a stripper in fishnet tights, a thong, and high heels kneels down facing away from the viewer.

This Is My Real Name: A Stripper's Memoir

After ten years working as a stripper under the name Michelle, author Cid V Burnet has produced an insightful and intensely personal memoir about life in the sex-work industry. With reflections on compelling clients, unreasonable bosses, drugs and alcohol, and the highs and lows of an industry that can be both toxic and rewarding, this memoir works to demystify and destigmatize stripping while at the same time showing all the facets of the work in a way that resists simplification or stereotyping. For those with little knowledge of how the sex-work industry functions, and for those hoping to gain a deeper appreciation for a unique and challenging profession, this book provides the inside scoop.