Candy Girl

Candy Girl

A Year in the Life of An Unlikely Stripper

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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 Minneapolisas seedy Skyway Lounge. She didnat 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 didnat fit the ordinary profile of a stripperashe had a supportive boyfriend, was equal parts brainpower and beauty, was from a good family, and was out to do a little soul searchingashe 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 writeras keen eye, from quiet gentlemenas clubs to multi-level sex palaces, with all of her wry observations along the way. Some of her discoveries? Blondes make more money; it takes a pro to master The Pole; and while the girls wield much sway over the customers, in reality the power is totally out of their hands. Eventually, the lucrative skin trade began to drain Diablo emotionally, but her foray into this world had a profound and, surprisingly, positive effect. Funny and fascinating, Candy Girl is a seductive treat.
Diablo Cody is to stripping what Chuck Klosterman is to pop culture and Sarah Vowell is to American History--an off-kilter visionary cynical enough to trust and talented enough to blister all that her mighty pen touches. Candy Girl isfiendishly funny, muscle car fast, and frighteningly--and I do mean frighteningly--accurate. Lock up your daughters and get your lighters in the air, for Candy Girl proves Ms. Diablo to be a writer of rock star calibre.
--Lily Burana, author, STRIP CITY: A Stripper's Farewell Journey Across America
Publisher: New York : Gotham Books, c2006.
ISBN: 9781592401826
Branch Call Number: 792. 7028 COD C
Characteristics: 212 p. ; 22 cm.


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