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an edgy, eye-opening biography with lots of spice and sass and humanity.

  

‘I thought this book “Sindy In Real Life” was amazing. I was completely pulled in from the beginning and was intrigued that it was about a woman – and mother- who goes from her dead-end legal job to being a sex worker, but also seemed to have a pretty complex plot that is character driven by the narrator (who is actually anonymous). I’ve always had a fascination with the sex-worker industry so this book seemed like one I’d enjoy… and while it had its darker moments and I do think it could have benefited from more tightening and trimming of a few needless scenes/excess narrative on occasion, it was so interesting and fun and just so different from what I normally read that I forgave these qualms. I enjoyed the personalities of the different characters, and the way the author really put us inside “Sindy’s” head through everything (not her name but how I think of her)– we feel like we know her very intimately by the time we are done. We feel transported not only into her unique and interesting life, but her experiences and it is fascinating to watch everything play out, and I did like the ending. I liked that it has a positive message if respect in such a tough lifestyle. I actually expected it to be far more graphic, and while the author is quite blunt and frank with her language and experiences, it isn’t like ‘erotica’, but more like an edgy, eye-opening biography with lots of spice and sass and humanity. Recommend for adults only. (4-5 stars)’

I enjoyed the author’s narrative ‘voice’ - so much personality and energy

  

‘I really liked this book, “Sindy in Real Life” I think the author did a wonderful job of pulling us inside her world and making her relatable and sympathetic – not just some silly, screwed up druggie, which is so often the stereotype. It really exposed some things about escorting that I never knew, but more importantly it really showed us who Sindy is as a person – as a woman – and a mother. She had a tough childhood and her adulthood wasn’t much better, but she I able to find her way in life in a way that works for her. It’s actually kind of inspiring to see how it all unfolds how she ends up.. For the most part I thought it was very well-written and I enjoyed the author’s narrative ‘voice’ so much personality and energy, it just whisks you through the pages. And the editing was near flawless as well!!! It kept my attention from the compelling opening to the satisfying ending, although it takes some time for us to get to know “Sindy” and really hook us into her storyline. In terms of the sex, yes there is plenty, but done in an organic and non-gratuitous manner. It isn’t the sole focus of the book, which I actually appreciated. It had more depth and great character development along the way, and some surprises too. Overall I liked the author’s writing style very much, and found myself completely lost in this enticing world she recanted night after night. (5 stars)’ 

I was intrigued - such raw honesty, and authenticity - and I loved the ending

  

‘I admit I wasn’t sure what I was getting myself into in deciding to read this book, because admittedly I do tend to lean towards the paranormal/fantasy romance elements of literature because I enjoy the make-believe parts. “Confessions” of a real-life escort isn’t my usual fare, but I consider myself pretty open minded and was curious to see what it was all about. Was I in for a surprise! Not only was I was intrigued by the writing sample, but also with the way that I felt an almost immediate connection to the narrator and how the author was telling us her story. Such raw honesty, grit and authenticity… she almost demanded that I get to know her better, which I did. I found myself just wanting to read more… and more… and more… and I couldn’t believe it when I realized I was totally hooked, and I felt transported to another world just by experiencing the lives of these riveting characters who are so true to life and authentic, yet unlike any I’ve met before. Dark, damaged, flawed, but incredible real and very relatable. As a woman who is trying to provide for her children and without a stable home life or husband and a menial job, sometimes life takes you in unexpected directions… This story could have been another cliché ‘sex’ story, but it was far from it because the author (who is “anonymous”) made her, and the other characters feel so ‘real’ with authentic world-building and key detailing, and it never felt contrived. I loved the ending and I’m really glad I took a chance on this one. Recommend for adults only (4-5 stars).’ 

You won’t want to stop reading until you’ve finished !

  

‘Just a heads up…when starting “Sindy in Real Life”, make sure you don’t have anywhere you need to be or anything you need to do because you won’t want to stop reading until you’ve finished it all!! Trust me on this! The book starts off with a very evocative beginning setting the stage and tone for the book and how the author’s (who is anonymous but compares herself to a “Sindy doll” – hence the title) story is going to be different than perhaps what we are used to reading about…and just keeps going from there. Warning: this book holds nothing back in terms of sex and the ‘behind the scenes’ of real ‘working girl’ experiences so not for the prudish or judgmental. The characters and storylines are so well-developed and fully fleshed out you feel like you know them personally, and I think what I liked the most about this book was just the overall feel the author managed to create where it felt intimate, like a close friend was telling me this really crazy, fun, sad, intense, sexy, story that I didn’t want to stop listening to. The writing is very descriptive and you can picture everything perfectly. There are some surprising twists and some parts that really catch you off guard – some shocking and some sweet and funny… but that just made this book even more addicting. Like that it had depth and heart – Absolutely Recommend. (mature reader only) (5 stars)’ 

An interesting tale that covers the gamut of emotions.

