The Happy Hooker
The Happy Hooker: My Own Story is a best-selling memoir by Xaviera Hollander, a call girl, published in 1971. It sold over 20 million copies. Robin Moore, who took Hollander's dictations of the book's contents, came up with the title, while Yvonne Dunleavy either transcribed the book or ghostwrote it.
Hollander's book inspired a series of movies, starting with The Happy Hooker (1975), which starred Lynn Redgrave. The film was followed by two sequels: The Happy Hooker Goes to Washington (1977) and The Happy Hooker Goes Hollywood (1980). In the sequels the role of Hollander was played by Joey Heatherton and Martine Beswick respectively.
- The Philadelphia Inquirer on The Happy Hooker: "He said he found it fascinating that her book, which has sold 20 million copies to date, is still being picked up today." (26 June 2008)
- Hollander, Xaviera (1971). The Happy Hooker: My Own Story. Sphere Books. ISBN 0-06-001416-4.
- John Cassidy, "The hell-raiser", Sydney Morning Herald, 9 December 2000, Good Weekend, p. 80
- "The Happy Hooker Details". The New York Times.
- "THE HAPPY HOOKER GOES TO WASHINGTON | British Board of Film Classification". www.bbfc.co.uk. British Board of Film Classification. Retrieved 13 December 2018.
- The AFI Catalog of Feature Films:..The Happy Hooker Goes to Hollywood