Book mentions in this thread

  • Votes: 30

    Playing the Whore

    by Melissa Gira Grant

  • Votes: 24

    Thriving in Sex Work

    by Lola Davina

    A self-help book for sex workers.Sex work is ?easy money? Hardly. The adult industry is riddled with pitfalls and dangers. Erotic labor is often emotionally demanding, draining, and complex. It can be hard to know who to turn to for advice on keeping yourself safe and sane. Lola Davina, former stripper, dominatrix, porn actress and escort, provides the life skills you need to prosper, including: ? Cultivating friendships, community, and romance ? Mastering money? Debunking sex industry myths such as you have to be flawless, or clients hate to hear ?no? Avoiding trigger states, like loneliness, fatigue, boredom, anxiety and depression, that lead to bad decision-making and burnout? Surviving bad calls, shifts, and shoots ? and so much more?Thriving in sex work means having a healthy body, mind, heart, and bank account. No matter your job title or gender, whether you're independent or work for someone else, if you want to succeed in sex work, then this book is for you.
  • Votes: 11

    The Feminist Porn Book

    by Tristan Taormino

    The Feminist Porn Book celebrates the power of desire, turning the spotlight on an industry where feminism is thriving.
  • Votes: 11

    Come

    by Rita Therese

    Two selves intertwine and it leaves you, in the dance room, making a decision that winged liner is just for work. Because you don't know which self you are looking at right now, which person you are. The song stops and you break out of your trance and ask if he'd like to extend... Rita is an escort, one of the best in Australia. It all began on a whim at 18, after she rang the number on a sign looking for nude models. Always the outsider, she quickly learns the sex industry is comprised of many other people just like her and she becomes immersed in this world: the drugs, the late nights, the glamour, being an outcast, the attention and validation from men. Mostly she thrives on how taboo her life has become. Following significant personal tragedy and trauma, the line between Rita's sex worker persona Gia and her real self begins to blur in a seemingly endless loop of grief, work, sex, love and heartbreak. In this achingly honest memoir, Rita learns that death and trauma do not always bring grand transformative experiences. Sometimes, in order to go forward, we have to write our own stories and choose to keep living. Unflinching, compelling and darkly funny, Come announces a fearless new talent in Australian writing.
  • Votes: 11

    Ordeal by Linda Lovelace (1980-01-03)

  • Votes: 10

    Sex at the Margins

    by Laura María Agustín

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  • Votes: 8

    The Essential Maggie McNeill, Volume I

    by Maggie McNeill

  • Votes: 7

    Sex Workers Unite

    by Melinda Chateauvert

  • Votes: 5

    When Breath Becomes Air

    by Paul Kalanithi

    A cloth bag containing eight copies of the title.
  • Votes: 5

    Rent Girl Perennial & 1 Edition by Tea, Michelle published by Last Gasp of San Francisco (2004)

  • Votes: 3

    Working Together

    by Michael D. Eisner

    In Working Together, a fascinating and invaluable look at why great partnerships succeed, former Disney CEO Michael Eisner discusses how professional partnerships have contributed to his success. In addition, Eisner tells the stories of nine other highly successful business collaborations, including Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger, Valentino and Giancarlo Giammetti, Bill and Melinda Gates, Joe Torre and Don Zimmer, and Brian Grazer and Ron Howard.
  • Votes: 3

    [ [ [ Diary of a Manhattan Call Girl [ DIARY OF A MANHATTAN CALL GIRL ] By Quan, Tracy ( Author )Apr-22-2003 Paperback

    by Tracy Quan

  • Votes: 2

    In My Skin by Kate Holden (2007-01-25)

  • Votes: 1

    Hooked

    by Samantha X

    Samantha X is not your typical hooker. She s the wrong side of 35, has two kids, and counts dining at her local pizzeria as a wild night out. Career-wise, Samantha had it all: writing for Australia s top-selling women s magazines, appearing as a media expert on television, and traveling the world for the sake of a good story. But after a marriage breakdown, and with two kids, she turned her back on the media. Samantha decided to dust off her stilettos and work at Sydney s most infamous brothel, where she soon became one of their most in-demand girls. Not only was she making great cash, but she was also privy to the real-life stories of her clients irresistible to the journalist in her. How could she not keep a record of their salacious stories? She heard everything: from tearful married men confessing their secrets, to lesbian threesomes, to servicing the odd married couple trying to reignite their relationship. But while whoring can be lucrative and fun, it also comes with a hefty price, as Samantha soon finds out. The only problem is, can she kick her addiction to what she believes to be the best job in the world?"