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Subject: Stripper books
Date Posted: 1/16/2009 4:11 PM ET
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Someone on another site called my attention to the fact that I have a lot of stripper books in my wish list. Actually, he point out ASKED if I was one (I'm not!). But I looooooooooove reading about their lives (esp memoirs). I really DO have a lot on my WL (and am always adding more to my RL until I can bump them over). I've really enjoyed them. I know it's not exactly "chick lit" but I wonder why I find this fascinating, and I bet some of the other ladies on this thread do too.

Date Posted: 1/16/2009 7:33 PM ET
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How funny!!! I've never read any, but wouldn't be against reading them. I'll have to check out your WL and maybe check into getting 1 or 2 from the library. Are there any you've already read & recommend? I always find it interesting to read books about peoples lives, rather it be fiction or non-fiction. Especially when they're lives are so different from yours. I'm a boring, wife & mother, so I think that's why I like chick lit so much.

Date Posted: 1/16/2009 9:56 PM ET
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I really liked (and recommend) "Strip City" (more of a memoir) and "Chloe Does Yale" (fictiony). I'm trying to remember what else. I finally got "Candy Girl" by Diablo Cody but it's way, way down on my TBR pile. There may have been one or two others that I have read and just don't quite remember. Oh, I did read "Callgirl" but thought it was way too talky and the writer a tad full of herself. Ditto with "Madam" (same author, but she's writing from the other side of the fence). I do have a lot on my WL that can get you started checking around. I'm kind of amazed b/c I didn't notice the "theme" till the guy on TT brought my attention to it! And I'm sure you're not a BORING mom! The world needs good moms. I have one :-).

Date Posted: 1/16/2009 10:38 PM ET
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Oh, I think I have Chloe Does Yale on my TBR pile & I'll see if my local library has Strip City or Candy Girl. I'm the same way though...pick a topic and stick with it for a while.  Thanks, but I can assure you my daughter would tell you I'm boring...no matter how much I take her shopping or try to play gutiar hero with her! lol



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Date Posted: 1/17/2009 11:33 AM ET
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I just finished Candy Girl and I loved it!  It was very funny and very raunchy.  It was a good quick read. 

Date Posted: 1/18/2009 8:24 AM ET
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If you want something along these lines, I recommend The Washingtonienne by Jessica Cutler. Most of it is pure shock, but it's one of those you can't put down!

Date Posted: 1/18/2009 12:44 PM ET
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She's not a stripper :-). She may have a lot of sex, and the cover of the book may be BOOBS, and some people may think that what goes on in DC has quite a bit in common with what goes on in the sex industry, but it's not at all related. :-)

I was ordering some stuff from B&N (got a gift card, I can't help it!) and found "Piece of Cake" by Cupcake Brown on clearance. I had forgotten that one (I believe she's an escort AND stripper). I remember thinking she would have a really good story to tell.

Date Posted: 1/18/2009 5:32 PM ET
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Sorry. I saw you mention Call Girl and Madam, so I assumed the conversation had expanded. I think this is the second time I have only half read what you said Heather. I am off to read a book instead! lol

Date Posted: 1/18/2009 6:49 PM ET
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No worries. It is still an excellent book recommendation. Sometimes I see books I've read but don't or hardly remember (like that one) and think I should just get them again and read them again. There are so many Red Dress Ink ones where I remember the cover but they don't at all sound familiar (this was before I got onto the swap sites, so I don't have a record). But it's the same with that book too. I remember tiny bits, but it's probably one I would enjoy reading again.