Hos, Hookers, Call-Girls, and Rent Boys: Professionals Writing on Life, Love, Money And Sex

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Hos, Hookers, Call-Girls, and Rent Boys: Professionals Writing on Life, Love, Money & Sex was born in the basement of SAGE - Standing Against Global Exploitation - a San Francisco nonprofit dedicated to helping people who have worked in the sex business.

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There writer and former sex worker David Henry Sterry and his wife ran a weekly writers' workshop for participants who, as Sterry explains, "had one thing in common: they'd all sold sex for money."

The workshop brought together "old, middle-aged and young; black, white, brown, red, and yellow; urban and rural; men and women; gay, straight, and transgender; college educated and high school dropouts; upper-class, middle-class and from dire poverty"--all seeking creative outlet to share experiences and develop their voices. Inspired by the wealth of talent and strength they witnessed at the SAGE workshop, Sterry and his wife initiated an even broader search for writing by sex workers and, according to Sterry, work streamed in "from street hustlers to Ph.D.'s. From some people who wanted to be anonymous. From some people who wanted their names to be public for all to see." Hos, Hookers, Call-Girls and Rent Boys is compiled from this overwhelming response and work produced at the SAGE writers' workshop.

Contributors to the anthology include art-porn priestess Annie Sprinkle, who provides "40 Reasons Why Whores Are My Heroes," Tracy Quan, author of the Diary of a Manhattan Call Girl, and young women participating in the first ever National Summit of Commercially Sexually Exploited Youth who, by sharing stories of abuse and suffering, begin the deeply emotional process of healing. An antidote to the sensationalism of recent political scandals, television shows like Secret Diary of a Call Girl, and the public's growing fascination with sex work, Hos, Hookers, Call-Girls and Rent Boys edited by David Henry Sterry and SAGE director of development R. J. Martin, Jr., offers an honest, stunning, and often painful picture of modern sex work in America.

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Author David Henry Sterry / R. J. Martin, Jr. (editors)
Publisher Soft Skull Press
Page Count 288pp
Publication Size 6 x 9
Publication Notes Softcover
Publication Date June 25, 2009
ISBN 978-1593762414

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