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Candy GirlA Year in the Life of an Unlikely Stripper

Diablo Cody

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Candy Girl

By: Diablo Cody

Narrarated by: Natalie Moore

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.

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Total File Size: 139 MB (5 files) Total Length: 5 Hours, 4 Minutes

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No pun intended. This is a very humorous and graphic book. Not graphic in the XXX sense, but graphic in that the writing give you a great mental image of the events. Fun book!

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Hilarious and well written!


Some people are obviously turned off by the content, but Diablo Cody's writing crackles with humor and creativity. The audiobook is wonderfully read, Minnesota accents and all.

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Anti-Bourgeois Superstar


Diablo did it. She represents a creative class that can't bring themselves to sell out. Instead, they buy in, and compromise nothing of their character. Her ballsiness makes her an easy target for armchair critics who fancy that they're equally as capable but morally superior. Diablo challenges fearful, lazy bourgeoisies to get off their asses and make something from nothing. She knows the secret recipe to how great writers like Palahniuk come up with juicy content that sells: Live more. The bottom line: she's having a hell of a lot more fun than the haters - with her dress intact.

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Grade A Excellent Book


This book was excellent. She tells her story in a way that makes you feel like you are there with her. Diablo, you are brave, and you have lived in a way that many secretly dream of, but never do. Thank you for the excellent story. I didn't want it to end. This book was full of fast-witty quips that are thought-provoking. Do not pass this book up based on the (2) shallow reviews. Be ready to stomach real world adult life that she presents for us. Bravo.....

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questionable reviews


Please don't submit a review for a book unless you've read it. It appears that you are simply using this forum to attack someone you probably don't know with laughably inaccurate comments. I enjoyed the book, but for purposes of full disclosure I will state that I've been friends with Brook for 15+ years so I may be slightly biased. With that said, I do think it is a fun, breezy read with some good laughs throughout.

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Two-faced poser


Read her movie reviews from a few years ago in City Pages here in the Twin Cities...she mocks Hollywood and the Oscars calling them shallow and self-serving and worse. Yet when they offer her one, she suddenly wants to lock her cosmetically whitened teeth on that teat. Typical for someone who took up stripping in hopes of getting a book deal out of it. When her ten minutes are up, look for a spectacular crash-rash-and-burn. Honest to blog. [Insert barf sound here].

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please go away


lightweight nonsense by a shameless self-promoter

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