Born to mentally unstable parents, Rachel Moran left home at the age of 14. Being homeless, she became a prostitute to survive. In Paid For, she describes, with intelligence and empathy, the fears that she and others had working on the streets and in brothels. She also speaks to the psychological damage that accompanies prostitution and the estrangement from one's body. At the age of 22, Moran escaped prostitution. She has since become a writer and an activist.
©2013 Rachel Moran (P)2015 Tantor
"Moran's thoughtful, highly readable, and provocative treatise shines a necessary light on a dark and underdiscussed topic." (Kirkus)
This book is brutally honest and direct on the subject most of us rarely think about let alone fully understand. It is worth the time and energy to listen to this book and let its message sink into your soul.
This book intends to educate the reader about the awful reality of prostitution. It more than accomplishes that mission. What it really needs is a joke. Although very informative, I couldn't start my day with this sunshine killer. With that said, if you want to understand the life of a prostitute, this book is for you.
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