Saturday, 18 August 2012 09:08
Hi, I have been listening to your audio version of 'The Happy Hooker' and I LOVE IT! You have such a great memory for details! Some pretty sexy stuff there, Ms. X!
I bought it from your site. I'm so happy to finally hear your sexy voice after all these years. I used to read the PH magazine advice column. It brings back fond horny memories!
Thank you for all you have done for the world in your life and career. I admire you greatly & I think that if there were a Saint for Sex, you should be it! Working women need to be respected.
I have great respect for sex workers, male and female. So many of us humans are lonely, sex/love starved and sad. I have personally never met with a 'hooker', but I know a few fellows who have and I admire the ladies who perform the often much needed 'services'.
I would like to hear about your thoughts on what HIV/AIDS did to the sex industry. Were condoms used back in the 70s for protection from stds/pregnancy in brothels? I am assuming they were. I wish the working conditions for so many women in the sex trade would get better. There is so much drug and alcohol addiction in 'the life' and so much physical violence. It is often so very sad.
I would love to receive a personally autographed item from you:, a photo, a note card, something like that.Is this possible?
Saturday, 02 June 2012 12:48
Having visited Amsterdam many times before on numerous business trips, I’d never managed to be present around
‘Queensday’ which is celebrated each year at the end of April. My English friends kept telling me for years how I missed out on this event. Apparently there was so much to do and see, music and dance in the street as well as on many local boats in the canals and the largest
So I finally made it this year. Thinking it would be ok to arrive about 1 day before, coming
from Brussels straight after a work meeting, I couldn’t have been more wrong, for Amsterdam was packed with people, many hotels
turned out to be fully booked! I was told not to go too far out of the centre, since public transport would not run on Queensday.
I rang a dear friend for advice and was given Xaviera Hollanders’ B&B address & tel.number for he’d managed to find himself and his IT crew this address while working at the RAI centre and had nothing but praise for this address, practically round the corner of the RAI and a 10 min. walk
from the WTC station from where I’d made the call.
At the time I was unaware I was going to meet, eat and sleep at the amazing villa of Xaviera Hollander, author of ‘The Happy Hooker’ the
intriguing famous book I’d read as a teenager and her gorgeous husband Philip. The villa’s situated in a posh quiet part of Amsterdam, right around the
corner of the Beethovenstraat, with it’s elegant designer shops, great restaurants and a large handy ‘Sainsbury’s like superstore.
The tram/bus stop for the 20 min. ride to the center is found on 5 min. from the B&B, it couldn’t be easier.
I was greeted by Philip, two lovely dogs and was thrilled to spot two duplicates of my own Siamese cats fast asleep in their basket.
Philip introduced me to Xaviera Hollander and I have to admit I felt quite star struck, a feeling that has not left me since….
There, sitting in the sun on their patio, I was drinking tea with this amazing, youthful, energetic woman who’d made me forget how tired
I actually was. My room was clean and inviting, however strictly forbidden for the cats & dogs.
Queensday morning started with a warm greeting from Philip and a superb breakfast shared with the other guests from Canada & Hungary.
Later that evening I enjoyed a splendid dinner prepared by Philip and enjoyed every minute of the warm. cozy ambiance, the great stories
and the feeling of being amongst friends. I had the pleasure of staying in this amazing place for four days but have already booked a week
in July when I will be visiting the ‘Floriade Garden & flower show’. I highly recommend this B&B and the amazing vibrant couple who run it, to
anyone who loves animals ( even your own pets are welcome),clever conversation and amazing objects d’art.
Sevenoaks, Kent UK
Sunday, 27 May 2012 02:56 | USA
Hello Ms. Hollander,
I read your first book as a teen and loved every bit of it, as well as your advice column. Now that I am in my 50's, I have started to research this lifestyle and I feel very drawn to it.
I would be honored to receive any private advice from you, if at all possible. I know your life is busier now than it ever has been, so I understand if a private consult is out of the question.
Thank you for your openness and advice you have offered through your books and through your articles in Penthouse over the years!
Thursday, 24 May 2012 18:43 | Scotland
I remember picking up your book from my mother's bedside table. A child then, I read it. I had already been groomed by my uncles. Since then I have had a pretty 'normal' life but now in my 50'th year I'd like to pursue my own life.
Glad that you are recovering. Hopefully I will meet you in Amsterdam to finish my education. x x
Wednesday, 16 May 2012 09:07
I absolutely loved the book The Happy Hooker.
I read it years ago and since havw been looking for another copy.
Can you please tell me where I might locate one? I am not sure if they are still in print, or reprinted at all.
Tuesday, 15 May 2012 16:18 | Malang, Indonesia
Lieve Xaviera en beste Philip, Goed te lezen, dat je je ook hebt kunnen vermaken tijdens deze -toch vervelende - operatie.
Fijn dat dit weer achter de rug is.
Een hartelijke groet vanuit Indonesië en hoop jullie dit jaar weer eens te ontmoeten. Zou het er ooit van komen -een boek - over de belevenissen van mijn chauffeur Maulana in combinatie - al dan niet - met mijn eigen belevenissen?
Monday, 14 May 2012 22:11 | Toronto, Canada
nice to hear from you - May is birthday month & know yours is coming up next month - many happy returns! 8)
Sunday, 13 May 2012 19:05
Dear Ms. Hollander, I am sure you meet alot of people, but meeting you is one memory I will never forget. Drew and I were in Amsterdam (me for the first time) last Easter and you and Phillip opened your home to us for a very nice visit. Bought a few things from you all, got some pics and had a lovely visit. We stayed too long and missed the train and Phillip ended up taking us back into town. Just read your newsletter and I am so glad that you are doing better after the operation! Take care of your sweet self, enjoy Spain and hope to get the thrill of seeing you again! Leslie
Sunday, 29 April 2012 10:16 | belgië
Ik ben een verzamelaar van handtekeningen.
Ik ben in het bezit van bijna 5.000 originele handtekeningen van politici, artiesten, auteurs, acteurs, en sportlui, die allemaal één voor één met zorg bewaard worden in een alfabetisch klassement.
Nu zou ik graag ook ùw naam toevoegen aan deze collectie, vandaar mijn vraag of ik uw handtekening zou kunnen verkrijgen op een foto, of op een gewoon blad papier. Ik zou het in elk geval ten zeerste weten te waarderen mocht u aan mijn vraag willen tegemoet komen.
Dank bij voorbaat, en nog veel succes in uw professionele carrière en in uw privé leven.
Met vriendelijke groeten,
Tuesday, 17 April 2012 15:11 | Toronto, Ontario
What an outstanding book :) Reading Happy Hooker well left me happy and speechless!