Diary of a Manhattan Call Girl (Nancy Chan Novels)

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A fun, witty, sexy, page-turning novel written by a real-life, high-priced Manhattan call girl.

This is the diary of Nancy Chan, busy career girl, in her thirties, newly engaged and trying to balance job and romance. But Nancy is a high-class call girl, a fact her banker fiance, Matt does not know (he thinks she’s a copy editor) and Nancy wants to keep it that way.

With one foot in the bedrooms of her rich and demanding clients and one in the world of her fiancé and his family, Nancy demonstrates, in her inimitable fashion, that if you know the dance, you can keep those two worlds from colliding. At least for a while.

This wonderfully intelligent, sexually frank, rollicking novel gives us fresh insight into the machinations and politics of being an expensive call girl in the modern world. Quan pulls no punches, gives no apologies, and has written one of the best and most honest books yet on the topic.

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‘Bridget Jones with attitude’ Guardian

‘Chock-full of bad-girl secrets… tantalizing’ Cosmopolitan

‘Unexpectedly wise, observant and best of all – fun’ Los Angeles Times

‘A new perspective on the world's oldest profession’ Honey

From the Author:

Who is Nancy Chan?

Ever since Nancy Chan's diary began running in Salon.com, I've been asked by readers and relatives, by prospective and former boyfriends: "Are you Nancy Chan? How much of Nancy is really you?"

I'm unable to give a completely straight answer because, well, I'm like Nancy in some ways. Fact and fiction are often blurred in Nancy's life, and in mine. Like Nancy, I ran away from home during my teens, and I know what it's like to take pride in a job while keeping it a secret.

When the original series ended -- with Matt slyly inserting himself into Nancy's apartment to deliver a surprise marriage proposal -- I received hundreds of e-mails from readers wanting to know how Nancy would handle being a full-fledged fiancée: Could a girl like Nancy really give it all up for a guy when she's at the top of her career as a call girl? How big was that engagement ring, anyway?

My call-girl readers were especially intrigued. Contrary to the latest stereotype (that prostitution is just "sex work"), selling sex is much more than a job. Having sex for money can become a way of relating to men -- and enjoying men -- that competes with your romantic life. Successful hookers are sharp-witted, hardheaded and hardworking but many are also diehard romantics. We want our emotional fantasies to come true, perhaps because we spend so much time fulfilling other people's fantasies.

When you run your own business, you are married to your job. When this job is also a secret from your boyfriend, a proposal of marriage may represent the fulfillment of a fantasy -- but it brings real-life complications, as Nancy Chan could tell you.

As to whether I am currently guilty of leading a double life, planning to marry a guy like Matt, secretly endangered by scandal, or coming out with a sequel to the current novel, I will now resort to misquoting D.H. Lawrence: "Never trust the author. Trust the tale."

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