories don't actually have any kind of conclusion, and you're left wondering.

Camille Sutterfield
Great book

The book was brutally honest and kept me engaged from beginning to end. It showed the ups and downs of Natalia's. Highly recommend this book.
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