Callgirl: Confessions of an Ivy League Lady of Pleasure

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An engrossing and revealing look at the world's oldest profession describes how the author, left destitute and unable to pay the rent after a breakup with a long-term boyfriend, took at job with an escort service, embarking on a three-year stint in the heart of Boston's prostitution subculture. Reprint.35,000 first printing.

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Jenny Angell spent three years working as a high-priced callgirl in Boston, Massachusetts. The people that she met during that time inspired her to write about the experience. Angell is now happily married and lives in New England, where she continues to write.

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When a bad boyfriend leaves with the contents of her checking account, professor and novelist Angell (The Illusionist; Wings; etc.) decides to stabilize her finances by responding to an ad seeking escorts. Surprisingly, the world she enters isn't all that different from the Boston dating scene she already knew; it's just far more lucrative. At least her clients are relatively clear about what they want, and Angell is able to teach by day and have "dates" by night for more than three years. Separation of her two worlds is crucial but not difficult: "what we do as prostitutes... does not constitute sex in our minds." The characters who populate this tour are often sympathetic, as is Angell, though her repeated assurances sometimes ring hollow in the face of her after-hours job's drug use, abuse and manipulative behavior. To process her own participation in prostitution, and to feed the fascinated responses of others, Angell eventually teaches a university-level class on its history that is, ironically, partly responsible for advancing her career to the point where she stops doing "calls" altogether. It also helped that she was nearly busted by an undercover cop, lost a dear friend to drugs and committed the faux pas of falling in love with a client. Now married, Angell winds down with a call to legalize prostitution to encourage regulation of this vast industry.
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