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Candy Girl: A Year in the Life of an Unlikely Stripper
Candy Girl A Year in the Life of an Unlikely Stripper
Author: Diablo Cody
Decreed by David Letterman (tongue in cheek) on CBS TV's The Late Show to be the pick of "Dave's Book Club 2006," Candy Girl is the story of a young writer who dared to bare it all as a stripper. At the age of twenty-four, Diablo Cody decided there had to be more to life than typing copy at an ad agency. She soon managed to find...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781592402731
ISBN-10: 1592402739
Publication Date: 12/28/2006
Pages: 224
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3.8 stars, based on 217 ratings
Publisher: Gotham
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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reviewed Candy Girl: A Year in the Life of an Unlikely Stripper on + 9 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 11
Written by the Academy Award winning Screen writer for Juno, this book is not for the weak! It's a hardcore account of the life of a stripper. Diablo Cody writes in a whitty, brutally honest and sarcastic way. Cody is very entertaining!

A note of caution --- some accounts in the book might be too graphic or profane for some. I did gag during one section. If you have ever wondered what it's like to be a stripper this book is for you.

Cody writes in detail about her days as a stripper at various venues. She discusses the clientele, co-workers and the money she makes. She also gives great detail about the establishments and how they do business.She discusses how she handles her family and her profession. Defintiely, a great peek inside a different world!
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Helpful Score: 9
A fantastic, funny read. You get great insight to a world so many people are secretly interested in without heavy lessons or moral judgements.
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Helpful Score: 7
Needing a book to read while I was sick I picked this up thinking I could read it off and on. I was wrong...I read it all in one sitting. It was an interesting look at the world of strippers. Diablo Cody humanized ladies that strip. She showed the world as it is and how a curious interloper was treated. I really enjoyed reading this account of her year spent working as a stripper, a peep show girl and very briefly touched on her job as a phone sex operator. I recommend it to anyone who is looking for a quick, but good read.
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Helpful Score: 6
I thought Juno was overrated. Surely it was an entertaining movie, but it was a little too tongue-in-cheek with "hipness" and self-awareness.

Cody still lays on on thick in this memoir, but the results are a lot more satisfying then Juno was. Simply put - I loved this book. She is funny, witty, scathing, and a real human being. I read this book in less then 24 hours and loved every page of it.
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Helpful Score: 5
Strange, very funny, interesting and sometimes gross memoir about what it is like to be a stripper.
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reviewed Candy Girl: A Year in the Life of an Unlikely Stripper on + 38 more book reviews
She's written and sold screenplays to Hollywood. She dated a musician from Minneapolis whose five year old (nickname "Peanut" to protect the innocent) loved her. She worked a straight job while stripping part-time. How bad could the book be?

Bad. It's just bad. Granted, Diablo Cody (birth name Brook Busey) grew up in a suburb of Chicago with a relatively normal family, suffered no incident of child molestation, and graduated from college. However, the story comes off (no pun intended) as if she just couldn't leave her youth behind. Too many faux-clever zingers and descriptions of strippers and patrons, too many nights taking off her vinyl panties or popping a silicone device between her legs for the paying purview of the customers, too many descriptions of lame-o men and "bitchface" hardtimers who wore wigs, press-on nail extensions and wads of cash strapped into their garters.

Why did she choose to be a stripper? I'm getting to that section in the book. I'm guessing the payoff won't be any too sweet, and, like most candy ill-consumed with gluttonous intent, leave a bad taste in my mouth.
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This book will never win any awards, but it's a great way to satisfy any curiosity you may have about this particular "endeavor".
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This book didn't just have me laughing out loud, it had me snorting. If you thought the movie Juno was funny, you will enjoy reading this memoir.


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