Rather awesome cover from audible

Narrated by Curt Troutwine

Run time: 2 hrs, 20 min


It’s actually only about ½ about Sally Stanford. Then, it goes into a litany of about 6-8 other madams. Interesting history, but it reads like a book report.

Additional Comments:

  • Please note that I’m not a huge non-fiction fan, so I tend to get nitpicky.
  • Not sure why the title centers in on Sally when the second half is about other people. It’s slightly misleading. Should have been something like Sally Stanford and other Dynamic Bordello House Madams that Shaped the West (or something like that).
  • The author is 110% on the side of the House Madams and vilifies the somewhat corrupt committees that tried time and again to shut them down.
  • It’s definitely a unique topic. Seems well researched.
  • Relatively clean, despite the topic. Still, wouldn’t exactly file under clean reads.
  • I’m totally blanking on Sally Stanford’s real name now, but it was interesting to see how she chose her new name.


If you’re up for learning more about a slightly shady side of history, this worth checking out.

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