Bold, sizzling, and candidly narrated.
“My Whorizontal Life is the first book in An Escort’s Tale series by Sephe Haven, a memoir that covers the author’s first six months as an escort. Readers are pulled into the author’s search for love through the most unlikely path: prostitution. The story starts with the setting and the timeline of New York City in the late 1980s. . .
A modest but very modern-day heroine.
“I thoroughly enjoyed Book One of Sephe Haven’s My whorizontal Life series. The first book in the series is called The First Sex Months and it is a surprise and a delight to read. I loved it. The first-person point of view and Sephe’s voice make this book a superior read. It can be as exhilarating and as sad as sex itself. . .
Sephe Haven writes really well, but that realization sneaks up on you and the surprise is a delight. Sephe’s voice and tone make a combination that is woven together to create a seamless masterpiece. All of the elements of a good story are here. Quirky characters, ridiculous dilemmas, an unlikely but totally believable life, and a spunky, slightly naive, but ultimately strong and very likable protagonist. Sephe is beautiful. Sephe is smart. She is worthy of the life she dreams of, but she just doesn’t know it yet.”
An honest memoir of a woman committed to becoming an actress at any cost.
“My whorizontal Life: An Escort’s Tale by Sephe Haven is not what it first appears – erotica; it has too strong a story and only a discreet amount of sexual detail. What it is, actually, is an amazingly honest memoir of a woman committed to becoming an actress at any cost, and the costs, financially and emotionally, are high. . .
I was utterly fascinated by My whorizontal Life: An Escort’s Tale. Who hasn’t heard of Juilliard, famous for its high standards of teaching in the performing arts? There is no excuse for non-attendance – “Even if you are DEAD, your casket better show up. Or you will be CUT.” Escorts, Sephe discovers, are prostitutes, and they’re illegal and any client might be a policeman. Susan runs her agency by strict rules too, taking her share of the girls’ earnings, but Sephe’s reward for work she detests gradually pays her debts. Does she loathe the work? Does she become an actress? Read My whorizontal Life: An Escort’s Tale by Sephe Haven and find out!”
Candid and engaging.
“My whorizontal Life: An Escort’s Tale by Sephe Haven is a non-fiction memoir written by Sephe of her foray into prostitution. In this book, Sephe writes about her dream to get into a prestigious acting school, become an actress and an artist, and she describes her journey through her college years. In spite of getting into the prestigious Julliard School as she wanted, her career doesn’t take off. . .
I liked My whorizontal Life: An Escort’s Tale and think it is a great book. Sephe has written a candid account of her experience so far with prostitution and the shadowy, underground world in which it takes place. Although Sephe has admitted the high as well as low points in her life and career, overall, she seems to be content with her life as it turned out. While this is great for her, the book also provides an insight into the tragic aspects of life as a prostitute for many others who live on the fringes of society without any hope of a better life, as well as the real risks involved in doing this. I also appreciated that Sephe has chosen to talk about her so-called friend to who she confided her secret and his judgmental behavior is once again a sad reflection of an unfair and sexist society that condemns the women involved in this, but never the men. Sephe writes candidly and engagingly and I am looking forward to reading more books from her.”
You can’t help but be intrigued.
“When you spot a book title such as My whorizontal Life: An Escort’s Tale by Sephe Haven, you can’t help but be intrigued. Will it contain salacious details of hot sex, prostitution style? Will it shock or titillate? Will it deteriorate into a series of repetitious sexual encounters? Or is this just another author cashing in on the general public’s appetite. . .
But Sephe succeeds in making even these men happy because she has a unique talent: her attractiveness goes well beyond her looks. It’s about her sensitivity to other human beings whom life has treated unkindly. She discovers their real needs and it’s not really for sex. What is it? That’s the beautiful and really interesting part of My Whorizontal Life, a book I read in one day! Between Sephe Haven’s gift for humor, her insights into human nature, her ability to move the story along quickly through dialogue and still give us realistic, likable characters is excellent. As indicated in the sub-title, this book is the first of two books (or more?) and Sephe Haven includes a few chapters from the sequel at the end to whet our appetites. By the looks of those preview chapters, that sequel will be just as much fun and as interesting as this first book. Haven can add my name to new fans. I predict she’s going to have many more and deservedly so. Don’t hesitate to select My whorizontal Life the next time you’re dying to read something different that is both entertaining and informative…always a winning combination when it’s as well done as this book is.”
A supremely fun read.
“My Whorizontal Life: An Escort’s Tale; Book One: The First Sex Months by Sephe Haven is an autobiographical memoir detailing the author’s time as a sex worker. Set in 1980’s Manhattan, Haven stumbles across a wanted ad for escorts in the paper after losing her second waitressing job. Swimming in debt and with little else to sell, her body. . .
My whorizontal Life by Sephe Haven is a supremely fun read. The narrative is raw and funny, unpretentious and wonderfully enlightening. The characters—some real, some a combination of many—are described to the hilt, drawing on a decade of excess and poised to elicit as much nostalgia as it does drama. There is a genuine element of desperation that initially gets Haven through the door of what is, essentially, an out-call waiting room of a bonafide cathouse. As the story progresses and Haven grows into her role and into herself as an independent woman, we are able to witness the good and bad of an industry we are rarely able to witness at all. There is no question I will read the book that follows this one and recommend this installment to all those who love true life stories that are far more entertaining than the best fiction.”
Julliard-trained actor, stand-up comic and memoirist Sephe Haven is also the one-time highest-rated prostitute in America. Host Yvette Lopez and guest co-host Sasha Carrion talk with Sephe about the similarities between the art of acting and the art of prostitution, how sex work has affected their love lives, Sephe’s struggles raising her daughter, and how the widespread availability of pornography has changed how her clients act in bed.