Girls Like Us: Fighting for a World Where Girls Are Not for Sale: A Memoir

Category: Book
By (author): Lloyd, Rachel
Subject:  BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Social Activists
  BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women
  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: February 2012
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 8.00in x 5.31in x 0.64in
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From The Publisher*

"Powerfully raw, deeply moving, and utterly authentic. Rachel Lloyd has turned a personal atrocity into triumph and is nothing less than a true hero. . . . Never again will you look at young girls on the street as one of 'those' women-you will only see little girls that are girls just like us." -Demi Moore, actress and activist 

With the power and verity of First They Killed My Father and A Long Way Gone, Rachel Lloyd's riveting survivor story is the true tale of her hard-won escape from the commercial sex industry and her bold founding of GEMS, New York City's Girls Education and Mentoring Service, to help countless other young girls escape "the life." Lloyd's unflinchingly honest memoir is a powerful and unforgettable story of inhuman abuse, enduring hope, and the promise of redemption.

Review Quote*"Riveting. . . . [Lloyd's] passionate, persuasive arguments for recognition and protection give a voice to the thousands of girls all around us who work and suffer in near invisibility."
Review Quote*"Fascinating and moving."
Review Quote*"Heartbreaking. . . . But the book is also at times funny, bawdy, and optimistic, as is Lloyd herself."
Review Quote*"Rachel Lloyd's astonishing stories of life on the street have an accumulative power that left me reeling. What makes Girls Like Us such an extraordinary achievement is that her storytelling is unflinchingly honest, and yet filled with a sense of promise, filled with a profound sense of hope."
Review Quote*"This book will burn a hole in your heart. The beauty of Rachel Lloyd's searing memoir is how she exorcises the pain of her own troubled girlhood by connecting with hundreds of young women on a brutal path."
Review Quote*"With empathy and intellect, Rachel Lloyd brings to light the heart-breaking stories of these lost, forgotten, and abused girls. Her own life story is a source of inspiration and hope. She is an important new voice of conscience to which America needs to pay attention."
Review Quote*"Rachel Lloyd's memoir should be mandatory reading for every cop, prosecutor, judge, and ‘john', but also every mainstream American who thinks racism, classism, and misogyny don't exist."
Review Quote*"Girls Like Us is a life-changing book, in every sense of the word. Rachel Lloyd changed her life in order to help change the lives of thousands of others-read her incredibly powerful story, and your life will be changed too."