Janet Capron

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(Capron, Janet) Janet Capron is a writer based in New York City. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University. Blue Money (The Unnamed Press) is Capron’s memoir based on her time as a prostitute in the early 1970s—an intimate, no-holds-barred portrait of the lawless era before AIDS and the War on Drugs. Capron’s voice is bold, darkly comedic, and explicit, offering a complicated depiction of what it means to be truly liberated even in the face of her own radical descent into Avenue C and addiction. Shelf Awareness writes, “Capron writes with the fearless, experiential drive of a Beat poet . . .”