Saturday, July 19, 2008

Candy Girl by 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 inspiration from a most unlikely source— amateur night at the seedy Skyway Lounge. While she doesn't take home the prize that night, Diablo discovers to her surprise the act of stripping is an absolute thrill.

This is Diablo's captivating fish-out-of-water story of her yearlong walk on the wild side, from quiet gentlemen's clubs to multilevel sex palaces and glassed-in peep shows. In witty prose she gives readers a behind-the-scenes look at this industry through a writer's keen eye, chronicling her descent into the skin trade and the effect it had on her self-image and her relationship with her now husband.

I really enjoyed reading this book, from the other side of the coin!!!! There were some really funny stories, and it just goes to show that stripping isn't always what an outsider thinks it it. I enjoyed reading about her reason's for wanting to start and continue stripping, the stories of the other ladies in the industry and how they react to one another and the experiences she had in the different places she worked. This was a really quick and interesting read for me!! :) 3.75/5