AUTHOR: Melissa Febos
PUBLISHER: Thomas Dunne Books
DATE: 2010
PAGES: 278

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Publisher’s Description

While a college student at The New School, Melissa Febos spent four years working as a dominatrix in a midtown dungeon. In poetic, nuanced prose she charts how unchecked risk-taking eventually gave way to a course of self-destruction. But as she recounts crossing over the very boundaries that she set for her own safety, she never plays the victim. In fact, the glory of this memoir is Melissa’s ability to illuminate the strange and powerful truths that she learned as she found her way out of a hell of her own making. Rest assured; the reader will emerge from the journey more or less unscathed.

Inclusion Criteria

Author Melissa Febos identifies as bisexual / queer.

Library Notes

Hardback. Purchased used by the library with founder’s funds.