  

‘This book “Sindy in Real Life” seems to have something of everything… seriously. Sex, drama, romance, danger, secrets, personal struggles, family life, humor, and shocking behavior… but I was impressed by the solid writing and the way that we are able to experience the story through the author’s eyes in without it feeling “telling” (my pet peeve!), which is super hard to do when writing in narrative form like this book is (with more narration telling the story than dialogue) and while I’m not usually a fan of reading books where sex is the focus of the story (in any form), here it not only worked without feeling gratuitous, but it really added to the depth of the characters, especially the author. It’s an enlightening glimpse into a fascinating lifestyle that can have its fun moments, but not without its share of troubles…and definitely has its more shocking and even upsetting scenes. For the most part the writing was so fluid and had great pacing. Always found myself reading for longer than I planned to, as there was never a good place to just stop—especially towards the end. I actually think this book will have wide-ranging appeal due to the unique combination of family life/drama/personal growth and sexual exploration and hijinks with some memorable characters. It’s a darn good read as we get swept away in the fun, but due to the adult subject matter it’s best suited for mature readers only. This book wraps up well (it’s a standalone, not part of any series I don’t think?) but I would love to read more from this author in the future. She has such a lively and charismatic way of telling an interesting tale that covers the gamut of emotions. (4 stars)’ 

Emotional complexity and depth, all characters fresh and unique. A great story. No cliche figures.

  

‘Wow, this was terrific! Once I started reading I didn’t want to stop until I’d finished the whole thing. It was all I could do though not to rush it… this definitely isn’t a ‘quick-easy beach read” but more like something you sink back with and let it take you away from your safe, ordinary, boring world for a while. I enjoyed the author/narrator’s literary “voice” and creatively detailed storytelling even while based on real events. The interweaving plotlines were well-crafted and fast-paced and at times taboo but always believable and not predictable, and (most of) the characters were all genuine and interesting in their own right. They all felt very real, a great story. I have to commend the author on the way that she managed to tell not only a great story but did so in a way that I didn’t feel like I’ve read it a million times before. Sure, it’s a book about a woman who is trying to find her way and ends up as an escort, but it has so much emotional complexity and depth it’s really fresh and unique. This book is recommended for adults only, and I Would love to read more from this author in the future. (5 stars)’

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I did enjoy the story. I adored the author’s unique narrative style – so witty and real and rude

  

‘I am of somewhat mixed feelings on this novel, “Sindy in Real Life” because on one hand it is nicely written with some of the most interesting and compelling characters and storylines I’ve read in a long time, and I adored the author’s unique narrative style – so witty and real and rude and just awesome. But on the other, at times I felt almost like this book was too much at once and seemed to lose focus of the arc and kept going off in different directions. I feel like it would have been better if it were shorter and more focused and had higher stakes throughout. Everything just sort of “happened” especially in the first half… and it was hard to get all that invested emotionally. But that is just my opinion, other people may disagree. There isn’t much real tension throughout (moments here and there, but nothing substantial) Even though there are moments of conflict, I just didn’t feel like this book really brought anything ‘new’ to the table in the way that I would have hoped. I did really appreciate the author’s personal character development, however, and the fact that she seems to really evolve despite her tawdry foray into a different life. Some of the more interesting characters I’ve come across, and I did enjoy the story as a whole and I can see people liking it. Adults only. (3 stars)’ 

Published on June 1st 2018

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It's the true story of the first five decades of Sindy's life in her own swear words.

  

Sindy in Real Life is the first book to be published by Real Life Press. It's the true story of the first five decades of Sindy's life in her own swear words. She admits to being an uncultured, uneducated waste of space at eighteen and offering sex for affection. She's staying anonymous and has disguised people and places to protect her kids. They all have her surname and only one sees dad. She wanted men for sexual exercise and sperm. But she has always earned enough to give them a good start. She studied law at night and worked as a paralegal. She blows the lid off the 'profit' culture of no-win no fee compensation law which has little to do with justice, but she stuck with it for the money and when there wasn't enough she became a full-sex escort. In the book she categorises men who pay for sex, and readers can identify behaviour in their husbands or lovers that is true to a type. One thing she can't stand is disrespect and she's seen enough of it as a woman, at work as a lawyer and from her punters. She's happy that this book has created an opportunity to campaign for respect.