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Saving the Hooker

Saving the Hooker

(2014)
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Matthew Hristahalois is a not-so-scholarly scholar. He's obsessed with the "Hooker with a Heart of Gold" character that keeps turning up in movies like Pretty Woman and The Hangover - the beautiful and kind fallen woman who can only be saved by Prince Charming. Matthew wins a post-doc to see if real fallen women can be saved by a good man. He casts himself as Prince Charming and sets out to study and rehabilitate real New York City prostitutes, at least until he meets a fiery auburn-haired prostitute who calls herself Julia Roberts.

Saving the Hooker is a fast-paced assault on male hubris and the recycled fairy tales at the core of so many of our favorite books and movies. It is also a bawdy tour of lower Manhattan's escort service prostitution scene, a poke in the eye of academic orthodoxy, and a not-so-subtle send up of cable television talk-news. Centered on the combustible relationship between Matthew and Julia, Saving the Hooker makes comic hash out of modern America's show horse institutions and sacred cow issues: academia, high and low media, political correctness, misogyny and sexual assault.

 
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Hardback Editions

March 2014 : USA Hardback
Title: Saving the Hooker
Author(s): Michael Adelberg
ISBN: 1-57962-368-9 / 978-1-57962-368-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: The Permanent Press
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Kindle Editions

March 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Saving the Hooker
Author(s): Michael Adelberg
Publisher: The Permanent Press
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