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Canongate Books, Aug 31, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 288 pages
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Be it spring cleaning in a see-through apron while two wealthy women have sex or performing with 'Tinker Bell' while 'Peter Pan' whips her, the life of a teenage prostitute in Beverly Hills was never dull. Often dark, sometimes hilarious, but never dull. Arriving in LA to attend college, but desperate for money, Sterry met a pimp who established him as a male prostitute serving a wild variety of well-off women (and occasionally men). This is his unflinching account of the twisted Wonderland of post-Sixities excess he encountered: peppered with frank descriptions of the work of a 'sex technician'.

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Review: Chicken: Self-Portrait of a Young Man for Rent

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A rather touching, sad, & hilarious story of a young boy who becomes a "chicken", slang term for a teenager who has sex for money. He doesn't mean to become a "chicken", but he has parents who have ... Read full review

Review: Chicken: Self-Portrait of a Young Man for Rent

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Often feels a little under-crafted, but in a way that's likely intentional: a very strong voice, we would say. It's a fascinatingly frank discussion of a boy prostitute's experience in seventies LA ... Read full review

About the author (2010)

David Henry Sterry was at the centre of the hedonistic madness of Manhattan in the 1980s as the roller-skating emcee of Chippendales nightclub. He has also worked as an actor, a marriage counsellor, a screenwriter, a comedian and an athlete. His first memoir, Chicken, told the story of his teenage years as a prostitute/college student in Beverly Hills. He lives in California.His latest book is Unzipped.

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