Pia Poppenreiter may have a name straight out of a Hanna-Barbera cartoon, but she belongs firmly in the world of adult entertainment.
But one Berlin startup has realized that a price tag isn't always a turnoff.
"The response has exceeded our expectations." Ohlala is basically a cleaned-up version of Peppr, the first app Poppenreiter developed, which provided a platform for independent sex workers to connect with prospective clients.
It sparked a frenzy of media interest when it went live last year.
One of my Irish cousins had her heart broken by a young French guy on holiday and came home in tears. But at the book’s heart is the relationship between Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir, whose collaboration before, during and after the war made them the Napoleon and Joséphine of 20th-century intellectual life. “No, I went in precisely the opposite direction,” Bakewell says.
“He gave her these awful books to read,” her mother told me. “I was going to put everything in, every existentialist or phenomenologist I’ve ever been interested in, and everything they ever said or did – then I whittled it down from there.