Candy Girl

Candy Girl

A Year in the Life of An Unlikely Stripper

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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
1592402739
9781592401826
1592401821
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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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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