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This thread seeks to provide my take on the book “The Paultain Experience” a mongering focused auto-biography published in 2009 by the since deceased fellow ladyboy monger Paultain who I am considering for induction this year (2022) into my self-instituted Romscars Hall of Legends. I encourage all BMs to post their own reflections on the book if they read it and on Paultain himself. Regardless of what I think, Paultain is already legendary enough in the minds of many fellow BMs who met him in person on the field of battle (Pattaya) or followed his authoritative posts at several ladyboy boards, including here. However, Paultain was by his own accounts mostly a GG monger and I was never totally convinced of his ladyboy mongering credentials and that’s why I did not put him up for induction sooner. In this thread I will explain why I hesitated, while wanting to reassure upfront that Paultain will likely be inducted this year unless some other BM comes up with hesitations more critical than my own, which I doubt will happen. You see, Paultain did something no other ladyboy monger has done: he wrote a book where he demystifies sex with ladyboys! For that alone he is legendary in his own right. But, by my own literary-critical standards, I am not crazy about his book and when I got it years ago I put it down after reading the first 3 or 4 chapters and skipping to the last few pages which confirmed the rest of the book would be more of the same. I just returned from a trip to TH-PH during which I forced myself to read the book from cover to cover (388 pages) so as to learn as much as I could about Paultain as a matter of due diligence with a view to inducting him or not into the Romscars Hall of Legends. That due diligence objective was accomplished and in the process I realized why I was not so keen on the book the first time around when I had instinctively dismissed it as too tritely and predictably written for me, too self-hagiographic and likely selectively dubious throughout. But as I read more of it during the trip, I began to realize that the real reason I was uncomfortable about “The Paultain Experience” is that it was showing flashes of myself in the mirror and I did not like what I saw.