An Honest Woman: A Memoir of Love and Sex Work

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Simon & Schuster
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5.0 X 7.0 X 0.75 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author
Charlotte Shane is a nonfiction author and essayist. She is the author of Prostitute Laundry and N.B., both published by TigerBee Press, which she cofounded in 2015. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, New York Times Magazine, The Nation, Bookforum, Harper's, Sports Illustrated, and elsewhere.
One of New York Magazine/ Vulture's Most Anticipated Books of 2024

"A rigorous and compulsively readable memoir about her career as a sex worker and the possibilities of romantic love between men and women. Shane excavates her relationships with her father and the boys she grew up with, measuring the harm of inherited lessons about sex and the value of girls' hotness against the power and freedom sex work later afforded her. This personal and professional investigation resonates and entices." -New York Magazine

"With An Honest Woman, Charlotte Shane's already-formidable clarity and grace as a critic and essayist are here turned so honestly, so ruthlessly to an examination of womanhood--of how women make ourselves known to ourselves and to each other under patriarchy. She is one of the very, very few writers I want to read writing about our lives with straight men." --MELISSA GIRA GRANT, author of Playing the Whore: The Work of Sex Work and staff writer at The New Republic

"The first book I've burned through in a single sitting in months. Elegant, candid, merciless and moving--it's an experience to make a reader reconsider how love works."--TORREY PETERS, author of Detransition, Baby