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In Her Own Words... Interview with a London Call Girl [Kindle Edition]

Ruth Jacobs
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'In Her Own Words… Interview with a London Call Girl' is a short charity publication from which all royalties are donated to Beyond the Streets, a UK charity working to end sexual exploitation. Registered charity number: 1099006.

Reviews

“Read it because she sounds like an interesting person; because it will make you cry for her and admire her; and because she describes a slice of female experience that is all too common and all too little discussed.” The F-Word

“Disturbing, powerful, and very real.” Bestselling author, Stephen Leather

“I urge anyone to read this woman’s story even if you feel well-informed in this area. Q’s words and the feeling behind her words are moving, violent, graphic and painful. They come from a place of lived-experience and honesty. Too often are voices such as hers ignored and marginalised.” The Other Side of the Apple

“The popularity of Secret Diary of a Call Girl was a very good example of the current societal tendency to push us towards accepting prostitution as a job which is taken through choice and which isn’t a high-risk, abusive and traumatic way to earn a living. I was pleased to find Ruth Jacobs’ publication shows an experience that details the starker psychological complexities of working in the sex trade and that we hear the interview verbatim from the woman concerned, In Her Own Words.” Writer, Kate Kerrow

“In Her Own Words is an extremely frank account of the complex psychology involved in selling sex.” Nicole Rowe, Feminist Me Up

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In Her Own Words... Interview with a London Call Girl is an enlightening and moving, firsthand account of a woman’s life affected by prostitution, disclosing the emotional, psychological, and social effects.

This is the unedited transcript from a video interview Ruth Jacobs undertook with a woman working as a London call girl in the late 1990s.

Ruth Jacobs is the author of Soul Destruction, a series of novels exposing the dark world and the harsh reality of life as a drug addicted call girl. http://www.soul-destruction.com

All royalties received from the sale of In Her Own Words... Interview with a London Call Girl are donated to Beyond the Streets, a charity working to end sexual exploitation. Registered charity number: 1099006. http://www.beyondthestreets.org.uk


A message from Ruth Jacobs

The video interview has been transcribed completely unedited. I have considered editing, but as the woman I interviewed, referred to as Q, is no longer alive, I feel it would be wrong to make any changes without her consent. The words in this book are Q’s, and to respect her, her memory, and the fearlessness and courage she showed in disclosing her innermost self, I have left her words untouched.

This charity publication and the cause is very close to my heart, more so because the woman I interviewed was a very dear friend, a wonderful person, and who had a traumatic life, suffering childhood sexual abuse and then being pimped on the streets from the age of fifteen.

From making this publication available, I hope to change the stigma some of society has against women in prostitution, which is mainly through lack of knowledge. 75% of women in prostitution have been sexually and physically abused as children, 70% have experienced multiple rapes, and 67% meet the criteria for posttraumatic stress disorder.

I am one of those women and with my late friend’s interview, I hope to show the reality of life for many of us who have sold or do sell sex, the effects it can have on us psychologically, emotionally, with relationships with men, how we are viewed and how we feel we are viewed by society as outsiders and outcasts, often judged and looked down on. I hope Q’s words go some way to change erroneous beliefs about us and I hope I live to see a day where there is no stigma attached to women who are or have been in prostitution.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 156 KB
  • Print Length: 6 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008OALF4S
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #98,293 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

Ruth Jacobs is the author of Soul Destruction: Unforgivable, a novel exposing the dark world and harsh reality of life as a drug addicted call girl. The main storyline is based loosely on events from her own life.

In addition to fiction writing, Ruth is also involved in non-fiction, journalism and broadcasting for charity and human rights campaigning in the areas of sex worker rights, anti-sexual exploitation and anti-human trafficking.

She is currently involved in the campaign calling for the Merseyside hate crime model of policing prostitution to be made law. To sign the Change.org petition follow this link: http://www.change.org/merseysidemodel.

Her short charity publication, In Her Own Words... Interview with a London Call Girl, is available to download from Amazon and all royalties are donated to Beyond the Streets, a UK charity working to end sexual exploitation.

More information on the Soul Destruction series can be found at www.soul-destruction.com.

Ruth's author website on which she interviews writers, musicians, artists and filmmakers as well as human rights activists and survivors of sex trafficking and prostitution is at www.ruthjacobs.co.uk.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Raw 29 July 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This short book is the transcript of an interview with a London prostitute. In it, she reveals the contradictory thoughts and feelings she has about her job, her clients, herself and her prospects of having a normal relationship with a man.

