Candy Girl

Candy Girl

A Year in the Life of An Unlikely Stripper

Book - 2006
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Baker & Taylor
A freelance journalist recounts her decision to work as a stripper in spite of her less-typical profile as an intelligent woman with a supportive boyfriend and positive family life, in a personal account that describes her adventures and the lessons she learned in gentlemen's clubs and sex palaces. 30,000 first printing.

Baker
& Taylor

A journalist recounts her decision to work as a stripper despite her profile as an intelligent woman with a supportive boyfriend and positive family life, describing the lessons she learned in gentlemen's clubs and sex palaces.

Publisher: New York : Gotham Books, c2006
ISBN: 9781592401826
1592401821
9781592401821
9781592402731
Characteristics: 212 p. ; 22 cm

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SPPL_János Mar 15, 2018

A revelatory look at the working conditions on the Minneapolis strip club scene, and the factors that drew an educated, stable feminist into its intoxicating blur. Cody is a natural at wry humor and clever turns of phrase. And since she won an Oscar (Best Original Screenplay for "Juno"), you don't have to read her book furtively.

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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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