Paid For: My Journey Through Prostitution

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  • ASIN: 0393351971
Author: Rachel Moran
Binding: Paperback
EAN: 9780393351972
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  • Edition: 1
    ISBN: 0393351971
  • Height= 830
  • Length= 550
  • Weight= 58
  • Width= 80
  • Label: W. W. Norton & Company
    Manufacturer: W. W. Norton & Company
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    NumberOfPages: 320
  • Height= 80
  • Length= 810
  • Weight= 55
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    PublicationDate: 2015-09-08
    Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
    Studio: W. W. Norton & Company
    Title: Paid For: My Journey Through Prostitution

    Product Description

    An astonishingly brave memoir of prostitution and its lingering influence on a woman’s psyche and life.

    “The best work by anyone on prostitution ever, Rachel Moran’s Paid For fuses the memoirist’s lived poignancy with the philosopher’s conceptual sophistication. The result is riveting, compelling, incontestable. Impossible to put down. This book provides all anyone needs to know about the reality of prostitution in moving, insightful prose that engages and disposes of every argument ever raised in its favor.” ―Catharine A. MacKinnon, law professor, University of Michigan and Harvard University

    Born into a troubled family, Rachel Moran left home at the age of fourteen. Being homeless, she was driven into prostitution to survive. With intelligence and empathy, she describes the exploitation she and others endured on the streets and in the brothels. Moran also speaks to the psychological damage inherent to prostitution and the inevitable estrangement from one’s body. At twenty-two, Moran escaped the sex trade. She has since become a writer and an abolitionist activist.