It’s not everyday that you get to meet an escort, let a lone engage into deep, detailed conversation about their everyday routine. Enter Raoul Rossetti, an Italian gigolo who’s more than happy to provide you with the 411 on his chosen field. Though his real identity remains hush-hush, limited to vague photos on Google search, and exactly one Nylon interview, his recently released memoir aptly dubbed An Italian Gigolo in the City is anything but short on the truth.
Below, we list down three reasons why you should give this raunchy read a chance. Trust us, there’s definitely more to it than just…well…sex.
1. It’s a genuine tell-all that pulls no punches.
If you’ve ever wondered what work for a gigolo is like then Rossetti’s memoir is practically a confessional gold-mine. He discusses the nitty-gritty of it all from how he ended up leading an escort’s life, to describing the various women he’s serviced, and even the specific sexual acts he’s often been asked to do—kinks, fetishes and all. Curious what “cuckolding” and “hotwifing” are? Well, you’ll definitely get a clear picture while reading this book.
2. It discusses sex unapologetically without being tacky
Given the subject matter we know what you’re thinking, but for a tell-all that’s heavy on sex work, the writing isn’t as lewd as you might expect it to be. Of course, Rossetti could have easily gone for the obscene route with this one, but as specific as he does get with his dalliances and escapades, he never truly falls into the cheap trap of over-writing unnecessary, explicit scenes. Instead, much of the book delves into the complex (and not-so-complex) lives of the women he’s been with, and their various reasons for hiring him. Whether it’s a couple wanting to spice up their marriage, an insecure virgin in need of a professional’s guidance, or a sexually abused woman on the path of liberating herself from her traumatic past, Rossetti speaks about them all in detail, and in kind.
3. It’s a quick and easy read for a rainy day
There’s nothing complicated about Italian Gigolo. Rossetti’s writing is straight-forward, snappy, and easy on the eyes. Each chapter is succinct but interesting enough to keep you on your toes, daring you to turn to the next page. Heck, if you need a momentary distraction from the real world, this book may as well act as a steamy escape from your boring, uneventful everyday in quarantine. FYI, you can finish it in just one sitting too!
You can download the first chapter of An Italian Gigolo in the City for free below!