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
Branch Call Number: 927.927 COD
Characteristics: 212 p. ; 24 cm.


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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.

Dec 14, 2011

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

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.

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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