In the memoir Whore of New York: A Confession tells the 29-year-old American sex worker, activist and now author Liara Roux her life story about how she ended up as a sex worker in New York.
In the first part of the book, we follow her from childhood until she begins her very first relationship with a woman (named Anna). In the second and last part of the book, we get an insight into her everyday life as a sex worker.
Roux sets the tone for the book with the opening paragraph: "I have been asked many times: When did you first think of starting sex work? I remember lying in bed quite young and praying to God: Please, let me never stop believing in you. Otherwise I will use a lot of drugs, convert to communism and become a prostitute."
Born in the 90s
As a child, Liara Roux identified as autistic, with special interests such as snakes and chatting with strangers online. But perhaps most of us who were born in the 90s did? The first part of the book attempts to give the reader an understanding of why she became who she is today – what choices and coincidences led her to where she is now. I am curious as to why such a young and promising girl chooses the sex industry. I read on.
We learn that she is the best in the class until she drops out of high school, . . .
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