Sending this again as later emails sent have been posted and forwarded and theis one appears to be lost in the ether. So if you see it twice ignore one of them - Thank You Yahoo Groups.
More books for consideration for the LPSF book list on Amazon. This sampling was put together by Lady Victoria on another Libertarian oriented group site as she is in the know from personal experiences and prepared the list at the request of a web site member who wanted to know.
These are about sex workers and their lives. If someone chooses to be a sex worker why should the state stand in their way because the state considers it against morality and criminalizes as vice and causes in California alone some $50 million of wasted time by the police and courts arresting and sentencing sex workers. Starchild as a known example of the stupidity on the part of the state and wasted resources because it criminalized sex as a crime.
More on that later and personal possession marijuna smoking.
The general idea behind the book list is to make it eclectic as as possible and wide ranging as possible so people will buy their books through the website and the LPSF receives some donations.
Keep those book ideas coming on in and we'll ghet to posting soonest. Eventually when we have enough we'll re-organize by general categories and forge ahead from there.
Yours in reading and donating to the LPSF through Amazon.
Sex Work: Writings by Women in the Sex Industry
edited by Frederique Delacoste and Priscilla Alexander, Cleis Press pb, 1987.
"Street prostitutes, exotic dancers, nude models, escorts, porn actresses and workers in massage parlors speak out on sex work, their work. The chorus of these voices rises above the controversies surrounding prostitution, pornography, AIDS and sex in America. "The authors of this book are the experts--they testify to the realities of sex work. The words are out. Who will listen?"
City of Night
Novel by John Rechy, Grove Press, 1963.
"When John Rechy's explosive first novel, City of Night, was first published in 1963,it became a national bestseller and ushered in a new era of gay fiction. Bold and inventive in his account of the urban underworld of male prostitution, Rechy is equally unflinching in his portrayal of one hustling "youngman" and his restless search for self-knowledge. As the narrator careens from El Paso to Times Square, from Pershing Square to the French Quarter, we get an unforgettable look at a neon-lit life on the edge. Said James Baldwin of the author, 'Rechy is the most arresting young writer I've read in a very long time. His tone rings absolutely true, is absolutely his own; and he has the kind of discipline which allows him a rare and beautiful recklessness.'"
The Courtesans: The Demi-Monde in 19th Century France
history by Joanna Richardson, Phoenix Press pb, 2000. (UK pub 1967) "In Second Empire Paris there were a dozen courtesans who were generally known as la garde: they were the queens of their profession, the women whom visiting princes thought it essential to see."
Memoirs of a Geisha
National bestseller novel by Arthur Golden, Vintage pb, 1997.