I just finished Diablo Cody’s memoir, “Candy Girl ~ A Year in the Life of an Unlikely Stripper”. Diablo Cody is the screenwriter of the independent film, “JUNO” so when I saw her memoir, “Candy Girl” at the PX I couldn’t help but put it in my shopping basket. Cody shares her adventures as a stripper in Minnesota for a year. She starts out being a curious twenty-five year old who thinks it might be interesting to see how “the other half lives” and ends up leaving the skin industry after burning out in her fourth strip joint. Though it had it’s funny and quirky moments there was a lot of very graphic detail about customers and what she did to herself and to them for money.
For the most part this book was entertaining and a light, quick read. I wonder if a movie will be made of it though. It would be pretty interesting if it was.
Now I’m back to trying to figure out what my next reading adventure will be. I might take a break and read some of the mags that have been waiting patiently for my attention on the coffee table though.
I haven’t had the pleasure of seeing “Juno” yet but as soon as it’s available on DVD it will be in my hot big hands. I loved the screenwriter, Diablo Cody’s acceptance speach at the Oscars last month and I have read a few of her articles for Entertainment Weekly and really enjoyed her writing. So when I came across her memoir, “Candy Girl ~ A Year in the Life of an Unlikely Stripper” at the PX, I couldn’t help myself and placed it in my shopping basket. The PX doesn’t usually have a very interesting book selection so when I do see something that catches my eye and it means I won’t have to wait on the USPS and Military mail system then I buy the book.
So after finishing “St. Lucy’s Home For Girls Raised By Wolves” yesterday morning, I decided to go in a totally new direction and took “Candy Girl” off my shelf and dug in. So far it’s entertaining and Cody’s voice is familiar and relatable. Nothing too exciting has happened yet but I’m only on page 38. I’ll let you know what I think when I’m done. I feel good about all the reading I’ve gotten in lately. I’ve really tried to read more than just at bed time and it’s great.