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The Internet Escort's Handbook Book 1: The Foundation Perfect Paperback – October 16, 2006

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Every woman considering an adult entertainment career should buy this book
and take the advice that Amanda is providing. This book has vital
information you will need to know.
Dolores French, author of Working: My Life as a Prostitute


The Internet Escort's Handbook is a delightful, well thought-out look at modern-day escorting. Author Amanda Brooks has taken up the task of addressing every question about physical and mental health that a woman could ask before she becomes a sex worker who advertises through the Internet. --$pread Magazine

Brooks has written the Handbook in a conversational style that is highly appealing; a style, one might add, that is difficult to implement effectively. The authorial tone used throughout is chatty, yet astute, and informative, without being dull. --Electronic Journal of Human Sexuality

In the same way a secretary is provided with an office manual and a writer has a writer's guide for reference, Amanda Brooks has brought to the market an intelligent, one-of-a-kind book that any woman working as an escort should not do without. --FemmeVIP.com

From the Back Cover

Amanda takes a subject that makes most people blush, gosilent or laugh and gives it the honest, human touch it needs. Not onlydoes she explain how the business can affect you, she shows how you cancontrol your own business and life by making informed choices. Even if youwouldn't be an escort in a million years, seeing the power a smart womancan exert over her life is something we all can use.
-- Ms. Lisa, Founder of EscortSupport.com, the largest community andresource site for professional escorts on the Internet


The first reference series of its kind...

If you've ever wondered what it's like to be an escort or haveconsidered working as an escort, then you've probably wondered things like:
Is this something I should be doing?
Do I need to look like porn star to make money?
What will clients expect from me?
What are my real health risks?

These questions are just a few of the many issues discussed in thisgroundbreaking book. Read the Table of Contents for a detailedoverview.
Every woman considering an adult entertainment career should buy thisbook and take the advice that Amanda is providing. This book has vitalinformation you will need to know. It's a perfect companion to read with mybook, Working: My Life as Prostitute. Mandatory reading!
-- Dolores French, author of Working: My Life as aProstitute


Amanda Brooks may be the closest to an American Geisha we will ever see;the cultivation of what is beautiful in human interaction transcends eventhe author's exceptions, I think. The book was designed to educate, informand improve the lives of Internet escorts, but it is clear, there is no manor woman who could not benefit from the wisdom of this book...This shouldbe required reading for every woman and man who has ever wondered about thewhy's and how's of the opposite sex...I may have learned as much aboutwomen and my relation to them in the first fifty pages of this book as Ilearned in my first forty years of life.The Handbook's online Resources. -- Brent Kenton Jordan, author of Stripped
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Product Details

  • Perfect Paperback: 214 pages
  • Publisher: Golden Girl Press, LLC; 1st edition (October 16, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0978094409
  • ISBN-13: 978-0978094409
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 5.5 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,311,605 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Amanda Brooks is an American author, escort and advocate.

Amanda's escort work has spanned four continents: North America, Europe, Australia and Asia. Her career in sex work has encompassed stripping in upscale clubs, US brothel work, and domestic and international mid-range to high-end independent escort work. Her two award-winning books are The Internet Escort's Handbook Book 1: The Foundation (2006) and Book 2: Advertising and Marketing (2009). Amanda is currently working on Book 3 and is an acclaimed blogger.

A passionate advocate, Amanda has served on the Board of Directors of two non-profit advocacy organizations for the human rights of sex workers, Desiree Alliance and Sex Workers Without Borders. Her TV appearances include The O'Reilly Factor, Fox's "The Live Desk," and Australian ABC. She was interviewed for two documentaries: CNBC's "The Business of High End Prostitution" and National Geographic's "Sex For Sale." She's been a radio guest on both domestic and international programs, including Playboy Radio, The Judith Regan Show and Michael Smerconish. Amanda has presented on sex work for Duke University, the Desiree Alliance Conference, a medical conference, and a conference on violence against women.

A native Texan, Amanda returned to Dallas in 2011 where she currently resides. Amanda holds a double-major Bachelor's degree in English and photography.

