Diaries of an Emotional Prostitute

Diaries of an Emotional Prostitute

by Beatrice McClearn

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ISBN-13: 9780982981405
Publisher: Sixth Sense Publishing
Publication date: 11/12/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 166 KB

About the Author

Beatrice McClearn is the author of Diaries of an Emotional Prostitute. She is the first author to shed light on emotional prostitution in an effort to end the cycle and help young women regain a sense of morality. McClearn obtained her degree in broadcast journalism from Bowie State University. A few years later, she received her certificate in creative writing from Prince George’s Community College. Her experience as a former educator with Prince George’s County Public Schools has made her a mentor and advocate for young women everywhere.

Fun Facts: Beatrice began writing at age 9 but began her career at the age of 26. She did freelance projects for various companies throughout the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area while dedicating the rest of her time to writing for fun blog post like MindPlay, Confessions of a Fat Girl, and Road to Recovery

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Diaries of an Emotional Prostitute 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
OneStoryataTime More than 1 year ago
My Review: First, for some strange reason, I thought the book was a memoir. Hence, I was dumbfounded when I got to the last two pages. My heart almost stopped beating. Reading the book as a memoir, I was left thinking how absolutely candid and brave the author was in revealing her story. Even as I came to the realization that the book was fiction, my thoughts did not change. The book's back cover states: "By the end of the novel, you will discover one of two facts: 1) You KNOW an emotional prostitute; or 2) You ARE an emotional prostitute." The epiphany for me was I am an Emotional Prostitute. My very being, my deep happiness comes from loving someone. My happiness comes from making my husband happy. My fulfillment is in knowing my children are happy. My contentment comes from my dogs' reactions to me. When my friends are happy, I am happy. In doing this, we walk a fine line between loving too much, liking too much, looking to others to fulfill us to the point of depleting the recipients of air. I do not think I am a person meant to be alone; however, I am comfortable being alone. In the book, Lilah uses love and sex to fulfill her inner void. This may be the cycle the author speaks of conquering. So many people have a void in their life and they attempt to fill it with false love, sex, drugs, alcohol, gambling, shopping, and many other vices. We need to teach our children (and each other) to be confident in who they are, to fulfill their destiny, and to be strong, to teach them not to pimp themselves in an effort to fill a void. Lilah's story progresses from a painful childhood to a young woman that hits rock bottom. From there, the book takes us through Lilah's realization that she controls her happiness and then, her taking charge of her life. The ending of the book brings us full circle. This book is an example of how we do not have to let the hand of cards we've been dealt define who we are. We are free to, at any time, gather up the cards, shuffle the deck, and re-deal the cards. Our life can be anything we want it to be. Lilah was a wonderful person who had so much to offer. I have no thoughts on the shocking ending of the book as I write this review. My mind has yet to piece it together. These thoughts may stem of my thinking it was a memoir for most of the book. This book contains sexual scenes that personally I would not want my teen reading, but let's face it. I live in a somewhat sheltered world of my own making. The story, however, is a story that teens and adults should read. I highly recommend this book. Beatrice McClearn has a powerful message for all of us.
Vyrus More than 1 year ago
very real a must read for all parents