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Paperback Book Details
  • 03/2020
  • 9781950385133
  • 282 pages
  • $16.99
Open Ebook Ebook Details
  • 03/2020
  • 9781950385140
  • 282 pages
  • $4.99
Audio Details
  • 09/2020
  • B08KBTJQ4Y
  • 281 pages
  • $14.95
JuLee Brand
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Every Grain of Sand
JuLee Brand, Publisher

Adult; Memoir; (Market)

Sexual healer and entrepreneur David P. Wichman has lived through it all: childhood abuse, foster care, homelessness, survival sex work, and the blackest pits of drug and alcohol addiction. Despite the darkness, he found a profound sense of purpose as a male escort, but not the type of provider often seen in the news. His approach to sex work transcended common shame-based belief systems as he brought compassionate intimacy to marginalized men, including the elderly, disabled, and traumatized, illustrating a universal need for true connection.
Plot/Idea: 9 out of 10
Originality: 9 out of 10
Prose: 10 out of 10
Character/Execution: 9 out of 10
Overall: 9.25 out of 10

Assessment:

Idea: Wichman’s life is one of the rare examples that naturally reads like a story, so that nothing feels out of place. The events feel like plot points in a gritty drama.

Prose/Style: The author’s prose is simultaneously spare and vivid, lending itself to the thriller-like pace of the story while also slowing down for its more emotional moments. The style is truly masterful, and hardly a word feels out of place.

Originality: The story is greatly inspiring, and the positive representation of sex work is of a complexity and persuasiveness rarely seen.

Character Development/Execution: The author takes pains to represent several facets of each “character,” no matter how minor—from Wichman’s stepfather to his numerous lovers to Wichman himself.

Blurb: A story with considerable emotional power, Every Grain of Sand also serves as a convincingly-argued defense of an underrepresented and taboo subject. Wichman's memoir is alternately thrilling, harrowing, and amusing, describing a life that runs the gamut of the emotional spectrum.

Date Submitted: December 28, 2020

Formats
Paperback Book Details
  • 03/2020
  • 9781950385133
  • 282 pages
  • $16.99
Open Ebook Ebook Details
  • 03/2020
  • 9781950385140
  • 282 pages
  • $4.99
Audio Details
  • 09/2020
  • B08KBTJQ4Y
  • 281 pages
  • $14.95

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