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Working: My Life as a Prostitute

3.87  ·  Rating details ·  77 ratings  ·  7 reviews
The candid memoirs of a New York City prostitute. Now in paperback. Dolores French began her working life as a fund raiser and civil rights activist. At the age of 27, she decided to become a prostitute. From New York City to the bordellos of Puerto Rico to Amsterdam's red light district, from courtesan to street walker, French offers an explicit, sympathetic, and illumina ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published August 1st 1997 by Trafalgar Square Publishing (first published 1988)
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Bernie Weisz
May 21, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Mature Adults that are liberal minded!
Recommended to Bernie by: Norma Jean almodovar, author of "Cop To Call Girl"
Written by Bernie Weisz Historian Pembroke Pines, Florida e mail: Bernwei1@aol.com Title of Reivew: "Doing the Nimitz was like Mardi Gras and a frat party rolled into one"

Sex, money, and more sex. And there's plenty of it in Doloris French's 1988 book entitled "Working:My Life As A Prostitute". French made no apologies within the 384 pages of this book whereupon she parlayed her high libido into big bucks in the U.S.,the Caribbean and Europe. French wrote that in 1955 when as a littl
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Tameron Keyes
Jan 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
It seemed to be an honest accounting of her life and the choices she made. I find the intensity with which women delude themselves interesting, sad and important to understand for our evolution. I felt the same way with Jenna Jameson memoir except her story and choices were even more intense.
Anna
Jul 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
I really liked the book as a read BUT to this day (I read it some years ago) I think it might have been candid but not entirely honest. I found her account of that part of her life where she is working in a brothel in Amsterdam (something I know a little bit about without ever having actively participated myself) particularly glossed over and it being more than half way through the book, I found myself questioning whether French had been deliberately sanitising certain aspects along the way in o ...more
Zoe
Jun 23, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
boring badly written and French seemed to try to convince the reader that she never actually performed sexual services for money, but rather she is so beautiful ( clearly isn't from her jacket photo) men just threw dollars at her for her 'company' to talk?? Her words left me cold & with out her 'ghost writer' she'd have never gotten a deal.
Karen
Jun 24, 2016 marked it as to-read
The candid memoirs of a New York City prostitute. Now in paperback. Dolores French began her working life as a fund raiser and civil rights activist. At the age of 27, she decided to become a prostitute. #autobiography
Adriana  Williams
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Pretty good but incredibly dated.
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