by Cross Woodfield
Have I got a recommendation for you!!
Yesterday I had a delicious brunch in Trident Booksellers, the beloved bookshop/café on Newbury Street in downtown Boston.
I didn’t really feeling like reading my art history book, not because it’s boring so much as because it’s required…so instead I shopped the sale rack and found Diablo Cody’s Candy Girl: A Year in the Life of an Unlikely Stripper.
As you probably know, Cody authored Juno (in my opinion one of the greatest movies of all time). The book is a candid memoir of her real life, dramatic without being maudlin and totally hard to put down.
Stripping is a controversial topic in conservative circles and also über-liberal feminist ones alike. But Cody de-mystifies in a way that makes it, to quote the Little Mermaid, part of our world.
I love her, and I am loving the book-my feelings about strippers and sweet spots in general are being challenged and adjusted at the turn of every sale-priced page.
What do you all think about stripping? I’d love to hear pre- and post-Diablo opinions!