Some Girls: My Life in a Harem
Publish date: 2010
Publisher: Ebury Press
Pages no: 339
Edition language: English
We tend to think of harems more in the past tense and as part of old tales than as something that still exists, but here's a tale of one woman's experience in a harem in the early 90s. It's... hard to put words to this book, really.It's a story worth telling, though her prose isn't always up to snuf...
I love reading memoirs from sex workers, but I admit that I was disappointed with this book. It had trouble holding my attention, which is very rare for me.Truthfully, it wasn't the topic matter that disappointed me, and I could even have looked over the bits I found boring such as the endless gossi...
The title is a misnomer—the author spent several months in a contemporary harem, but not her life. This is not a memoir about social justice or women’s rights, so although the author mentions the Asian women who may not have the option to leave, it is only in passing and without analysis.Lauren is d...
Shockingly captivating. A journey into an exotic world of privilege, money, power and the self-destruction it can have on one's soul. A story so riveting you'd think it was fiction!
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