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Whore Stories by Tyler Stoddard Smith
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May 30, 2012

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(9/52 — 2012)

Somewhat entertaining book, but if you're looking for serious history, look elsewhere. At first I was pretty put off by the author's writing style — he seemed more interested in cracking jokes than telling the stories of the characters. Eventually his stupid jokes faded into the background and I learned to skim for the interesting details about each person's life. Kind of a shame, because if you're writing a book and how Prostitution is a normal, if not noble, profession, you shoot yourself in the foot by attempting to belittle everyone you write about.
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Reading Progress

May 30, 2012 – Started Reading
May 30, 2012 – Shelved
June 11, 2012 – Finished Reading
November 12, 2016 – Shelved as: history
November 12, 2016 – Shelved as: essays

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Randall Larry Anderson here. I really think you missed the mark in your review of Whore Stories. As I indicated in my own review of the book, there are no "stupid" jokes in it. There are a few pretty off-the-wall remarks, but nothing stupid and nothing mean.


Brittanie It's not possible to "miss the mark" with one's own opinion.


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