First Last I WAS A TEENAGE DOMINATRIX

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I WAS A TEENAGE DOMINATRIX

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This fabulous new book chronicles the misadventures of a young woman who puts herself through college by working as a dominatrix. And it's a true story!

Shawna Kenney lets us in on her unique coming-of-age as she transforms herself from young, broke, and miserable in crappy jobs ("The worst thing was my boss who stared at my chest while he yelled at me") to sucessful and empowered as a self-made professional-dominatrix-slash-college-student.

"I couldn't believe that just a month before I was avoiding bill collectors' calls and now I was walking out the door nightly with at least $300 in my hand -- and for what?! Spanking some man who felt he needed it? Why hadn't I learned this sooner? I was the star of these men's fantasies,and I was the dominatrix and I was in charge -- not them. The ruler, the queen, the BOSS. My favorite role!"

This gutsy, honest and funny book is not only a revealing behind-the-scenes look at the underground world of dominatrixes, it's also a great read.

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"You can only blame your parents for so much," says Shawna Kenney in her breezy memoir, I Was a Teenage Dominatrix, quickly disassociating herself from the common stereotype of the sex worker as a desperate victim of a male-dominated culture. Indeed, while Kenney's career choice may be shocking to some, her affable, conversational style reveals how an intelligent college student, short on cash, finds dominatrix work a viable way of making ends meet--there's no sex, it's great money, and there's plenty of time for homework.

After guiding readers through a largely uneventful childhood and rebellious adolescence, Kenney ranges through a wide collection of professional anecdotes that are by turns hilarious, downright disgusting, and even poignant. Cranky from having to wear uncomfortable stiletto heels, for instance, Kenney finds a creative way to gain relief: "'Remove my shoes, you stupid slut,' I ordered.... From then on I was the barefoot dominatrix. I'm sure high heels were designed by some man, anyway." Many of the most unusual clients, however, are those who aren't interested in heels or bullwhips--they pay just to talk. "My wife died twelve years ago," sobs one client. "I haven't been this close to a woman since." Another, a cross-dresser from Argentina, only wants acceptance: "I come from a country where it is very important to be macho. To be like me is a disgrace." Along the way, Kenney reveals keen insight into what goes on behind the closed doors of so-called "normal" people and gains greater understanding of her own attitudes toward friends and romance. With the conspiratorial tone of a best girlfriend conversing over coffee, she shares moments of laughter and tears (as well as a few other bodily fluids), but never once resorts to pure shock or self-pity. Those seeking a morality tale of how the "bad" girl gets her comeuppance should look elsewhere. This is a refreshing, honest portrait of a young woman determined to make something of herself on her own terms. --Ginger Dzerk

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The true story of a young woman who funded herself through college in the States by working as a dominatrix -- a sassy, graphic and extraordinary memoir. Shawna Kenney is now a freelance writer and photographer, and lives in Los Angeles.

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