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Hollywood Lawyer Pens Definitive Book About Amsterdam's Red Light District

2018's Most Compulsively Readable Memoir will Reshape How We See Europe's Most Controversial Capital

 

AWARDS​​


Grand Prize Winner of the 2018 Hollywood Book Festival 


AUTHOR ARTICLES


Amsterdam As Never Seen Before -- INTELLIGENT MAGAZINE (UK) 

5 Books That Inspired Amsterdam Exposed-- RIFFLE BOOKS

 

REVIEWS

"A provocative, enlightening, humorous, and impressively executed guide to Amsterdam's twilight world." -- KIRKUS REVIEWS

 

"The next best thing to actually being there, Amsterdam Exposed is an extraordinary combination of memoir and travel guide." -- MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW

 

"The author crafts his story with elegant, well crafted prose that offers detailed observations and impactful use of figurative language . . . Wienir is authentic, self-aware, and shows willingness to have his perspectives challenged and to evolve." -- BOOKLIFE PRIZE


"It is gripping, somewhat hypnotic, with deft exploration of character and a plot structure that makes for an easy read." --  READERS' FAVORITE (5 STAR REVIEW)


"This book is intriguing, inspiring and thoroughly entertaining . . ." -- READER VIEWS


"An honest though naive look into the workings of Amsterdam’s red-light district . . ." -- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

 

"An engrossing coming-of-age tale about a straight-and-narrow Ivy Leaguer finding himself amid the so-called vices of Amsterdam."-- MERRY JANE


"A deeply moving love story . . ." -- BUSINESS TRAVELER FRANCE

 

"The book is an impressive tour de force, a well-crafted work that is part travel guide, part memoir, and in large part a well-reasoned polemic on a subject that’s at the core of our very being. Wienir set out to humanize sex workers . . . and he does so with an aplomb and verve that is surely going to raise as many eyebrows as it will have heads nodding in approval." -- MANSFIELD FRAZIER, COOL CLEVELAND

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"Amsterdam Exposed may perhaps be an overly sensationalist title. But author David Wienir certainly makes it an interesting travelogue and a rather unexpected if not tragic love story." -- WINDSOR SQUARE

 

"Poignant. Intensely personal. Moving and unforgettable." -- AVANTI CENTRAE


"David Wienir has crafted an extremely readable tale that will both fascinate and horrify readers in equal measure. Whatever your thoughts are regarding the morality of prostitution, this book is something that everyone should read." -- AMIE'S BOOK REVIEW


"If the Red Light District interests you in any way, this is a definite must read! It has it all; history, romance, information, humor and truth." -- RED LIGHT WAITRESS


"Amsterdam Exposed . . . grabs your attention, thrashing your senses with each page and delivers a shocking look into the forbidden." -- HAUTE-LIFESTYLE

 

"This memoir is truly groundbreaking and one of its time . . . one heck of a ride from start to finish." -- THE READING WOLF


"Amsterdam Exposed offers so much more than your average travel story . . ."  -- VANCOUVERSCAPE 

 

​"Deeply engrossing, this book strongly merits a one time sit down read from start to finish without interruption. One of the most intriguing reads of 2018."-- DAVE'S TRAVEL CORNER 

 

"The story touched my heart and reminded me that love is powerful." -- LOVE, LAUGHTER AND LUGGAGE

 

"​If you’ve ever been to Amsterdam, you’ll feel like you’re there again. And if you haven’t — here’s your first glance at this timeless European city . . . I read the book in a single day." -- BROWSING THROUGH BOOKS

 

"I was not expecting the story that I got, and I was pleasantly surprised." -- JESSICAMAP REVIEWS

 

"An alluring memoir . . . approachable, adventurous, and thought-provoking." -- SHELF RIDER

 

"Told in a truthful and innocent way, this young man's story will stick with me for a long time. In short, this book was wonderful."  -- LOVING THE JOURNEY

 

"As insightful as it is real, Amsterdam Exposed opens your eyes to a whole new world and culture that has been looked down upon and chastised . . . You are reminded of what is important in life, and the essence of the human spirit." -- IT'S A COREE THING

 

"David manages to tell this tale with compassion; with an almost innocent eye toward this district. . . I absolutely enjoyed taking this journey with him.  Well done!!  Definitely, recommend!"- - REALLY INTO THIS

 

"From the old church to Amsterdam’s coffeeshops and canals, you will feel like you are there when you delve into the pages of Amsterdam Exposed." -- A COOK NOT MAD

 

"Wienir exposes the underbelly of Amsterdam’s 1990’s world of drugs and prostitution. For me, it was enlightening . . .  The most exciting aspect of the book is the incredible detail about Amsterdam, from the streets, to the bars, to the people. I loved it!" --  SHE READS WITH CATS

 

"Amsterdam Exposed should be on a reading list of anyone planning to visit the Netherlands . . ."-- CULTURE TOURIST

 

"I hadn’t given much thought to the women of the Red Light District before reading this, but now my heart goes out to them." -- WHAT A TRIP

 

"I flew through this thought-provoking book, not only because of the plot, but because the story was teeming with Wienir’s love of travel!" -- ALLI'S GRADE ESCAPE


​"Amsterdam Exposed is an interesting read that explores humanity . . ." -- THE NERDY GIRL EXPRESS


"If you want to gain a different perspective on society and humanity, then I really recommend this book." -- LIFE ACCORDING TO JAMIE


"This book shared with me a history I knew nothing about and both fascinated me and broke my heart." -- BOOKS, BEAUTY AND BUYS

 

MENTIONS​ & EXCERPTS


Exploring the Red Light District -- GO NOMAD


8 Best Things to Do in Amsterdam -- BALD THOUGHTS


7 Books That Inspire Wanderlust - THE UNEXPLORER


Moving to Amsterdam From the UK - MOVEHUB


Viestra Travel Book List - VIESTRA MAGAZINE (UK)

 

NETGALLEY -- Amsterdam Exposed


​​AMSTERDAM EXPOSED

AN AMERICAN'S JOURNEY INTO THE RED LIGHT DISTRICT

By David Wienir | De Wallen Press