We Know What You Did, Dr. Brooke Magnanti

15 Nov

The thing I like (and sometimes dislike) about London is anonymity. Like any big city I’ve encountered, I’m just a face in the crowd. At least if something humiliating happens to me in a public place, I can just walk away–and maybe write a blog about it using a pen name.

But what happens when the pleasure of anonymity ends?

Well if you’re Belle de Jour, the party’s over. Now we can put a name to a pseudonym. Belle de Jour, the doctoral student known the world over for her anonymous blog of entering the world’s oldest profession and whoring her way to her degree, has been revealed to be none other than an obscure research scientist working in Bristol. Dr. Brooke Magnanti, the prostitute turned scientist, unmasked herself in The Sunday Times this week–and she doesn’t look like anywhere near close to Billie Piper’s portrayal in the ITV2 (Showtime in the U.S.) series, “Secret Diary of a Call Girl.”

I’ve enjoyed reading her blog in book form until my mother lost it somewhere in the house. I look forward to enjoying what will happen next to her writing now that she cannot hide her identity from the public…though I’m not sure if her years as a scientist will be anything interesting. I can imagine in the next series of “Secret Diary” if she has afterthoughts while doing research. Hmmmm….

3 Responses to “We Know What You Did, Dr. Brooke Magnanti”

  1. Julie November 15, 2009 at 23:14 #

    hey she studies neurologist just like me…

  2. Julie November 15, 2009 at 23:23 #

    i mean studies neurology…

  3. Sam November 18, 2009 at 14:22 #

    A whore is a whore, no mather the amount some people are ready to pay to make her open her leggs and her mouth.
    It’s a shame this person met such a success with her blog. Nothing can justfy prostitution.

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