Paying for It: A Comic-strip Memoir About Being a John (Paperback)

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    Paying for It: A Comic-strip Memoir About Being a John (Paperback)
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    The critically lauded memoir about being a john, available in paperback for the first time!

    Paying for It was easily the most talked-about and controversial graphic novel of 2011, a critical success so innovative and complex t...

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    Chester Brown lives in Toronto, where he ran for parliament in the general election as a member of the Libertarian Party of Canada. He is the author of I Never Liked You, Louis Riel, and The Playboy.
    The critically lauded memoir about being a john, available in paperback for the first time!

    Paying for It was easily the most talked-about and controversial graphic novel of 2011, a critical success so innovative and complex that it received two rave reviews in The New York Times and sold out of its first print run in just six months. Chester Brown’s eloquent, spare artwork stands out in this paperback edition.
    Paying for It combines the personal and sexual aspects of Brown’s autobiographical work (I Never Liked You, The Playboy) with the polemical drive of Louis Riel. He calmly lays out the facts of how he became not only a willing participant in but also a vocal proponent of one of the world’s most hot-button topics—prostitution. While this may appear overly sensational and just plain implausible to some, Brown’s story stands for itself. Paying for It offers an entirely contemporary exploration of sex work—from the timid john who rides his bike to his escorts, wonders how to tip so as not to offend, and reads Dan Savage for advice, to the modern-day transactions complete with online reviews, seemingly willing participants, and clean apartments devoid of cliched street corners, drugs, or pimps.
    Complete with a surprise ending, Paying for It continues to provide endless debate and conversation about sex work.

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    ISBN 9781770461192
    Genre COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Literary
    Format Paperback
    Pages 290
    Publisher Date 2013-05-28 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Drawn & Quarterly Pubns
    Copyright Year 2013
    Height 7.5 in
    Wdth 5.5 in
    Thickness 1.25 in
    Unit weight 0.68 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle A Comic-strip Memoir About Being a John
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Brown, Chester

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