Candy Girl: A Year in the Life of an Unlikely Stripper
Decreed by David Letterman (tongue in cheek) on CBS TV’s The Late Show to be the pick of “Dave’s Book Club 2006,” Candy Girl is the story of a young writer who dared to bare it all as a stripper. At the age of twenty-four, Diablo Cody decided there had to be more to life than typing copy at an ad... show more
Decreed by David Letterman (tongue in cheek) on CBS TV’s The Late Show to be the pick of “Dave’s Book Club 2006,” Candy Girl is the story of a young writer who dared to bare it all as a stripper. At the age of twenty-four, Diablo Cody decided there had to be more to life than typing copy at an ad agency. She soon managed to find inspiration from a most unlikely source— amateur night at the seedy Skyway Lounge. While she doesn’t take home the prize that night, Diablo discovers to her surprise the act of stripping is an absolute thrill. This is Diablo’s captivating fish-out-of-water story of her yearlong walk on the wild side, from quiet gentlemen’s clubs to multilevel sex palaces and glassed-in peep shows. In witty prose she gives readers a behind-the-scenes look at this industry through a writer’s keen eye, chronicling her descent into the skin trade and the effect it had on her self-image and her relationship with her now husband.
Publish date: January 2nd 2007
Pages no: 212
Edition language: English
I really liked this book. Maybe it's because I'm around the same age as the author was when her year of stripping took place but I can connect with her feelings of not really knowing what she wants out of life and trying to find herself. After reading some reviews I'm not sure what people were expec...
A quick, interesting, easy read. More interesting b/c it's a true story.
Very quick read. Quite interesting. A glimpse into a world very close to home that I hadn't really thought much about ...until now.
Cody wasn't a bad person with whom to spend a slovenly St. Stephen's Day morning, but this book can, and probably should be read in a sitting. Less a memoir and more a sustained cooter-shot, Diablo Cody's book has all the brevity and typos of a hastily typed cash-in. She's got Midwestern smart-ass d...
Interesting read, well written and funny.