Books by Sex Workers

Annie Sprinkle: Post-Porn Modernist by Annie Sprinkle

Unrepentant Whore: The Collected Works of Scarlot Harlot by Carol Leigh

Hos, Hookers, Call Girls, and Rent Boys: Professionals Writing on Life, Love, Money, and Sex by David Henry Sterry

Diary of a Manhattan Call Girl: A Novel by Tracy Quan

Whip Smart: A Memoir by Melissa Febos

The Pleasure’s All Mine: Memoir of a Professional Submissive by Joan Kelly

Working Sex: Sex Workers Write About a Changing Industry by Annie Oakley

Bare: The Naked Truth About Stripping by Elisabeth Eaves

Girl, Undressed: On Stripping in New York City by Ruth Fowler

Secret Diary of A Call Girl by Belle De Jour

Veronica Monet’s Sex Secrets of Escorts: Tips from a Pro by Veronica Monet

Confessions of a Working Girl: A True Story by Miss S

In the Company of Men: Inside the Lives of Male Prostitutes by Michael D. Smith

The Price: My Rise and Fall As Natalia, New York’s #1 Escort by Natalie McLennan

The Dot.com Call Girl, A Silicon Valley Escort’s Memoir by Samantha Waters

The Internet Escort’s Handbook by Amanda Brooks

In Good Company: The Escort’s Guide by Kay Good

Sex Work: Writings by Women in the Sex Industry Delacoste, Frederique, and Priscilla Alexander (1987). San Francisco: Cleis Press. The first half of the book includes first-person narratives by women who have worked in various forms of the sex industry; the second half consists of position papers and analytical articles written by representatives of prostitutes’ rights organizations in the United States and Europe.

Whores and Other Feminists ed. by Jill Nagle

Indecent: How I Make It and Fake It as a Girl for Hire by Sarah Katherine Lewis

Tricks and Treats: Sex Workers Write About Their Clients by Matt Bernstein Sycamore

The Happy Hooker: My Own Storyby Xaviera Hollander

The Fantasy Factory: An Insider’s View of the Phone Sex Industry by Amy Flowers

The Scorpion’s Sweet Venom: The Diary of a Brazilian Call Girlby Bruna Surfistinha

A Stripper’s Tail: Confessions of a Las Vegas Stripper by Diamond

Candy Girl : A Year in the Life of an Unlikely Stripper by Diablo Cody

Strip City: A Stripper’s Farewell Journey Across America by Lily Burana

Rent Girl by Michelle Tea

How I Learned to Snap: A Small Town Coming-Out and Coming-of-Age Story by Kirk Read

Naked on the Internet: Hookups, Downloads, and Cashing in on Internet Sexploration By Audacia Ray

Working: My Life As a Prostitute by Dolores French

Secrets Of A Gay Marine Porn Star by Rich Merritt

Cop to Call Girl by Norma Jean Almodovar

Sugarbabe: The Controversial Real Story of a Woman in Search of a Sugar Daddy by Holly Hill

Rent Boys: The World of Male Sex Trade Workers by Michel Dorais

Sordid Truths: Selling My Innocence for a Taste of Stardom by Aiden Shaw

All I Could Bare: My Life in the Strip Clubs of Gay Washington, D.C. by Craig Seymour

Nice Work If You Can Get It by Dean Saunders

Whatever She Wants: True Confessions of a Male Escort by Andrew Rosetta

The Devil Made Me Do It by Georgina Spelvin

Sinner Takes All: A Memoir of Love and Porn by Tera Patrick

Lights, Camera, Sex! By Christy Canyon

Absolute Mayhem: Secret Confessions of a Porn Star by Monica Mayhem

How to Make Love Like a Porn Star: A Cautionary Tale by Jenna Jameson

One comment on “Books by Sex Workers

  1. I wonder how the writers fared after the books were published? Family, Friends, and personal venues. It would take a lot of work for me after being in the industry for nearly 30 years

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