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.