...a Freudian whirlpool of sexual fantasies and frustration...damaged egos and haunting super-egos...love and cold calculation...cross-cultural mayhem. -- Far Eastern Economic Review
...delivers exactly what the title describes...discloses more about the complex nature of these encounters than 10 academic treatises. -- Lonely Planet Guide to Thailand
...loneliness, despair and delusion...For many men, these dangerous Thai liaisons are no laughing matter. They become obsessed... -- The South China Morning Post
an intimate portrait of Bangkok's red-light district...Does love conquer poverty, cultural barriers and the fear of AIDS? Sometimes... -- Time Magazine
From the Publisher
A collection of love letters from all over the world, to ladies of the night working in bars on Bangkok's famous Patpong Road. Plus revealing, in-depth interviews with the women who receive them.
Why are some men obsessed with Thai prostitutes? Can money buy true love? How does romance blossom amid the harsh streets? Do bar girls marry their customers?
"HELLO MY BIG BIG HONEY!" delves beyond the neon, glitz, hype and tragedy of Bangkok's red-lit nights and discovers a world of loneliness, desperation and -- sometimes -- love.