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    TYLER STODDARD SMITH speaking and signing Whore Stories: A Working History of Working Girls (and Guys)

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    July 18, 2012


    TYLER STODDARD SMITH speaking and signing Whore Stories: A Working History  of Working Girls (and Guys)

     Have you ever wondered how Heidi Fleiss came to be the face of upscale prostitution or if Casanova really was the world's greatest lover? How about why Latin playboy Rubi Rubirosa got the nickname "The Ding Dong Daddy"?

    Anything but judgmental, "Whore Stories" sheds light on one of our more stigmatized icons: The Prostitute. Featuring the true stories of famous streetwalkers, call girls, rent boys, and go-go dancers, this book offers a revealing look at the men and women who have blazed the bawdy trail of prostitution since the dawn of time. While you may think that you know everything about this occupation, "Whore Stories" includes plenty of details and even celebrities, such as Maya Angelou and Bob Dylan, that will leave you in awe.

    From private schools and child preachers to mime fantasies and unfortunate amputations, this book uncovers the truth behind the world's oldest profession.

    Tyler Stoddard Smith has written for Esquire, UTNE Reader, The Texas Observer, The Science Creative Quarterly, The Morning News, McSweeney’s, Monkeybicycle, Yankee Pot Roast, Identity Theory, Johnny America, Word Riot, The Nervous Breakdown, Barrelhouse and The Big Jewel, among others. He was born in Houston and currently lives in Austin, Texas.

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    603 North Lamar
    Austin, TX 78703

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