This is my first review by a prostitute—and a first book review for this prostitute (to my knowledge). I have no quarrel with prostitutes, as long as they know how to read. But “Nightmare Brunette,” as she calls herself, apparently didn’t read SWOON.
Besty Prioleau responds to a recent Bookforum review of her book Swoon: Great Seducers and Why Women Love Them in Bookforum’s comment section, aka enacts my own person nightmares. As described in this MobyLives article:
Some context is helpful here: Shane is a sex worker in addition to being a damned good writer. She’s been blogging for years, and has recently begun to publish reviews and essays about sex work and other topics in places like The New Inquiry.
Which is to say: