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Diary of a Manhattan Call Girl by Tracy Quan
  

Diary of a Manhattan Call Girl

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Rumoured to be based on personal experiences, this is quite a tale. Sexually explicit, highly instructional and charmingly tongue-in-cheek, it is the frank diary of a newly engaged, sweet copy-editor battling with wedding plans and pending in-laws while earning a hard crust as a high-class prostitute. Both fascinating and fun.

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Synopsis

Diary of a Manhattan Call Girl by Tracy Quan

This is the diary of Nancy Chan, busy career girl, in her thirties, newly engaged and trying to balance job and romance. But Nancy is a high-class call girl, a fact her banker fiance, Matt does not know (he thinks sheâs a copy editor) and Nancy wants to keep it that way.

With one foot in the bedrooms of her rich and demanding clients and one in the world of her fiancé and his family, Nancy demonstrates, in her inimitable fashion, that if you know the dance, you can keep those two worlds from colliding. At least for a while.

This wonderfully intelligent, sexually frank, rollicking novel gives us fresh insight into the machinations and politics of being an expensive call girl in the modern world. Quan pulls no punches, gives no apologies, and has written one of the best and most honest books yet on the topic.

Reviews

A high-heeled walk on the wild side, Tracy Quan
s Diary of a Manhattan Call Girl is a nifty trick of a first novel, combining sexual slapstick with luxury

-goods, hotel-lobby sociology, exposing female vanity and male self-delusion with equal aplomb. Juggling cell-phone calls and quirky clients, Quan
s Nancy Chan is like a Henry Miller heroine with the meter running, bouncing from one trampoline event to another while always keeping an eye on the bottom line. What will shock many is not the explicit play

-by-play action but the knockabout, offhand humor- that
s what shocked people about Henry Miller, too. No artificial sweeteners here: Quan

s adventures in the skin trade deliver a cocktail kick.

- James Wolcott, author of The Catsitters

Nancy Chan is a working girl I can totally relate to, recognize- and imagine sharing my clients with. Addictive, entertaining, and fun to read, this book tells it like it is. Tracy Quan reveals trade secrets and shatters a lot of myths, while creating an accurate picture of what it

s like to be a New York call girl at the turn of the millennium.
- Xaviera Hollander, author of The Happy Hooker

If you want to know the secrets of the trade, pick this one up. -- Jackie Collins

New York's latest literary sensation -- The Independent

Frank, fizzy, and not for the faint-hearted. -- Mail on Sunday

Her sex scenes are delightful -- The Times (London)

A sassy read about a sparky New Yorker trying to juggle her professional and private life...a startlingdebut. -- The Mirror


About the Author

Tracy Quan

Tracy Quan lives in Manhattan. Her first novel, Diary of a Manhattan Call Girl was followed in 2005 by a sequel, Diary of a Married Call Girl.

Tracy first wrote about Nancy Chan in a highly successful column on Salon.com

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Book Info

Publication date

1st January 2006

Author

Tracy Quan

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Author's Website

www.tracyquan.net/

Publisher

HarperPerennial an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Format

Paperback
480 pages

Categories

Adult Fiction
Relationship Stories
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780007235216

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