A powerful and honest insight into the mind of a working girl.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Insightful 29 July 2012
By lola
Format:Kindle Edition
Insightful, frank and disturbing - this is a must read for anyone interested in the dynamics of the dark side of human interaction.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Important work 11 Aug 2012
By A. Read
Format:Kindle Edition
This is a really important work which is so necessary amongst all the glamourising Belle de Jour type rubbish we are fed these days. It shows the stark, abusive reality of life as a prostitute. A must read.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Harrowing. 7 Aug 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
A harrowing and sharp slice of life, as Q details her experience of working as a prostitute. An intense and delerious short story which gives a brutally honest picture of a London call girl's life.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Such strength and insight. 6 Aug 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Wow!!!

Very Powerful book.
It really makes me think. And it makes me wonder.
When I remember all the working girls I've known as friends in my life, never did it occur to me that this was what was going on for them in their minds.
That said, in my previous world, I always had respect for working women and I thought I understood the trip they were on. Clearly I didn't, based upon "Q's" words and experiences.

There is such relevance in this book.
Thank you for representing and being so strong Ruth.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A small insight into a big issue 28 Sep 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
This interview extract provides an insight into an underworld rife in London. It is written as the interview was conducted so some information is difficult to link together. It has intrigued me enough to find out more from the interviewer and linked me to the website for further information.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Makes you think, or rethink 21 Sep 2012
By T Edges
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I hadn't noticed the length so was somewhat surprised when it suddenly finished but I have given my rating based on the content and the cause. If something can make you think and reassess how you look at someone it has done its work, and done it well. Being 'in her own words' made the sentiment immediate and engrossing. The confusion, in her own mind, was palpable and I really wanted to find out more and what happened to this person but in an empathetic manner not a voyeuristic one.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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I read this and I felt compelled to write something about it but I'm struggling to find the right words. I don't think it's possible for me to emphasise this as much as I want or need to, but this is the story of a girl that has been abused since childhood and has had her mind and thoughts damaged so much that, even after the rapes and the judgement and the bathing in bleach and crying herself to sleep and wanting to push guys off but not being able to and after realizing she'll never trust a guy or make love or even respect her own body, after all that, to say that she loves it and that she gets a buzz out of it - that is the saddest and most sickening thing I've ever heard. Don't for one minute get me wrong; I'm not saddened or sickened by the girl in question - quite the opposite.
I'm sickened by the fact that this girl ended up loving being destroyed because it was the only way she could go on. Tell that to the next person who says the sex trade doesn't hurt anyone!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Lame
I know it's written in the style of the girl speaking but it's 'like' so hard to follow. only thing I got out of it was she had bad child hood and went on to become a prostitute... Read more
Published 2 months ago by blueeyes
1.0 out of 5 stars so short. dont bother
why did anyone bother publishing this? It is only five pages long. i have learnt nothing of this girls thoughts or experiences. awful article.
Published 3 months ago by L. Murrell
1.0 out of 5 stars Rubbish
Not worth the time or money. No story no structure and poorly written. Only a few pages long too. I dont see how this could be called a book
Published 6 months ago by Ms Ad
1.0 out of 5 stars 3 pages
Very short account. Nothing which hadn't already been written in other books.slightly more powerful as it is a real acct. D out disappointed
Published 6 months ago by Joanna woollard
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
Very short, disappointing, think it's just an excerpt from the full book which wasn't mentioned in the blurb! Don't waste your money
Published 6 months ago by Mrs n
1.0 out of 5 stars not a great read
Was more like reading an article in a magazine than a book nothing I've not read or heard before really, fairly obvious
Published 7 months ago by Andrea
1.0 out of 5 stars not a book an essay
What a waste of money, this is not a book it's a very very short few pages, do not waste your money
Published 7 months ago by Miss Fuller
5.0 out of 5 stars Enlightening & thought provoking
This book really opens your eyes to the reality of what these girls go through. I have a new found respect and sympathy for prostitutes and escorts.
Published 10 months ago by Raul
1.0 out of 5 stars waste of 5 minutes and 77p!!
Not worth the time or money, don't bother downloading, much better true life stories in this field to read. M
Published 10 months ago by m
5.0 out of 5 stars Painful but very revealing
This woman is very honest about what being a call girl has done to her; she's able to look from the outside in on the effect on her life and relationships. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Hotlunch
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