Candy Girl

Candy Girl

A Year in the Life of An Unlikely Stripper

Book - 2006
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Diablo Cody was 24 when she decided there had to be more to life than typing ad copy. On a whim, she signed up for amateur night at Minneapolis's seedy Skyway Lounge. She didn't win a prize, but she discovered that stripping delivered a rush she had never experienced before. 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. Here she tells the fish-out-of-water story of her yearlong walk on the wild side, giving 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 wry observations along the way.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Gotham Books, c2006
ISBN: 9781592402731
Branch Call Number: B-Co648c 2006
Characteristics: 212 p. ; 22 cm


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Diablo Cody was 24, a college graduate from a stable family with a supportive boyfriend and a boring copywriting job when on a whim, she signed up for amateur night at Minneapolis's seedy Skyway Lounge. Here she tells the fish-out-of-water story of what became her yearlong stint as an unlikely st... Read More »

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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.


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