Candy Girl: A Year in the Life of an Unlikely Stripper

by Diablo Cody | Biographies & Memoirs |
ISBN: 9781592402731 Global Overview for this book
Registered by LadyKnightNiko of Liberty Township, Ohio USA on 6/5/2008
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8 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by LadyKnightNiko from Liberty Township, Ohio USA on Thursday, June 05, 2008
BACK COVER: "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."

Wow. I've never read anything quite like this, so I think I'll send it out as a ring...

Journal Entry 2 by LadyKnightNiko from Liberty Township, Ohio USA on Thursday, June 05, 2008
Ring Rules:
-Don't keep the book for more than a month.
-Please do not apply if this is your first ring. Sorry, but I've had terrible luck with things getting stalled recently. Same goes for people with lots of catches, but no releases.
-Ask the next person for their address when you recieve the book.
-Please journal upon reciept, and when you mail out.
-Let me know if any problems arise.
-Check back often- I add new people almost every day, so shipping order may have changed.

Thanks!

RING ORDER:
1. JennyC1230 (USA)
2. Lumbermoose (USA)
3. flossie771 (USA-anywhere)
4. supertalya (USA-anywhere)
5. princess-peapod (USA) BOOK IS HERE!
6. jumieges (USA)
7. ekgv414 (USA)
8. Kitten22 (USA)
9. BethanieKay (USA- anywhere)
10. okyrhoe (Greece-anywhere)
11. penelopewanders (Switzerland)
12. frangelle (UK)
13. Klaradyn (South Africa- anywhere)
14. synical (Malaysia- anywhere)
15. TerraceWest (Canada)
16. perryfran (USA)
17. BACK TO ME! (USA)

Released 11 yrs ago (6/9/2008 UTC) at by mail in To the next participant, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases

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Let's get this ring started! On to JennyC1230 with the morning's mail. :D

Journal Entry 4 by JennyC1230 from Woodstock, Georgia USA on Monday, June 16, 2008
Caught this book on Saturday! Thank you! I just finished a book so I will start on this one next. Thanks for sharing your book! :-)

Journal Entry 5 by JennyC1230 from Woodstock, Georgia USA on Thursday, June 19, 2008
This book was really fascinating. Diablo Cody didn't make excuses for things she did. She also didn't seem feel bad about what she was doing. Most people think of strippers as low class women who use drugs and are probably prostitutes. I'm sure some of them are, but you can't really lump everyone into that category. I was fascinated that she was in a good relationship with a guy who was not at all jealous of the men she met at work, but actually curious about everything. She was also working an office job as well as stripping.

LadyKnightNiko, I really appreciate being able to read this book! Thank you! I am handing it off to Lumbermoose.

Journal Entry 6 by Lumbermoose from Woodstock, Georgia USA on Saturday, June 21, 2008
Received from JennyC1230. Thank you, LadyKnightNiko, for sharing.

Journal Entry 7 by Lumbermoose from Woodstock, Georgia USA on Sunday, June 22, 2008
Wow...an incredible look into the world of an "unlikely" stripper. It's amazing to hear her tell her story. I enjoyed this one more that Belle De Jour.

Thank you again for sharing. JennyC is mailing something to flossie771, so she'll add this book to the package.

Journal Entry 8 by Flossie771 from Villa Rica, Georgia USA on Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Received this one today...will try to read quick and pass along to the next person.

Journal Entry 9 by Flossie771 from Villa Rica, Georgia USA on Thursday, June 26, 2008
I finished reading today...all I can say is WOW.
Sending on to supertalya.....mailed 6-26-08

Journal Entry 10 by Supertalya on Monday, July 07, 2008
Got it in the mail today. I just finished my other bookring book, so it is perfect timing. I will start this one right now. I loved Juno (the author wrote the screenplay) so I am glad to see that she wrote this book as well. :-)

Diablo Cody turned the world of stripping into a fascinating novel. I was amazed at all the detail and am curious how the research for the novel was done. :-) I think every woman that is broke during college thinks about "What if I COULD do it? (stripping)" I thought the description of the "Dollhouse" was pretty graphic. I was eating dinner while I was reading about a specific man that didn't like the janitors to clean up afterwards--ugh. I couldn't put the book down and finished it in a couple of hours.

Journal Entry 11 by Supertalya at Bookring in bookcrosser, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Released 11 yrs ago (7/7/2008 UTC) at Bookring in bookcrosser, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases

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This is on its way to California! Argh, I accidentally put the wrong date down. :-( It was released today 7/9/08 at 3pm.

Journal Entry 12 by princess-peapod from San Luis Obispo, California USA on Tuesday, July 15, 2008
got in the mail yesterday, looking forward to the read!

Journal Entry 13 by princess-peapod from San Luis Obispo, California USA on Tuesday, July 22, 2008
ok, I am dying to read this book, but I got 3 rings at once & my friend just bought the book so I am passing it along to the next reader without having read it. Thanks for including me, but I just don't want to hold this good one up with so many people after me : )

Journal Entry 14 by princess-peapod at By mail, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Released 11 yrs ago (7/23/2008 UTC) at By mail, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases

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off to it's next reader!

"A book is a mysterious object, I said, and once it floats out into the world, anything can happen. All kinds of mischief can be caused, and there's not a damned thing you can do about it. For better or worse, it's completely out of your control."
Paul Auster

Journal Entry 15 by LadyKnightNiko from Liberty Township, Ohio USA on Thursday, September 11, 2008
It sadly looks like this book is lost in the mail, so the second copy is going out to jumieges tomorrow. :)

The link for the new copy is here: http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/6523736

Journal Entry 16 by Jumieges from Gordonsville, Virginia USA on Friday, October 03, 2008
Well, what do you know...it finally came! Picked it up the same day I mailed off the new book to ekgv414. So, since LadyKnightNiko doesn't want it back, I'll make it available for anyone who wants to read it.

Released 10 yrs ago (11/7/2008 UTC) at Jumieges's bios/memoirs/non-fiction bookbox, Bookbox -- Controlled Releases

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Sent off to Europe in hopes it finds a new home.

Journal Entry 18 by mazzlestar from Leeds, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Thursday, February 05, 2009
Taken from Jumieges' bio/memoir bookbox, sorry for the seriously late journalling, I took them out and forgot about journalling!

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