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.