Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Take a Spin Around the Stripper Pole

Romance novels are great.  I love them whole-heartedly.  Can't ever get enough.  However, it behooves both readers and writers to stretch themselves into other genres.  Every week, I'm going to share a recommendation to help you explore the vast non-romance world.

You may all remember Juno as a heartwarming and funny film that rocked the box office a few years ago.  What didn't get much coverage was that the writer spent a year prior to her big Hollywood break as a stripper in Minneapolis.  For fun. Not for drugs, not for money, not because she came from a broken family - just because she wanted to know what it was like.

Candy Girl is Diablo Cody's memoir of that crazy year.  It is a funny, fascinating behind-the-scenes peek.  Caution - it is not for the prudish.  One of my book club members actually stopped reading it on an airplane, for fear of what the flight attendant might glimpse on a page.  She is beyond frank in all of her descriptions.  That raw quality is part of what makes this book so compelling.
It might not make for appropriate conversation over the Thanksgiving turkey, but it will definitely lead to great conversation over a bottle of wine!

1 comment:

  1. I ADORE Diablo Cody's works. Must buy this book...now!
    Thanks for the review! :D