Sex Sells So Tells The Truth Vendor: Lee Bob Black interviews Melissa Petro.

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An excerpt from Melissa Petro’s memoir was published in 2007, in Issue 14 of Post Road Magazine ( The excerpt is titled, “Working Nights in the Artificial Day, Working Days in the Artificial Night”;

Read Melissa Petro's article, "Thoughts From a Former Craigslist Sex Worker," posted September 7, 2010 on Huffington Post. Melissa's byline for the article is, "Former sex worker, researcher, writer, educator, and feminist." Her full bio is at

Subsequent to the above article, the media chimed in: 

"Teacher Reassigned After Sex Article," by The New York Times, published September 26, 2010. 

"Bronx teacher admits: I'm an ex-hooker," by Kevin Fasic and Yoav Gonen, published September 27, 2010 by the New York Post.  

"NYC Elementary Teacher Admits Being Craigslist Prostitute," by Edecio Martinez, published September 27, 2010 by CBS News. 

Watch a video of Melissa Petro talking about being a stripper in Mexico:

Melissa Petro appears in the book, Hos, Hookers, Call Girls and Rent Boys. 

The first chapter of Melissa Petro's memoir appears in the anthology, Hos, Hookers, Call Girls and Rent Boys: Professional Writing on Love, Sex, Money and Work (2009), edited by David Henry Sterry and R. J. Martin Jr.