Mother of Invention: "Ain't No Shame in Bein' a Ho"

Abby Zimet

Tales of the recession: After Princess, as her father calls her, got
laid off, she applied for hundreds of jobs, to no avail. Then she
turned, not altogether unhappily, to the streets.

 "Don't tell daddy this, but he's really the reason I'm doing this,"
she says. "We could almost squeak by on
my unemployment and his Social Security, but Medicare don't pay all his
medications anymore. I can't let him die because I couldn't afford his

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