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    DescriptionThe 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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    Title
    Hos, Hookers, Call Girls, and Rent Boys
    Subtitle
    Prostitutes Writing on Life, Love, Work, Sex, and Money
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by David Henry Sterry, Edited by R. J. Martin
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 333
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 431 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781593762414
    ISBN 10: 1593762410
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T18.3
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 750
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    BISAC V2.8: SOC022000
    Ingram Subject Code: PR
    Libri: I-PR
    BISAC V2.8: PSY016000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24830
    BIC subject category V2: JFMX
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 52
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: LCO002000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 53
    DC22: 306.74
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: BTX
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: HQ111 .H67 2009
    DC22: 306.740922
    Thema V1.0: JBFV, DNXZ
    Edition statement
    Original
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations, frontispiece
    Publisher
    COUNTERPOINT
    Imprint name
    SOFT SKULL PRESS
    Publication date
    13 August 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Berkeley
    Review quote
    "[A]n eye-opening, occasionally astonishing, brutally honest and frequently funny collection . . . unpolished, unpretentious, and riveting. . . [a] rare ability to tell the truth, an ability that education and sophistication often serve to conceal." --"The New York Times""Sterry, author of sex-worker memoir Chicken (a fact he mentions often) compiles an exhaustive (and exhausting) collection of writing from sex workers of all stripes. The sprawling project, grouped loosely by topic (Life, Love, Money, Sex, etc.), offers insight into seemingly all aspects of the sex trade: high-profile celebrities like Xaviera "Happy Hooker" Hollander and Nina Hartley make notable contributors, but it's the unknown writers who will stick. The selections from the book's closing section alone, written by members of Sterry's San Francisco writer's workshop for sex workers, range from triumphant to harrowing, making up for a lack of style or form with passion. Aside from exposing the complex web of relationships among phone sex operators, dancers, massage parlor workers, prostitutes and their customers, the book is heavy with raw emotions ranging from celebratory to shameful, giving armchair sociologists plenty to ponder. It's not all dark and heavy: Sterry's own account of his experience as a birthday present for an 82-year-old grandmother is touching and sentimental; veteran performer Annie Sprinkle is characteristically blunt, funny and honest. Best consumed in small doses, this volume houses some real gems amongst a number of redundant space-fillers." --"Publishers Weekly"