When I received a message from a reader of Fuck You Friday, Taylor, saying she had written a book I might like to review, I jumped at the chance. I’d recently been gifted a kindle for my birthday by The Husband and was really enjoying getting into reading again. It was something I’d always found very relaxing, but rarely put the time into.
Taylor told me the book was still at the publishers getting the finishing touches, and would let me know when it was ready. A few weeks later, she sent me a link to her website with more information about the book. It was there I saw a sultry image of a woman laying back in sexy lingerie and a blurb about the author being a mother, grandmother, photographer and………sex worker.
I will not shy away from admitting I was a little bit shocked. I hadn’t a clue what to expect, but I knew I wasn’t expecting that!
Once I recovered, I was immediately thrilled. This is exactly the sort of thing I want to bring you with Far Kew Reviews. The curious, the unusual, the strange and the uncanny. Not only do I want to bring you my favourite tried and tested products that I use in my everyday life, but I also wish to hunt down the slightly left of centre. And I wish to challenge my own preconceptions and judgements.
I had to know more.
Taylor (or Tara, depending on what state you are in) is a middle aged Aussie woman, who randomly decided in her late forties to answer an advertisement in the paper and become a sex worker. Yep.
Her book titled “Tara, Mature Aussie Woman”, details what happened next, with some incredible (and at times eye watering) detail, that gives the reader a unique insight into a taboo world that is usually left unspoken.
Who doesn’t want to know how to perform a health check on a random strangers penis?
Jokes aside, while of course I was ravenous for intricate details, (and Taylor doesn’t disappoint in this area) I was surprised to be left moved and at times deeply saddened by the stories of her clients and the underlying theme of loneliness, anxiety and depression. It is this theme that led Taylor to pledge a portion of proceeds from her book towards charities that tackle mental health issues and depression.
Far from being the grotty, dirty, drug ridden version of 50 Shades of Grey featuring the underworld’s most abused and objectified, Taylor’s honest account offers a deeper understanding of life behind the walls of a bordello. And it’s nothing like you’d imagine.
Sure, there is sex. And a lot of it. But the hugs, the tender touches through Taylor’s expert massaging skills, and the opportunity to lay next to someone and talk meaningfully to a person who does not judge, is what keeps her many clients singing her praises.
“Looking back to when I first started, I can’t believe how much I have grown as a person. I have a different awareness. What I see, hear and feel has all changed.”
– Taylor Tara
It seems strange to say this, but if anyone was born to be a sex worker, I think Taylor is that person. Join her on a trip down the rabbit hole, where you will be nervous, shocked, moved and everything in between. I guarantee you will shatter your illusions of what it might be like to be paid for sex with strangers, and perhaps appreciate the loving and understanding touch that Taylor brings to her work.
So just how does a mother, grandmother, photographer and self proclaimed “Plain Jane” go from living a normal, hard working life in the country, to servicing multiple men a night?
Intrigued? I thought so.
You can purchase the book directly through the website www.taylortara.com
Or on Kindle
Enter the draw to win one of two signed hardback copies of the book by commenting on this review saying why you would love to read it.
And tune in to my Facebook page Far Kew for a live chat with Taylor on Tuesday 10th Oct at 8PM EDT (5pm for WA, 7pm for QLD). She invites you to ask her ANYTHING. And she’s one very generous woman with the juicy details.
Love, FK xx