A Year in the Life of an Unlikely Stripper
By Diablo Cody
Gotham Books, Paperback, 9781592402731, 212pp.
Publication Date: December 28, 2006
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.
Good, frothy fun. . . . For those of us who have stared, transfixed, from a distance, wondering how the air is up there, Candy Girl is a bracing lungful. (Los Angeles Times)
Diablo Cody is to stripping what Chuck Klosterman is to pop culture and Sarah Vowell is to American history. . . . Candy Girl is fiendishly funny, muscle-car fast, and frighteninglyand I do mean frighteninglyaccurate. (Lily Burana, author of Strip City: A Strippers Farewell Journey Across America)
[Cody is] a quick, erudite, and funny writer. . . . One hell of a good story. (Time Out Chicago)
Flat-out funny and refreshingly devoid of moral conclusions. (Star Tribune, Minneapolis)