The Joy of Hooking by Virginia Graham

The Joy of Hooking

By Virginia Graham

Virginia Graham was in the Sybil Brand Institute for Women when Susan Atkins arrived for the murder of Gary Hinman. Susan befriended Virginia and eventually confessed about the Tate murders. In The Joy of Hooking, Graham details her own life hustling during both the good times and the bad, as well as her encounters with Atkins and the Tate/Labianca murder trial.

Book Description: The average man or woman from Main Street, U.S.A., may not have heard of this Virginia Graham. Maybe you haven’t. But everybody in the know – and that includes Hollywood’s top personalities, actors, directors, visiting celebrities and political bigwigs – is aware of what her game was.

Until recently, Virginia Graham was the most successful and sought-after play-for-pay girl on the West Coast. She and her staff of lovely ladies provided a satisfaction-guaranteed service that was the talk of the town.

Then she ran into a little trouble, and was jailed. But even in prison she managed to meet “interesting” people – Iike Susan Atkins, her cellmate, who confessed to her how she and her friends, all members of the Manson family, had butchered Sharon Tate. Virginia thus became the leading witness for the state in the Manson trial. Somehow Virginia Graham always manages to stay in the spotlight.

Pages: 280

Publisher: Zebra Publications; 1st edition (1974)

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3 Responses to The Joy of Hooking by Virginia Graham

  1. Gina says:

    Her employee Ronnie didn’t fair so well. Is Virginia still alive?

  2. Fred Bloggs says:

    Personally, I think this is one of the worst books in the TLB sphere. Virginia Graham comes across as a truly unlikable character {or at least, she does to me} who seems to have excuses for all of her poor choices and lousy moves through her life and even her descriptions of how she came into contact with Susan Atkins are pretty lame and add very little to what we already know.
    I’m still trying to work out if she’s a good storyteller or not.

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