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!
A fantastic, funny read. You get great insight to a world so many people are secretly interested in without heavy lessons or moral judgements.
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.
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.
Strange, very funny, interesting and sometimes gross memoir about what it is like to be a stripper.