Hos, Hookers, Call Girls, and Rent Boys: Professionals Writing on Life, Love, Money, and Sex

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David Sterry, Richard J. Martin
Soft Skull Press, 2009 - Literary Collections - 333 pages
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The only thing the writers in this book have in common is that they've exchanged sex for money. They're PhDs and dropouts, soccer moms and jailbirds, $2,500-a-night call girls and $10 crack hos, and everything in between. This anthology lends a voice to an underrepresented population that is simultaneously reviled and worshipped.

Hos, Hookers, Call Girls, and Rent Boys is a collection of short memoirs, rants, confessions, nightmares, journalism, and poetry covering life, love, work, family, and yes, sex. The editors gather pieces from the world of industrial sex, including contributions from art-porn priestess Dr. Annie Sprinkle, best-selling memoirist David Henry Sterry (Chicken: Self-Portrait of a Young Man for Rent), sex activist and musical diva Candye Kane, women and men right off the streets, girls participating in the first-ever National Summit of Commercially Sexually Exploited Youth, and Ruth Morgan Thomas, one of the organizers of the European Sex Work, Human Rights, and Migration Conference.

Sex is a billion-dollar industry. Meet the real people who are its flesh and blood.

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User Review  - Cyanide_Cola - LibraryThing

I really loved this book. Some of the stories a less interesting. But for the most party truly fascinating. Because of the format it's in (the various short essays from various authors) it makes for a ... Read full review

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User Review  - rivkat - LibraryThing

Lots of short pieces, some great and some not, from both happy and devastated sex workers; there’s a lot of correlation between race/class and happiness here, which strikes me as unlikely to be unique ... Read full review

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