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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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Sterry is a gifted writer. - Goodreads
A ripping good yarn that happens to be a true story. - Goodreads
A primer for anyone thinking about writing a memoir. - Goodreads

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

User Review  - John Rogers - Goodreads

If you don't want to more than you probably know about oral sex, then you shouldn't read this book. But it would be a pity not to. Sterry is a gifted writer. The book is funny, sometimes ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Garryvivianne - Goodreads

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

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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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