- Paperback: 244 pages
- Publisher: Penguin (2 August 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0241963230
- ISBN-13: 978-0241963234
- Product Dimensions: 0.1 x 0.1 x 0.1 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 181 g
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Paying for It Paperback – 2 Aug 2012
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What happened when an ordinary middle-class mum decided to beat the recession and put food on the table by turning tricks?
Facing financial meltdown, mother of three Scarlett O'Kelly did what the average woman would find unthinkable: she became an escort and this is the explicit, astonishing and compulsive story of her year living a double life.
There was the sex, which, surprisingly for Scarlett, could have unexpected pleasures. Then the clients - ordinary men who worried that they had to hide their sexual needs, desires and fantasies from their wives or girlfriends. Not to mention her realisation that women just like her could build stronger relationships if they could let go their hang-ups in and out of bed. And there's the high price Scarlett paid for her double life - one she is still coming to terms with.
Sex, Lies and Recession is a raw, intimate and powerful story of one brave woman's sacrifice in a time of hardship.
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The best part is this author was easy to read and understand and I finished this book in one sitting. I think I'm noisy and I've always wondered how a woman could sell sex and make her body a business. I know it's the oldest business in the world but I still can't completely wrap my head around it. There were times I cringed reading this book but I had to keep reading because I had to know. It's like passing a really bad wreck and staring at the mangled wreckage. If you're looking for a raunchy, lusty book this isn't really that type of book. On the other hand, there are parts with steamy details that I was blushing and feeling embarrassed.
If this author writes more books I would buy them and read them. I don't know if she has because I haven't looked but, bottom line, I enjoyed her writing style and how she explained things. Ultimately, this book was very informative on the subject of paying for companionship and sex.
Also interesting to know the economy had taken a big hit in Ireland before it hit the States.
I would recommend this book just for the curiosity of the oldest profession in the world.
I could not put the book down once I began to read it. Who would she meet next?