The Emotional Embargo

New Orleans pimp Frenchy Brouillette writes in his new book:

I used the silent treatment to keep order. I gave my respect and friendship to women who treated me with respect and friendship. If you stole from me or cheated me or double-crossed me, I placed you under emotional embargo, and most working girls are too needy to stand the idea that they are being shut out and rejected. For most of them, it is a replay of the childhood rejection they suffered from their actual daddies. My ability to keep my pimp hand strong without using violence or terror only increased my prestige among my women.

About Luke Ford

I've written five books (see My work has been noted in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and 60 Minutes. I teach Alexander Technique in Beverly Hills (
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