Private Parts: The Early Works of Ian Ayres
A stunning memoir that not only explores Ian Ayres’s rich, vibrant and complicated life as a teen pimp (inspiring the movie Risky Business), but also features his previously unpublished experiences with luminary legends such as Tennessee Williams, Allen Ginsberg, Yoko Ono, Edmund White and Quentin Crisp. More than just a book, Private Parts is an experience of teen angst, hangovers for breakfast, and raw enlightenment tripping over that cliff’s edge in the rye. It would not exist if Ayres were not a survivor. His crusty accounts of a boy’s life on the wild side explores the extreme boundaries of human behavior and amorality, offering a journey through his life from his early years in houses of ill fame to his expatriate life in Paris today.