Sindy in Real Life is the first book to be published by Real Life Press. It's the true story of the first five decades of Sindy's life in her own swear words. She admits to being an uncultured, uneducated waste of space at eighteen and offering sex for affection. She's staying anonymous and has disguised people and places to protect her kids. They all have her surname and only one sees dad. She wanted men for sexual exercise and sperm. But she has always earned enough to give them a good start. She studied law at night and worked as a paralegal. She blows the lid off the 'profit' culture of no-win no fee compensation law which has little to do with justice, but she stuck with it for the money and when there wasn't enough she became a full-sex escort. In the book she categorises men who pay for sex, and early readers can identify behaviour in their husbands or lovers that is true to a type. One thing she can't stand is disrespect and she's seen enough of it as a woman, at work as a lawyer and from her punters. She's happy that this book has created an opportunity to campaign for respect.
This isnt a book for the prudish or the prurient. She swears. Its real life, a contemporary autobiography, touching, true, funny, heartrending. Its about resilience. Sindy has a sharp, untutored mind, full of patches of wisdom. She has a ready wit and always blurts out what shes thinking. But she always feels the need to be self-reliant, has difficulty with close relationships except with her kids, maybe some autism there. Drink, recently red wine, has always been her friend. Shes had a lot of sex, been paid for some of it. Had two men threaten suicide seriously and had one go through with it. She contracted to be a sex slave for a year. She blows the lid off the no-win no-fee compensation scam that is all about making money and has little to do with justice. Most of all its about resilience and a desire to gain respect which has turned into a campaign. Sindy is the Marmite of autobiography.
This is how Sindy describes herself -
This is an honest account of the first five decades of my life. I am the sole parent of three children by three different dads. My children share my surname but not all my secrets.
I financed the upbringing of my children by working as a paralegal and then qualified legal executive in the soul-destroying sweatshop of no win no fee lawyering for as long as it paid enough and when it didnt I added to my income by working at a second job as a prostitute via an escort website. The money also kept me adequately supplied with red wine.
At eighteen I was an uncultured, uneducated waste of space, giving away sex as the only way to get attention. I stumbled into legal work as a court usher, began to study first Pitman and then legal stuff and earned good money as a legal executive. I learned about sex, men and motherhood the hard way. The lack of respect in the world appalled me and now Im camp