Candy Girl

Candy Girl

A Year in the Life of An Unlikely Stripper

Book - 2006
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Full of insight and wit, Candy Girl is the seductive memoir of a young woman who dared to bare it all as a stripper

Diablo Cody was twenty-four years old when she decided there had to be more to life than typing copy at an ad agency. On a whim, she signed up for amateur night at Minneapolis's seedy Skyway Lounge. She didn't win a prize that night, but she discovered that stripping delivered a rush she had never experienced before, and too many experiences to not write about it. While she didn't fit the ordinary profile of a stripper - she had a supportive boyfriend, was equal parts brainpower and beauty, was from a good family, and was out to do a little soul searching - she soon immersed herself in this enticing life full-time.

In Candy Girl , Diablo tells the captivating fish-out-of-water story of her yearlong walk on the wild side. In witty prose she gives readers a behind-the-scenes look at this industry through a writer's keen eye, from quiet gentlemen's clubs to multi-level sex palaces, with all of her wry observations along the way.

Publisher: Melbourne : Schwartz Publishing, 2006.
Edition: 1st Australian ed.
ISBN: 9781863953429
1863953426
Branch Call Number: 927.927 COD
Characteristics: 212 p. ; 24 cm.

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ryner
Jun 23, 2017

When a young, college-educated woman with a perfectly respectable if uninspiring office job in Minneapolis decides, on a whim, to enter the "amateur night" contest at a local strip club, it unexpectedly leads to a year of awkward, amusing, strange and empowering experiences in gentlemen's clubs, from the seedy to the high-end. Largely fluff, this proved a good fit for my vacation reading.

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leafslowe
Dec 14, 2011

A different perspective of the lifestyle of a stripper. Interesting in that sense.

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tedrich2921
May 09, 2008

As any true Minnesotan would say, "Now, THAT's interesting!" This probably won't make your book club list, but it is undeniably witty and well-written. Diablo Cody is a gifted writer and the book gives you great insights into some of the more down-and-dirty places of Minneapolis. You know you shouldn?t look, but it?s irresistible. No wonder the woman won an Academy Award. If you aren?t easily shocked or offended, this book is a great read.

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liberalhatter
Feb 25, 2007

surprisingly dirty, but interesting. i never knew exactly what stippers do...

i thought it would be a story of degradation and regret, but instead it was a pro-stripper book. i was surprised but couldn't put it down.

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