Candy Girl

  • by Diablo Cody
  • Narrated by Natalie Moore
  • 5 hrs and 7 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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 24, 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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Prefer a 3.5 if I could

I didn't know what to expect when choosing this book and frankly only considered this title since it was offered at a very low cost. And I must admit... my curiosity took over.
Overall I was pleasantly surprised.
Ms. Cody illustrates a slice of this foreign world with sharp-witted humor. She conveyed tolerance and at times compassion for her fellow sex workers. And with clever wit she expressed a wide range of thoughts and feelings towards the men who paid for her services. To say that this author has an open mind is an understatement . I think I identified with Ms. Cody in the sense that her insatiable curiosity drew her to this profession. I found it refreshing as she described her love and admiration for her partner, specifically I liked how she admires him for the kind of dedicated father he is to his little daughter. I finished this book really liking Ms. Cody. Overall I am glad I chose this for a quick and non-complicated listen. It is a fun book and yes I agree, not for everyone.
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- Suzn F "I believe a reviewer should finish a book before submitting a review. What do you think?"

Not for everyone

The story of a smart girl who is drawn into exotic dancing and her return to life away from it. Self discovery and comic relief make the story interesting.
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- Valerie A. Archibald "Postal Bunny"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-20-2009
  • Publisher: Penguin Audio