Madam

1307Sex is for sale 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, in Nevada’s legal brothels. Former madam Lora Shaner takes you into the parlor—and bedroom—of Sheri’s Ranch, in this compelling account of the sex-for-money culture.

You’ll read about Mary Clair, the nun-turned-prostitute; Ellen, the errant wife; Coral and Millie, the happy-hooker tag team; Alice, the pro with the heart of gold; and the turn outs, part-timers, sex addicts, adventure-seekers, and other ladies of the house.

You’ll also meet the cathouse clientele: Lester the rodeo rider, who liked to warm up by playing horsey; Mr. Yamamura, who paid thousands for three minutes of pleasure; and Golf Guy, who employed Sheri’s girls to help him perfect his stroke; as well as the hunks, nerds, pimps, professional athletes, and other customers who ring the brothel doorbell at all hours.

Madam’s piercing character studies and poignant sketches of day-to-day life in a legal brothel strip bare the myths about the world’s oldest profession, revealing the hearts and souls of the women who sell sex—and the men who buy it.

 

About the Author: Lora Shaner