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Prose and Lore: Memoir Stories About Sex Work

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Selling sex is a job that many people would never consider. But for the people who do the work, pleasure is a business that sometimes sustains them and sometimes puts them at risk. In the second issue of the Red Umbrella Project’s Prose & Lore, New Yorkers who have traded sex tell true stories of lessons learned, friendships with coworkers, unpleasant bosses, bodily fu ...more
Paperback, 1, 150 pages
Published July 10th 2013 by Red Umbrella Project (first published July 9th 2013)
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Jessie Nicole
Jul 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sex-work
In the world of sex work memoirs, both in print and on blogs, Prose & Lore stands out as an illustration of the complexities and contradictions of the sex industries. Dynamic and visceral, each piece feels almost like experiencing an author's memory through a pensieve.

For me, almost every piece in Prose & Lore felt personally relatable, sometimes hilariously and painfully so. I cheered aloud for Lily Fury in "St. Marks Hotel Lost and Found." I winced in recognition at Dee Dee
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Leigh Leeg
Jul 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book. Every narrative felt completely different to me, which made turning each page exciting. It's a truly fine collection of stories that will make people with sex work experience probably at least once (probably more) feeling in good company, but is still accessible to people who aren't directly familiar. So much of the writing is genuinely beautiful, and genuinely moving.
Danni
Sep 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
Won this in a First Reads giveaway. What a fascinating read. Sometimes I think that the people doing sex work get lost behind negative headlines or Law & Order reruns. These stories put very human faces on sex work. Absolutely incredible.

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Jun 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Hard read sometimes. Funny at other moments. Wonderful to get a completely new perspective! Also possible job options lol.
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Mar 26, 2015 rated it liked it
I received this book in exchange for a honest review.
Here it is.
I found the kind of boring.
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Audacia Ray is a New York-based social justice advocate, storyteller, writer, and editor who currently serves her LGBTQ community as Director of Community Organizing and Public Advocacy at the New York City Anti-Violence Project. She is the author of the book Naked on the Internet: Hookups, Downloads, and Cashing In on Internet Sexploration (Seal Press, 2007) and an editor of the anthology $pread: The Best of ...more

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