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Prose and Lore: Memoir Stories About Sex Work

(Prose and Lore: Memoir Stories About Sex Work #3)

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"In this collection of creative nonfiction, people who've tangled with the sex industry write about the complications that arise in the mix of sex and money. From the accounts of love and loss, occupational hazards and tricks of the trade to personal stories of hope, resistance and survival, Prose & Lore is a fiery collection of narratives by people who have walked the ...more
Paperback, 1st, 241 pages
Published January 21st 2014 by Red Umbrella Project (first published January 19th 2014)
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Jaclyn
Feb 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
I got this as a First Reads giveaway! I'm so glad too. It was really an eye-opening and interesting read.

Back a few years ago in college I took a literature class focused around feminism. We talked a lot about the sex industry and much of it focused on the bad parts - how women are exploited and raped and forced into it. And yes, there's a lot of that. But there's also the women who choose to be a part of the industry. Men and women who want to do sex work and love it, suffer through it, or thi
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Melissa
Jun 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I don't know why reading about this industry is so fascinating, but it is. I found this book by accident and can't wait to read the other collections. Dozens of first hand experiences and fascinating points of view. Loved it.
Karen
Feb 24, 2014 rated it liked it
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This collection of candid stories was an easy, quick read. There were only a couple that were really thought provoking, but the rest were well written and edited. There was one story in particular that I loved the style of. It was really whirling and abstract, towards the end of the anthology. I like that all the stories are from volunteers.
Rachel
May 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I love the work that the Red Umbrella Project does and was not let down when I purchased this book while seeking the writing of Lily Fury. Her words are very emotional and eloquently realistic. This book is full of stories that hit the mark in the aim to "create empathy where there previously was indifference."
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Check out my forthcoming review of Prose & Lore in The Review Review.
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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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