The Bookshelf: Recommended & Reviewed Books
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THRIVING IN SEX WORK: Heartfelt Advice for Staying Sane in the Sex Industry
This book is mostly for those who actually work in the sex industry.
However, Lola has extensive experience in all areas of the business. She’s been an escort, a stripper, porn star and worked on many erotic productions, sex based businesses and as advisor to independent sex workers.
Lola shares many of her own stories with raw candor. She’s a generous and skilled writer. It’s truly a fine and interesting read. Oh, and by the way… Lola has TWO Masters Degrees.
Dyann HIGHLY Recommends it. 5 STARS *****
For those of you not in the sex work industry, but perhaps use the services and are curious… Thriving in Sex Work: Heartfelt Advice for Staying Sane in the Sex Industry: A Self-Help Book for Sex Workers will give you an idea of what it’s like to DO the W-O-R-K.
Playing The Whore: The Work of Sex Work
by Melissa Gira Grant
Recent years have seen a panic over “online red-light districts,” which supposedly seduce vulnerable young women into a life of degradation. One of the more salacious social media videos saw New York Times columnist, Nicholas Kristof, live tweeting a Cambodian brothel raid. Thus solidify what many deem as a business that needs to be shut down everywhere and forever.
Melissa Gira Grant is the author who is also a journalist. She argues for an overhaul in the way we think about sex work.
This book is based on her ten years of writing and reporting on the sex trade. It’s grounded in her experience as an organizer, advocate, and former sex worker.
Playing the Whore dismantles myths about sex work, criticizes both the sex industry and its criminalization, and argues that separating sex work from the “legitimate” economy only harms those who perform sexual labor.
In Playing the Whore, sex workers’ demands finally take center stage. Grant argues that sex work is R-E-A-L work, and sex workers’ rights are human rights. By the end of the book, if you don’t already agree with her… you will.