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The critically lauded memoir about being a john, available in paperback for the first time!

Paying for It was easily the most talked-about and controversial graphic novel of 2011, a critical success so innovative and complex that it received two rave reviews in The New York Times and sold out of its first print run in just six months. Chester Browns eloquent, spare artwork stands out in this paperback edition.

     Paying for It combines the personal and sexual aspects of Browns autobiographical work (I Never Liked You, The Playboy) with the polemical drive of Louis Riel. He calmly lays out the facts of how he became not only a willing participant in but also a vocal proponent of one of the worlds most hot-button topics—prostitution. While this may appear overly sensational and just plain implausible to some, Browns story stands for itself. Paying for It offers an entirely contemporary exploration of sex work—from the timid john who rides his bike to his escorts, wonders how to tip so as not to offend, and reads Dan Savage for advice, to the modern-day transactions complete with online reviews, seemingly willing participants, and clean apartments devoid of clichéd street corners, drugs, or pimps.

     Complete with a surprise ending, Paying for It continues to provide endless debate and conversation about sex work.

About the Author

Chester Brown lives in Toronto, where he ran for parliament in the general election as a member of the Libertarian Party of Canada. He is the author of I Never Liked You, Louis Riel, and The Playboy.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781770461192
Author:
Brown, Chester
Publisher:
Drawn & Quarterly
Subject:
Graphic Novels-Literary
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20130531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Black-and-White Illustrations Throughout
Pages:
292
Dimensions:
7.5 x 5.5 in 1 lb

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