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 roller-coaster 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. Spent was first released in hardcover in March 2014 to wide acclaim.
“Antonia Crane’s writing is bold and beautiful and glimmering with light.” — Cheryl Strayed
A strong, surprising, modern text, the unvarnished confessions of a modern worker.
~ Nordest bookstore (Paris)
A must read.
~Papyrus bookstore in Namure
Antonia Crane recounts her past as a junkie and sex worker in a hard-hitting tale full of searing insights. Big, big crush!
~ L’Ouvre-Boîte bookstore (Paris)