(born 15 June 1942
) is a former prostitute
, best known as the author of The Happy Hooker: My Own Story
, ISBN 0060014164). The book was notable for its frankness at the time and is considered a landmark of positive writing about sex
. She has since written a number of other books and produced plays in Amsterdam
. For many years, she wrote an advice column for Penthouse magazine
. Her latest book Child no More
is the heartfelt story of Xaviera losing her mother.