Sunday, May 1, 2011

The Washingtonienne - Jessica Cutler

"No matter how many expensive meals we ate here, or how much our designer outfits cost, girls like us would never be fat cats. In this town, we were nothing but pussy."

The Washingtonienne is the autobiographic novel of Jessica Cutler, a Congress staffer who had her 15 minutes of fame in 2004, when her porno-blog was unveiled.

Jessica received money from senior political appointees for having sex with them. The fact that men paid to have sex with someone like her (here's a supposedly hot picture of her) should say enough about how lonely people in Washington, DC are.

You can get the book for $0.01 in, or you can save that money and read the Wikipedia entry on Cutler. Believe me, you won't miss anything at all.

The main character of the book (i.e., Jessica) is full of herself and is annoying after 20 pages. It's pathetic how she tries to present herself as a liberated woman for having sex with a bunch of guys for money. 

If anything, the value of this book is that it shows how quickly DC changed in 5 years. Adam's Morgan, where Jessica bought cocaine, is now a relatively posh area of DC. But I guess that's irrelevant for anyone else than the 50 thousand people who live in the NW part of the city.

Why did I put this stupid book in my list of readings? Oh, yes, I remember now.  The Economist -in its infinite wisdom- recommended it...

The Washingtonienne was translated and published in France, which has a long tradition of releasing porno-books, dating back at least since Flaubert's Madame Bovary.

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