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I just got done reading the book a few hours ago, as someone who has been an escort hobbyist for many years it was interesting reading about the other side of the coin. Ms. Brooks is humorously insightful as she explains everything from the differences between a Professional Escort and a call girl. As a hobbyist I have known for years that the stigma of escorts are women who are addicted to drugs or were molested as children is not always the case. The book helps to show that most people in this business are professional and deserve to be treated as such. If you are considering this line of work this book should be the Genesis of an escort Bible. I really look forward to reading the continued editions!
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This is not a sex book. The style is simple and direct. there are lots of very interesting topics. I loved the part about "taking care of physical appearance". This does apply to women in general, not only escort business. The part about protecting yourself from STD is a little paranoiac but since this job is exposed to high risks, it is good to know what the risks are. I would recommend this book for all women and men (even if this is mostly for a women audience), curious about this underground world. It is more about the facts and the technical aspect than about the morality, although the author mentions the psychological part and the fact that it often leads to a double life. This book is intended to be a how to guide, but it can be read for entertainment only as well. I am a married man and I have more respect for these women after reading this book. They are normal women, often educated and running a home business, with all the administrative part of it.
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I found this book to be a very informative book which I would highly recommend to anyone who is fascinated by this aspect of the adult industry or is seriously considering entering the escort profession.The author covers everything from "is this profession right for you" to medical,emotional and cosmetic issues.Its very well written and broken down piece by piece.I enjoyed it alot!
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If you're a rank beginner, and if you have no idea what you might be getting into (aside from Hollywood's versions), this book is a great start. Written by an escort, its down-to-earth style and coverage of many aspects of escorting gives the reader an idea what to expect. It explains how escorts are businesswomen, despite the casual nature of it all; they aren't unpaid hook-ups. It tells how women who go into this kind of work need a specific mindset in order to succeed. It covers safety. It shows the A-Z aspects in a simple and direct way.

There are a few things she didn't cover, but that's to be expected in a beginner's book. This book is intended specifically for the beginner. I would highly recommend it (and her second book, The Internet Escort's Handbook Book 2: Advertising and Marketing) if you are thinking about such a venture.
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Well written and interesting handbook for ladies considering becoming an escort. Provides no nonsense advice on starting, as well as making sure that if considering this as a short term career that she is mentally prepared for it. For the men who are curious about women who wish to pursue this as a profession, it provides hidden insights into what sort of men pay for these services, as well as what you should be considering if you do decide to use an escort. It really is all about a personal intimate interaction with another human being. The writing is very straight forward, but conveys the intelligence of the author, and is an excellent example of how to thrive in a profession. Many of the principles espoused by Amanda Brooks should and could be applied to any service industry that wants to be very successful. I highly recommend this book.
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I must say I'm slightly disappointed. I felt that this book constantly stated the obvious to the point where I just became disinterested.

Either I happen to know a lot on this subject already (which is surprising) or this is just a book of common sense. I feel like I really didn't learn, discover or find out much. However, I did learn a few new things, so I won't bash the book too hard...but I do want my money back.

luckily I got the text in kindle form. So glad too, because returning it was not too much of a hassle and I don't think this book would have been worth the wait :\

ALSO! the author kept referring to book two
so it was "(vague commentary)...I'll explain more in book two" um? rip off?

OH! and the sense of humor in the book wasn't all that funny.
I would have liked to have read more facts than jokey opinions. -___-

point being. This should be a blog not a book.
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Even though the book is intended specifically for those considering escort work, a lot of the things Amanda talks about in the book are generalizable to other areas of sex work. It really lays things out for you in a very logical, systematic fashion. It is written in an easy, every-day, simple language, such that one can get through the book very, very quickly and retain most of the information presented. My only qualm with the book is its price. I think its grossly overpriced. Pricing it down a bit might generate more sales for her books but given her very business-minded mindset, I can totally understand the price she's set, and regardless, I'm definitely looking forward to reading more of her work.
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