Spent: A Memoir
A small town girl leaves her troubled family and starts stripping—which introduces her to a community that keeps her sober and saves her life—but a rollercoaster lifestyle ensues.
She gets drugged, does enema shows, and unionizes the club. When she tries to quit and go to graduate school, her mother is diagnosed with terminal cancer. Broke and broken, she returns to sex work, which leads to her arrest and a new resilience.
Spent is a memoir about a woman’s journey through the sex industry, but it’s also a story of family, community, and our constant struggle against loneliness.
"Antonia Crane is the X-rated Simone de Beauvoir of the S&M set, a worldly-wise, hysterical, seen-it-all, done-more-than-you-imagined-in-your-most-depraved-fantasies veteran of real-life sex-work, and she has survived—in style—to turn it all into the amazing, beautiful, wild-ass ride that is Spent. This book is so good it should charge by the hour and make you pay up front. I really loved it." —Jerry Stahl, author of Permanent Midnight and OG Dad
Author: Joanna Connors
Publisher: Rare Bird Books, A Barnacle Book
Page Count: 312pp
Size: 5.5 x 8.5
Date of Publication: April 4, 2017