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4.5/ 5


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An honest look inside the sex industry, as told by a survivor.

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Though Lobert does not get overly graphic, her story can be very difficult to read, simply because it is often tragic.


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  Out of the Sex Industry and into the Arms of the Savior With Fallen, Annie Lobert brings a powerful story of hitting rock bottom and clawing her way back up to redemption. It provides a rarely seen look inside the sex industry – from the perspective of a sex worker. While the author focuses […]

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Out of the Sex Industry and into the Arms of the Savior

With Fallen, Annie Lobert brings a powerful story of hitting rock bottom and clawing her way back up to redemption. It provides a rarely seen look inside the sex industry – from the perspective of a sex worker. While the author focuses very much on her personal journey to religion, and how it helped her to fight her way out of the industry, she doesn’t sugarcoat the experiences that she endured during her sixteen years as an escort. Her account of her life during that time – and her willingness to share how she ended up in that situation – provide a valuable insight into an activity that is often seen as a victimless crime.

A young girl from the midwest, Annie sought approval from males from a young age, making her a perfect mark for the men who would take advantage of her. Sexual abuse as a child led the way to more abuse as an adult, leading Annie down a heartbreaking path that would ultimately lead her to a life of prostitution. The book is written with honesty and openness that makes it easy to see the thought processes, the little steps that snowballed on each other to lead her to that path – and how very difficult it was to get out once she was there.

Annie left home right after graduation, determined to make her way in the city. Though she takes on a number of jobs to save up for college tuition, Annie also enjoys clubbing and partying with her friends, and it is on one such night of partying that she meets the people who will change her life. She and a friend meet two successful businessmen at a club, and Annie’s friend soon falls in love with one of the men, who showers her with gifts. When her friend invites her to Hawaii to vacation and make some quick cash, Annie quickly agrees. After all, it’s easy money, and her friend makes it sound so easy.

Her time in Hawaii quickly ends, but the idea of selling her body for easy cash does not, and Annie soon begins to take on clients back home in Minneapolis, taking the name Fallen for her nocturnal jobs. These side jobs soon lead Fallen to Julian, the man who would become her lover, her abuser, and her pimp. What follows is an account of Fallen’s time working as a high class escort in Las Vegas, her struggles to both save Julian and save herself from him, and many experiences with clients and other escorts.

As founder of Hookers for Jesus, Annie Lobert has struggled her way out of the sex industry, and now seeks to help others do the same. By sharing her story in an honest way, she gives hope to those in similar situations, and insight to those who can only imagine what it’s like – and that’s a story worth reading, regardless of your religious affiliation.


Amy

 
U.S. Senior Editor & Deputy EIC, @averyzoe on Twitter, mother of 5, gamer, reader, wife to @macanthony, and all-around bad-ass (no, not really)