on December 11, 2014
Just one kernel of wisdom extracted from this book would more than pay for the cost, and there are many kernels of wisdom within it. I'm sure there are legions of men who would now give most anything if they could go back in time and read it before coming to Thailand. It's not a long book, but I consider were I sitting in a bar would it be worth the price of a drink to have the author share this knowledge with me? The answer is a definite yes!!! The information can be a bit sobering and depressing at times, but that's what reality is like! I plan to read a few more of his books as well. My only gripe is the lack of proper proofreading in this particular book.
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on August 13, 2017
The reality ofLove that behooves us all is that in reality it is an illusion. Love is nothing more than a concept a design in which I would burden a group to define and agree upon a utopian explanation thereof. Without more knowledge confronting the dangers amongst us, especially behind the fresh smiles and beauty we are helpless. We endure the burden of relationship to quell the silence of loneliness. Let's remember what happens to the the folly who swims with sharks with tuna in his pocket. I pity the individual who decides to travel anywhere without empowering himself intelligently beforehand. Lessor evils exist in every part of the world meaning the unidentified ones torture those who don't prepare themselves. I see others reviews on this book of which don't give credit to the true value of the information presented. I don't know if it's because they don't realize how much they have benefited from reading it afterward. I guarantee some have benefitted and have avoided challenging circumstances in some shape or form after reading this book. I have witnessed and heard of many of the scenarios presented in this book. The authors gives good background into the underworld afoot regarding 'extracurricular tourism' in Thailand.
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on January 11, 2018
This book should be required reading if you plan to visit Thailand and engage in paid sex.
The author seems to have very good understanding of the topic And broke it down in a way that it was more easily understood.
His conclusions are consistent with other findings overall such as sisters of patpong.
The main point for Western men going for sex tourism being the men think about sex and emotions such as falling in love. The prostitutes think about money and love emotions play no part for them. You can guess the advantages and disadvantages this kind of interaction would have.
Book is very well written with only a few spelling errors.
I read the book both before I went and then another quick read after the trip to get my perspective back.
Highly recommended.
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on October 19, 2014
No punches pulled here, every aspect of prostitution in Thailand is covered from bar girls to ladyboys and plenty of horror stories are revealed along the way. There is a lot of useful info here, defiantly a must read for any potential sex tourist interested in Pattaya/Bangkok. I personally plan to visit one day and I feel like I have a greater understanding of Thai hookers and the potential pitfalls along the way.

As a minor negative, there are a number of typos in the book most of which happen in the second half.
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on November 29, 2014
Man this book has changed my whole view of what to expect when I go to Thailand for my first time in January. I have also purchase the 50 scams book by this author to help further educate myself. Wow what a good read.
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on March 8, 2018
There are those that are married with grown up kids that still look for those deluded men that step off that the plane . They have their husbands drive drive them around telling those poor guys that their husbands are their brothers and the father insist that their "brothers" show their courtesy and hospitality of Thailand. Ithe "husbands" are teaching her how to rip you off in Thai. If you ask he will say that he is telling her to be more loving to you.
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on May 20, 2017
Having been to Pattaya I enjoyed reading this book and find it to ring true
I'm not going to lie
I sponsored a Thai hooker briefly
But I wouldn't buy her a new motorbike
Hers had gotten stolen (yeah right)
I did get some nice pics tho
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on April 25, 2016
pretty much the garden variety thai hooker bashing...some shards of truth...good cationary tales for newbies...gramatically terrible...
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on April 5, 2015
In interesting view into Thai culture in a non-judgemental way. It is hard to believe the fatalism of Buddhist culture. There is good insight into what not to do and how to avoid getting into trouble with the pimps and police. There are rip offs and corruption at every level. If you are even thinking about a sex tour to Thailand it is best to go armed with knowledge.

These girls can earn US$5,000 per month in a country where the average income is US$600 per month. Most of them are from poor villages in the north. They got married early, had children and their Thai husbands abandoned them. They get into prostitution to survive.

Neither you or the feminist "do-gooders" are going to "save" them from this life. (BTW nobody wants to "save" men from working in dirty, dangerous, life threatening mines for a fraction of the money.)
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on April 29, 2016
Interesting. This is not a tittilating story from a sad fxxxxker. This is actually a very insightful book on thai culture. Awful title but great read. Hard to believe but its true.
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