Paying For It : A Comic-Strip Memoir About Being A John
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Paying For It : A Comic-Strip Memoir About Being A John (English, Hardcover, Chester Brown)


Paying For It : A Comic-Strip Memoir About Being A John  (English, Hardcover, Chester Brown)

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  • Language: English
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers India
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • ISBN: 9789350296240, 9350296241
  • Pages: 292
'[A] clear-eyed, not-even-slightly-erotic, compulsively readable, sometimes painfully honest account of his time, reasons and experiences paying for sex...[W]ill engage your mind and force you to think about things in ways you may never have done before.'-Neil Gaiman A CONTEMPORARY DEFENCE OF THE WORLD'S OLDEST PROFESSION Paying For It is a natural progression for Brown as it combines the personal and the sexual aspects of his autobiographical work with the polemical drive of Louis Riel. Brown calmly lays out the facts for us of how he became, not only a willing participant, but a vocal proponent of one of the world's most hot-button topics-prostitution. While this may appear overtly 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, and reads Dan Savage for advice, to the modern-day transactions complete with online reviews, seemingly willing participants, and clean apartments devoid of cliched depictions of street corners, drugs, or pimps.
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  • 297 gr
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In the Tradition of Crumb

Chester Brown's book is a graphic memoir in the tradition of Robert Crumb. It is about his encounters with hookers after he renounces romantic love & traditional monogamous relationship. Brown's artwork is sketchy, minimalist perhaps a bit consciously cartoonish to tone down the explicit content. What is sorely missing from this book is humor. As his friend mentions in the appendix Brown's emotional range in limited,,he is almost a robot. He mentions all his encounter with various prostitutes...

Supratik Nandy

Certified Buyer, Kolkata

Mar, 2014

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