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Overall customer rating: 4.000

New York's Society "Madam"

by metra2 on Feb 27, 2014

Polly Adler was the American dream -- sort of. She came to New York as a little girl, penniless, with no knowledge of English and during her career established numerous bordellos that caterered to the rich and famous. This 1953 memoir offers a fun and often insightful look at times gone by, the kind of social history that is rare but well worth a look.

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by Edgar E S on Feb 2, 2012

Absolutely no gratuitous sex but a lot about organized crime and politics. Compares favorably with The Madame of the House, another brook about the "glamor" of high-class prostitution.

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by Randy H on Apr 1, 2011

Book is a typical bio in that author justifies her deeds through positions and conditions placed upon her by outside forces not of her own choice. It is an interesting look into the times when women were just awakening into a more assertive position in society. Has some interesting antedotes about famous persons of the era.

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