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An astonishingly brave memoir of life in prostitution and its lingering influence on a woman's psyche and life.

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Born to mentally unstable parents, Rachel Moran left home at the age of fourteen. Being homeless, she became a prostitute to survive. In Paid For, she describes, with intelligence and empathy, the fears that she and others had working on the streets and in the brothels. She also speaks to the psychological damage that accompanies prostitution and the estrangement from one's body.

At the age of twenty-two, Moran escaped prostitution. She has since become a writer and an activist.

"In the end, one way or another, we have to listen, parse what we learn---and then make a choice." ---The New York Times

"Moran's thoughtful, highly readable, and provocative treatise shines a necessary light on a dark and underdiscussed topic." ---Kirkus Starred Review

"People who are working to end sexual exploitation will take heart from her example of transformation and an insistence on basic human dignity." ---President Jimmy Carter

"This is surely the best, most personal, profound, eye-opening book ever written about prostitution---irrefutable proof of why it should NEVER be legalized." ---Jane Fonda

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Paid For

My Journey Through Prostitution

Author Rachel Moran

Narrated by Heather Wilds

Publication date Sep 16, 2015

Running time 11 hrs

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