Callgirl: Confessions of a Double Life

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Schwartz Publishing Pty. Limited, Feb 1, 2008 - Social Science - 256 pages
People ask so many questions about it. You did that? You’re kidding, right? How did you start? What’s it really like? What kinds of people use the service? What kinds of girls work for it?

All callgirls are depraved and drug-addicted - right? No one with any self-respect would ever choose to be a callgirl - right?

Wrong. At the age of 35, Jeannette Angell's life took a shocking turn. Her boyfriend emptied their joint bank account and took off, leaving her penniless. Despite her job as a part-time university teacher, she was an independent, educated woman on the skids. Then she read a newspaper ad for 'escorts'...

Uniquely honest, this is the true story of a three year double life - university lecturer by day, callgirl by night. It tells why Angell made her decision, and reveals what happened on her journey into a hidden world.

“A riveting read - well-written, well-structured, full of impressions and insights.” - Canberra Times

“Erudite, funny and in-your-face.” - Qantas Magazine

“A very able writer and an astute observer” - The Age

“Provocative and insightful.” - Travelink Magazine

Jeannette Angell is the author of Callgirl. Raised in France by an American mother and French father, she moved to the US at age 21. After earning two university degrees, she went on to obtain three more in the US, including a Masters from Yale and a PhD at Boston University. Today, Angell is married and has left both academia and the escort world to focus on writing. She also lectures on prostitution, drug abuse and women's issues.

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User Review  - bookwormteri - LibraryThing

A very revealing look at what it's actually like to work as a call girl. I was absolutely fascinated. Gritty and realistic, but she doesn't get too much into the details of the hours spent sexually with clients. I really didn't want to put it down. Read full review

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User Review  - kakadoo202 - LibraryThing

interesting smart read, bu she really got lucky. I missed more info about bad calls and bad experience from others. She made it look so simple and easy that it is almost too inviting for others to try it too. Read full review

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Jeannette Angell is the author of Callgirl. Raised in France by an American mother and French father, moved to the US at age 21. After earning two university degrees, she went on to obtain three more in the US, including a Masters from Yale and a PhD at Boston University. Today, Angell is married and has left both academia and the escort world to focus on writing. She also lectures on prostitution, drug abuse and women's issues.

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