[Book Review] The Last Living Slut by Roxana Shirazi

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Title: The Last Living Slut: Born in Iran, Bred Backstage
Author: Roxana Shirazi
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: June 1st, 2010
Number of pages: 336
Format: Ebook
Genre: Non-fiction/Autobiography/Memoir

Book Blurb

The outrageous, yet surprisingly moving, memoir of a girl who fled the Iranian Revolution–and found her salvation in the deliriously sexy life of a rock-‘n’-roll groupie.

Honest, provocative, and vividly written, “The Last Living Slut” is the memoir of Roxana Shirazi, who was raised traditionally in Tehran. After her family spirits her to the West in flight from the Iranian Revolution, Shirazi is led far astray by the sound–and the sex appeal–of rock and roll. Caught between her sexual appetites, passion for music (and musicians), and fear of being a bad seed, Shirazi bares her soul to offer a raw account of her life as an eager-to-please rock groupie. With appearances by members of Guns N’ Roses, MOtley CrUe, Velvet Revolver, and many more, The Last Living Slut is a moving memoir of growing up in the political turbulence of Tehran; an unflinching portrayal of teenage cultural dislocation in London; a backstage romp that makes Pamela Des Barres’s I’m with the Band read like a nun’s diary; and a white-knuckled tale of jilted love and brutal revenge.

Thoughts:

First of all, I agree with the book blurb The Last Living Slut is a moving memoir of growing up in the political turbulence of Tehran; an unflinching portrayal of teenage cultural dislocation in London; a backstage romp that makes Pamela Des Barres’s I’m with the Band read like a nun’s diary. This book is much better than “I’m With The Band. I was struggling to read that book even though it got praises from millions of its readers.

Secondly, groupies are always linked with sluttery and fuckery. A die hard fan would be obsessed with her/his idol but rarely spending time together in a hotel room. Groupies are not always fond of the band’s music, but most likely to sleep with one or all members of a particular band to fulfill their wildest dreams.

Roxana was born in Tehran, Iran. Her family is a traditional. When she was a child, she wore hijab religiously.
But her wildest fantasy began when she saw Axl Rose on TV (probably screaming “Welcome to the Jungle”).
Her sexual adventure just began from that moment.
Poverty and political forced the Shirazis to move to England.
Roxana was adopted by a hippie family and soon adapted the locals’ lifestyle.
She’s living a double life: as an A grader at school and a stripper at the middle eastern club at night.
Her rock star encounters began when she met Stuart Cable, ex drummer of Stereophonics, through a mutual friend.

Roxana was notoriously f*cking members of Avenged Sevenfold, Towers of London, Brides of Destructions, Motley Crue, Guns N’Roses, and so on.

I can’t fathom how a smart girl like her spending time with rockers, living like a porn star (most parts of the book is hardcore, I think, even put 50 Shades of Grey to shame). With her achievements, she could teach at a university and living graciously.

I also couldn’t stand the abortion part. I’m a mother and against abortion. She described the process in details, which put me to tears and disgust.

Overall, it’s a good reading if you want to dig up rock stars and groupies’ life.

If you’ee curious about the author, just google her name and her pics will pop up. Guaranteed to make your eyes popped😄

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About lustandcoffee

A housewife, a mother, a passionate literati, a writer, a tea addict & occasional traveler. I also translate some articles for a business magazine. I'm a contributor for Writer's Magz Indonesia.

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