Monday, 23 June 2014 18:34 | Kissimmee, Florida
Thank you for a fabulous time!
We just got back from our trip to the Netherlands and Amsterdam. We had a wonderful time in this beautiful country! The highlight of our was staying at the "Happy Sleeper" and the evening dinner and conversation with you and Philip.
The accommodations were superb! We loved the "Luxury Loft" on the second floor. This is an old, grand house, so the stairs were kind of steep going up to the loft, but once in the Loft, the beautiful sleek bathroom with its walk-in shower for 2 was especially romantic (like you had told us). We also loved the fully equipped kitchen and fridge (done up in your trademark red color?), which was useful for preparing small meals when we didn't want to go out. The view from the loft overlooking the garden was very peaceful, and the skylights not only gave us extra ventilation, but made the loft very bright and sunny. The huge queen sized bed was really comfortable and made us want to stay in bed rather than going out sightseeing.
In the morning, the cooked breakfasts were delicious and very well presented. From warm whole grain breads, eggs any style, ham, local preserves, juices and good coffee, it was always a great nutritious and filling way to start our day. Please thank the boys (Alki and ?) and especially Philip for doing a great job looking after us.
The "highlight within the highlight" of the trip was the delicious dinner we had on the second night at your house. Our compliments to Philip for being such a great chef!
The after-dinner conversation and stories you told were absolutely delightful – it was like having our own personal "One Woman Show" right there in your living room. Xaviera, you are a wonderful and an *** woman, and we're so glad to have met you and spent a little time with you. You are a true historical treasure – you have lived such a full, exciting and adventurous life, and it's all due to your intelligence and quick wit. We will never forget this trip!
We have posted on Facebook the pictures we took right before our departure from your house. I will tag you on the pictures so you will see them. I also wrote a glowing review for you on TripAdvisor.
By the way, James also wanted to wish you a belated "Happy Birthday" since you and him share the same birthday (we call them "birthday twins"). We saw the pictures you posted on Facebook of your party, and it looked absolutely fabulous! Wish we could have been there -- maybe some birthday in the future we can celebrate it together with you.
If you and Philip are ever in Orlando in the future, please let us know so we can meet up for dinner and maybe take you to one of the Disney World parks. It would be our pleasure.
Until we meet again,
Lots of love,
Nildo & James (and Paul).
Sunday, 15 December 2013 13:25 | Reading, Pennsylvania, USA
Wow. A Fan Since I Was A Freshman In High School 1
Dear Ms. Hallander,
I fondly remember cutting class and sneaking off into the woods where I sat and read your memoir.
Having just completed the 8th grade in a strict Catholic school you helped me to understand that *** was more than OK ... and that it can be a wonderful adventure.
I'd be very HAPPY to publicize anything you have to say on our new ONLINE COMMUNITY (currently in rapid development)
www.ThePublicWeb.org ... for whatever service it might provide you. We expect that the site will be a local model for other ONLINE COMMUNITIES throughout the US and elsewhere.
WOW XAVIERA HOLLANDER
Dewi van den Bossche
Saturday, 14 December 2013 17:28 | Tilburg
Thanks for a very nice stay.
Dewi and Max (excellent!)
Friday, 27 September 2013 18:13 | Hardenberg
Greetings from Sam.
Monday, 09 September 2013 20:37
Recently visiting my ex who lives in a big house in France with a huge library, I came across your book there. It was a real find as I'm doing research for a film about a woman who willingly goes into prostitution. And I am happy to report that it is with great satisfaction and interest that I am reading your book! Nic
Sunday, 05 May 2013 02:45 | Midwest, USA
Like so many others, I found "The Happy Hooker" among my parents' things. They never saw it again, but I put the book to good use.
Thanks for opening my mind and heart. You taught me to enjoy every aspect of my ***uality.
I consider you an important early influence on my life.
Love you. Thanks!
Thursday, 31 January 2013 18:39 | Seattle, WA
Loving "The Happy Hooker" book
I'm 30 and just heard of your book, "The Happy Hooker". I'm halfway through and felt compelled to let you know how great it is. Your story is ***, you are very brave, and your text holds up in 2013 as though you wrote it yesterday. BRAVO, MADAM!
Monday, 21 January 2013 01:41 | alhier, natuurlijk...!
Drs, en nog wat meer (want men doet soms wat...)
Hai tante Vera,
Ik ben de kleinzoon van je oom Ben (die van Het Parool, je weet wel).
Wellicht interessant, want we hebben elkaar eerder letterlijk bijna getroffen:
je reed me ooit eens bijna aan tegenover Paradiso met dat suffe brommertje van
je (met iemand achterop) bij het vorige concert van De Residents.
Ik had toen iets moeten zeggen, of slaan wellicht, want: brommerend toeteren
op de stoep om mij weg te krijgen voor een parkeerplekje: tantetje toch...
Maar, dat is vele jaren geleden. En wist jij veel wie je voor je had.
Als een iets ouder en milder neefje meldt je nu:
The Residents verschijnen op 20 mei a.s. aan het IJ, en de vvk is begonnen.
Wellicht ook voor jou leuk om ze weer eens te zien?
Jouw onbekende neefje:
Tuesday, 18 December 2012 23:45 | Toronto
Fantabulous Holiday-Time Newsletter!
Great Holiday Newsletter!
So glad to read that your leg is feeling better and that the 2nd treatment worked^^
I hope this new year brings you and Philip oodles more good health and FUN.
Those theatre productions looked great and I'd have loved to have attended.
Great assortment of photos.
Sending warm hugs & love to you & Philip for this holiday season.
Enjoy your party!
Thursday, 15 November 2012 14:18 | Melbourne, Australia
I was 13 when I discovered your book in my Dad's closet in 1975. You were the first, the best, the only for many years. erm, apart from the boys.
You shaped and left an indelible mark on my psyche, which remains today.
I would so much love to come and enjoy the off-stage familial environs in your pics - there's a certain 'circle of life' that would be finally fulfilled.
In lieu of that, at least I can touch you with this email.
You made a difference in my life. You allowed me to liberate my thinking.
You are, indelibly, a part of me.
Silk touches and brief hugs,