Hos, Hookers, Call Girls, and Rent Boys by R. J. Martin Jr.
Professionals Writing on Life, Love, Money, and Sex

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The 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.
 

About R. J. Martin Jr.

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David Henry Sterry is the coeditor of "Hos, Hookers, Call Girls, and Rent Boys" (front page review, "The New York Times Book Review") and author of "Master of Ceremonies", "Chicken", "Satchel Sez", and the forthcoming "The Glorious World Cup". He is also an actor, media coach, book doctor, and activist for at-risk youth. The authors are married and live in Montclair, New Jersey, with their daughter. R. J. Martin, Jr., was director of development at the SAGE Project, and is now part of the San Francisco State University Master of Arts Program in Creative Writing.
 
Published June 10, 2009 by Soft Skull Press. 348 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Political & Social Sciences, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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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 loo

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An eye-opening, occasionally astonishing, brutally honest and frequently funny collection of prose and poetry by all kinds of sex workers.

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