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Mattress Actress by [Cleeve, Annika]
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Length: 450 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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Mattress Actress is the story of Annika Cleeve's eighteen years as a sex worker.



Her troubled childhood in Queensland led to working in a brothel on the Sunshine Coast at the age of fifteen, and from there Annika worked her way up to the high-end parlours, agencies and private work in various parts of Australia and internationally.



In this book Annika reveals the truth of a sex worker's life; the clients, the

girls, the parlour bosses, the rip-off merchants, the drug deaths, the white slavery, the discrimination, the corrupt police and politicians, the exotic travel and the money.



Mattress Actress is a revealing and gutsy look at someone practising the world's oldest profession in the late twentieth century. From wide-eyed innocent to experienced and successful professional, Annika's story is both shocking and highly entertaining.



"Annika Cleeve is not her real name but this is her real story: a raw and honest account of life in the raw as a new recruit to the oldest profession." – Andrew Rule



Also published as Eve: Confessions of an International Call Girl by Monsoon Books


Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1181 KB
  • Print Length: 450 pages
  • Publisher: Momentum (15 September 2012)
  • Sold by: Macmillan (AU)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009FWNJTS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #34,781 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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This book, based purely on the skill of the writing inside, is pretty much exactly what a memoir needs to be. Smart, sharp, succinct yet explanatory--it ticks all the boxes. One online dictionary defines a memoir as 'a record of events written by a person having intimate knowledge of them and based on personal observation.' Mattress Actress does this.
Then we look at the content.
Annika Cleeve lived a life that much of society refuses to discuss or acknowledge. She moved within circles that most would be too embarrassed to talk about. The life of a sex worker.
Of this life, she writes with clarity and memory. We hear of the events that lead her to the lifestyle, and we hear of the lifestyle itself, in no uncertain terms.
This is a wonderful book, and it takes a side of life that is regarded as seedy and destructive, and makes it an open book. No excuses; no justification; just life as it was for the author.
I know how hard it is to write of such personal things. How confronting and how dangerous to put your self out there for the world to judge. Ms Cleeve has done an admirable job.
I recommend this book for anyone interested in how anyone can fall by the wayside, be marginalised by society and the structural institutions within.
Fantastic, heartwarming and a very easy read. I couldn't put it down.
4.5/5 stars, but Amazon doesn't have the half-star ability in ratings.
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Annika's brutal and frank story of her life in an inspiration and an eye opener. I not nothing only congratulate her as a published author , scholar, mother but her integrity and compassion to l those who deserve it and her ballsy attitude to those who earned it.

You desrve hapiness in life. Those that judge her should take a long hard look at your marriages and your husband's diaries not to mention their accounts . Most of you would be shocked to find thst 90 per cent of men have paid for sex at some stage of life. They love you but give in their basic to have sex without the mountains of responsibly that comes with a partner and children.
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Absolutely loved this book. Very difficult to stop reading after you start. I know that this book is based on true story, which is why i found it so appealing.
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By A Customer on 25 December 2016
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Pretty straightforward account
I really don't want to write anything at all
Eight more words required post on a,Aron as ok
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