Ladies of the Night by Gene Simmons
A Historical and Personal Perspective on the Oldest Profession in the World

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Entertaining overview of prostitution. Simmons (Kiss and Make-up) manages to work into his narrative both the Greek philosopher Diogenes and the Moonlight Bunny Ranch brothel. Other than the occasional sex joke Simmons is serious about giving his subject its historical due stating upfront I am not here to judge womens personal choices or how they choose to empower themselves. Using numerous famous illustrations (William Hogarths 18th century painting A Harlots Progress) Simmons and coauthor McCarron support this argument by adroitly exploring a range of topics.

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Gene Simmons was born a very poor Chaim Witz in Israel in 1949, and immigrated with his divorced mother to Brooklyn in 1958. Thrilled by comic books, The Ed Sullivan Show, and rock and roll, Simmons ultimately decided that people crave great rock and roll music and a great theatrical show. People crave excitement and escape from their everyday lives. This inspiration led Simmons to create the most enduring sound in rock music history.
Published December 9, 2008 by PHOENIX BOOKS, INC.. 176 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting, History, Political & Social Sciences, Law & Philosophy, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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Since “throughout history, women have never had access to power,” Simmons argues that prostitution has been a way for women to “monetize” the “only thing that women have ever owned.” Using numerous famous illustrations (e.g., William Hogarth's 18th-century painting A Harlot's Progress ), Simmons ...

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