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Working Sex: Sex Workers Write About a Changing Industry Paperback – December 28, 2007
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The collection of stories really varies. For the most part, the stories are written in prose, but there are also stories included that are written as poetry as well as even a short play. I felt like the stories included in this collection were pretty emotional. I was really looking forward to reading about real experiences in the sex worker industry, but while I feel like I learned a lot about each individual experience, I don't feel like I really got a good grip on the sex worker industry in general. I was really hoping to get realistic information on the sex worker industry. Instead, I feel like I had a diary-like look into the sex worker's personal life.
It was definitely entertaining though. I found myself always wanting to read the next story. The stories are so widely varied that each story really shows you a different side to the sex worker. It made me realize that the sex industry isn't always as horrible as the media makes it out to be. I'm still glad that I read the book, and it was entertaining, but I really wish I had a better understanding of the sex trade, and this book didn't provide that.'
Annie Oakley in Working Sex: Sex Workers Write about a Changing Industry attempts to capture the voices of those working in the sex industry. Demands for taboos, fetishes, and straight sex are found in the sex trade from strip clubs, massage parlors and prostitutes.
This book is a fascinating peek with their world in with their own words of what is too often ignored. This quick read composed of a long list of contributors take some of the glamour away from the sex trade and shed light to the business aspects. Money makes the world go `round and that is exactly what you will find between the sheets.
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However, not all of the material is mediocre. There are several strong essays and stories included within the work, including Annie Oakley's own introduction and Siobhan Brooks' "An Interview with Gloria Lockett ", that make a reading of the volume worthwhile. As a complete collection I find Working Sex to be wanting, and a reader's enjoyment will really come down to each individual work.