An Intimate Life

An Intimate Life

Sex, Love and My Journey as A Surrogate Partner

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For the past forty years, Cheryl Cohen Greene has worked as a surrogate partner, helping clients to confront, consider, and ultimately accept their sexuality. In this riveting memoir, Cohen Greene shares some of her most moving cases, and also reveals her own sexual coming-of-age. Beginning with a rigid Catholic upbringing in the 1950s, where she was taught to think sex and sexual desires were unnatural and wrong, Cohen Greene struggled to reconcile her sexual identity.

An Intimate Life offers a candid look into the personal and professional life of a surrogate partner, examining the cultural and emotional ramifications of pursuing something most people do not immediately understand.

The memoir opens with Cohen Greene's work with Berkeley-based poet and journalist Mark O'Brien, whose essay "On Seeing A Sex Surrogate" was adapted into a major motion picture titled "The Sessions," which was released nationwide in October 2012.
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : Soft Skull Press, [2012]
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9781593765064
Branch Call Number: 920.9302 COH
Characteristics: xv, 238 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates :,illustrations, portraits ;,23 cm
Additional Contributors: Garano, Lorna


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ChristchurchLib Mar 19, 2013

"Details the author's forty-year career as a sex surrogate, looking at how her rigid Catholic upbringing and the social upheaval of the 1960s influenced her views on sexuality while exploring the social ramifications of such a job." March 2013 Biography and Memoir newsletter

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