Candy Girl

A Year in the Life of an Unlikely Stripper

By Diablo Cody
(Gotham Books, Paperback, 9781592402731, 212pp.)

Publication Date: December 28, 2006

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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.

About the Author
Writer Diablo Cody penned her debut screenplay "Juno" while working as a phone sex operator/insurance adjuster in Minneapolis. She did not attend Harvard. She is the author of the infamous and critically acclaimed memoir "Candy Girl: A Year in the Life of an Unlikely Stripper", and has appeared on CNN, the FOX Morning Show, and "Late Show with David Letterman". She lives in Los Angeles.
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