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January 19th, 2008

Working Sex Book

Working Sex Book

Seal Press sent me a copy of Working Sex to review. I’ve just cracked it open and-Wow! This looks like it will be an awesome book.

From Working Sex Sex Workers Write About a Changing Industry:
“Dispelling the myth that sex workers are anything short of innovators and artists, Working Sex brings strippers, prostitutes, dommes, film stars, Internet models, and others together into a fascinating and groundbreaking collection. Featuring contributions from a vibrant community of out and proud sex workers, editor Annie Oakley showcases women who dare to take their jobs out of the shadows and into the public consciousness and examines the complexity of a sex worker’s life.

Among the contributors are Chris Kraus, reflecting on her time working in the hustle bars owned by the Jewish Mafia in the late 1970s; Michelle Tea, singing the “Ballad of Bart Starr”; and Ana Voog, describing the early days of her pioneering 24/7 online home webcam. Working Sex offers a glimpse into a changing industry, introducing readers to the messy world of sex workers and their critical insight into class, gender, labor, and sexuality in the 21st century.”

At 280 pages this book should be chock full of great sex worker stories. I’m starting it as soon as I post this. Thanks Seal Press!

Posted by Vixen in Reviews

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4 Responses to “Working Sex Book”

  1. Kelli says:

    Wow, where can I get a copy?? Sounds awesome, and I can’t wait to read it!

  2. Liz says:

    Awesome — I can’t wait to hear what you think once you’ve read it!

  3. Sera says:

    Ooh! Can I borrow when you are done?

  4. Vixen says:

    Kelli-You can get it through Powell’s here:

    Liz-I’m about halfway through and so far it’s awesome.

    Sera-Certainly! I think you’ll like it.

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