Love Letters to Bangkok Bar Girls and Their Revealing Interviews
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.
an intimate portrait of Bangkok's red-light district...
-- Time Magazine
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A never-before-told expose of the love lives of Bangkok's bar girls and the foreigners who rent them -- confessed in their own words.
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...Thai women seem passive, but are capable of fighting back...wives back home are rarely understanding.
-- London's News of the World Sunday Magazine
...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