The first part reveals the author’s daily routines when working as a callgirl. Nine consecutive chapters portray, in profound and abundant detail, her encounters with her clients, and her work-related feelings.
The next seven chapters disclose the conditions that led the author into the prostitute’s work. She also describes her personal growth from a depressed, overwhelmed, impoverished single mother to a self-empowered, principled, spiritually enhanced, highly-paid independent sex worker.
The last collection of chapters, however, is a memoir of many dark nights of the soul. This is a candid and torturous portrayal of the author’s two serious romantic relationships endured while she’s been a prostitute. She ends her account on a very upbeat note, and in so doing, she shows, more than anywhere else in her books, her faith and resilience and optimism.
The second part is for readers who would like to be better-informed about prostitutes, their clients, their venues, and the truth about what makes them suffer. The author has labored hard to inspire an unbiased, balanced understanding. Many strong arguments in defense of the work are elaborately presented and fortified. She divides sex workers into two basic groups: the empowered and the victimized. Both groups are closely scrutinized, and the probable causes of their extremely disparate experiences are personally, and even passionately, emphasized.
The people who head up the abolition of prostitution are severely criticized. Their endeavor is shown to be both futile and oppressive. Feminism in general is both praised and lamented, and in the process, offered a new mission.
This book is also a practical tool for the reader who would like to learn more about the nuts and bolts of the business—the actual physical realities, and how the autonomous prostitute maneuvers: her advertisements, her avoidance of arrest, her avoidance of disease, and her qualification of clients.