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Paying for It: A Comic-Strip Memoir About Being a John Hardcover – Mar 25 2011


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  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Drawn & Quarterly (March 25 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1770460489
  • ISBN-13: 978-1770460485
  • Product Dimensions: 15.1 x 3.2 x 19.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #106,996 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Praise for Louis Riel:

“It has the thoroughness of a history book yet reads with the personalized vision of a novel.” —Time

“If you love to read a gripping story, if you are awed by the talent of an artist, then look no further:Chester Brown’s Louis Riel is comix history in the making, and with it, history never looked so good.” —The Globe and Mail Book Review

About the Author

Chester Brown lives in Toronto, where he ran for Parliament in the general election as a member of the Libertarian Party of Canada.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By RIP on Jan. 5 2013
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Fabulous tale about prostitution from the customer's poitn of view. The tale written here by Chester Brown detailing his experiences about being a john was fantastic. Did not glorify it or make it seedy or even something to be ashmed of. Presented it straight forward with total honesty. Great read in a nice compact hardcover format.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sweettears on Dec 27 2012
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I think anyone who's a bit on the rational side will quickly understand this quasi-autobiographic comic book. It goes through the intricate process of a rational man who ends up believing paying for sex straight up isn't as bad as the society would like him to believe. He thus enters the world of escorts, prostitutes and johns in Canada and you get to see his "progression", from the shy and not-so-confident man to one who finally accepts himself for everything he's worth.

If you've ever wondered what paying for sex is like, this book definitely is for you.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Naturak on Aug. 10 2011
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A foreward by Robert Crumb says it all. Immensely entertaining if you are interested in the subject.

The comic book adventures of a single male in Toronto,Ontario Canada who shamelessly records his experiences with prostitutes. It explores an area that many wonder about but would never discuss.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. Maendel on July 6 2011
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This stands as one of the best autobiographical comics ever made. Clinically honest, fascinating, and well-drawn as well. Chester Brown can stand beside Crumb, Pekar, Brown, Kochalka, and Porcellino.
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