Diablo Cody "Candy Girl" Book (2007)
GothDetails: First trade paperback used book print (2007). Great condition no spine bends, no marks and hardly any shelf-wear
Short Description: “Full of insight and wit, Candy Girl is the captivating fish-out-of-water story of one woman’s yearlong walk on the wild side.”
Grade: NM (cover) / NM (pages)
Full Description: "Why, you might ask, would a healthy, college-educated young woman start stripping for a living, when she could work in a nice, clean office? Cody, now an arts editor for Minneapolis's alternative weekly, had spent her whole life (all 24 years) "choking on normalcy, decency and Jif sandwiches with the crusts amputated." When she moved from Chicago to Minnesota to live with the new boyfriend she'd found on the "World Wide Waste of Time," she took a job at an ad agency—a setup with good "porn shui " (desk well angled for undetected online porn surfing) but not much else. Attracted by a local bar's amateur stripping contest, Cody soon moved from stage stripping to lap dancing, from tableside to bedside customer service and, finally, peep-show sex. Removing her clothes and dry-humping strangers in sex clubs had become her way of escaping premature respectability. Quite inexplicably, her boyfriend was completely cool with her new occupation, even joining her on occasional sex jaunts. When the inevitable burnout set in, Cody switched to phone sex, until that, too, got old, and the 9-to-5 straight world beckoned. Cody's so alarmingly entertaining, readers will wish the book were longer, though they'll be glad it ends before anything really ugly happens." Agent, Paula Balzer. (Jan.)
Author: "Brook Maurio (born June 14, 1978), known professionally by the pen name Diablo Cody, is an American writer, producer, and author. She gained recognition for her candid blog and subsequent memoir, Candy Girl: A Year in the Life of an Unlikely Stripper (2005). Cody received critical acclaim for her screenwriting debut film, Juno (2007), winning the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, the BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay, the Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay, and the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay.
Cody created, wrote, and produced the Showtime comedy-drama series United States of Tara (2009–2011). She wrote, produced, and made her directorial debut with the comedy-drama film Paradise (2013). Cody also wrote and produced the horror-comedy film Jennifer's Body (2009), the comedy-drama film Young Adult (2011), which earned her a second nomination for the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay, the musical comedy film Ricki and the Flash (2015), and the comedy-drama film Tully (2018)."
"Dave's Book Club 2006 pick." - David Letterman
"[Cody is] a quick, erudite, and funny writer...One hell of a good story." - Time Out Chicago
"...a sharp and funny memoir...." - Associated Press
"An inspiration to any woman who's ever gotten her groove on sans clothes in front of her bedroom mirror, Cody's memoir is a seductive thrill and treat for all." - Playgirl
"...a tale alternately titillating, pensive, comical, and occasionally gross." - New York Post
"...flat out funny and refreshingly devoid of moral conclusions." - Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
"...this highly readable, hard-gyrating memoir will certainly heat up a few frigid January nights." - The Kansas City Star
"...a unique, eye-opening account..." - Complete Woman
"Candy Girl is fiendishly funny, muscle-car fast, and frighteningly--and I do mean frighteningly--accurate. Lock up your daughters and get your lighters in the air, for Candy Girl proves Ms. Diablo to be a writer of rock-star caliber." - Lily Burana, author, Strip City: A Stripper's Farewell Journey Across America