Anne Bissell, a third-generation writer and former technical writer
in the computer industry, has a Bachelor of Arts (Visual Performing
Arts/Journalism) from the University of Maryland. She has worked
for nearly twenty years as a professional writer, and has also earned
a certificate in writing from the University of California, San
Diego. She is the author of the popular new book "Memoirs of
a sex Industry Survivor" (Cleopatra International Publications
Bissell has studied women in the sex industry for over two decades.
She has worked successfully with women in the criminal justice system
with the mission to help them get out of prostitution. She lives
with her husband and son in Southern California.
What they're saying about Bissell's popular new book "Memoirs
of a Sex Industry Survivor":
Midwest book review gave "Memoirs of a Sex Industry Survivor"
their highest rating of 5 Stars and Baker & Taylor Book Distributors
awarded its greatest accolade last year of "Hot Pick"!
||Author of the popular new book
"Memoirs of a Sex Industry Survivor" Anne Bissell accepted
an invitation to voice her expert professional opinion on the Dr.
Phil show! "Bad Influences" was taped in February and is
due to air on Monday May 2, 2005 (consult your local listings for
"Dr. Phil's trademark 'get real' has never been more appropriate
than in this show" said Bissell. "It seemed to have taken
on an entirely new connotation."
Anne is an author and activist who lit a revolution. She has dedicated
her life to deglamourizing the multi-billion dollar sex industry
while rehabilitating its victims and the victims of sexual abuse.
Bissell has become known as the "Anti- Jenna Jameson"
of today's society.
Dr. Phil invited Anne to be part of his show knowing full well
she has studied women in the sex industry for over two decades and
would be the antithesis of the "bad influences" at the
core of this controversial drama.
The show is centered on one sister and her cadre's attempt to convince
her twin to join her as a prostitute at the Bunny Ranch in Nevada.
So to not give a way any of the show details, suffice it to say
Anne is confronted with considerable opposition from notorious flesh
peddlers in the peanut gallery.
The ever benevolent Bissell remained undaunted by the ignominious
arguments tabled by the perverse antagonists. Their "indulge
yourself today who cares about tomorrow" credo proved to be
too weak an argument for this discussion. Anne efficiently dispelled
their notion by clearly pointing out the mortifying life long emotional
consequences prostitution has on its victims; making the case it
destroys any chance for a normal life. She exposes the myths of
'the life' being liberating and glamorous for the painful truth
of what prostitution really is
This is all too familiar dialogue for Bissell. She hears the same
shallow discourse through the mouths' of the victims she councils.
The author is the founder of Sex Industry Survivors Anonymous, and
co-founder of Sexual Abuse Survivors in Recovery Anonymous. Both
are twelve step recovery programs.
Anne is committed to bring to light the coarse realities of prostitution,
among them the enduring traumatic emotional scars it victims' bear.
Her objectives are to enlighten women considering prostitution as
an option to its consequences and to help those who leave it, heal.
Anne is very professional and very well spoken. She is media trained
and has appeared on countless Radio and TV shows including Fox Network
News and Dr. Phil. The expert author is available for interviews
nationwide by arrangement and via telephone or satellite. Anne is
also available as a last-minute guest.
Among the topics that Anne is an expert and discusses:
" Designer Sex
" Minors in the sex industry
" The link between sexual abused teens and prostitution
" Sex industry and sexual abuse recovery
" Sex Trafficking/Sex Slavery
" Legalizing Prostitution (anti)
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