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

VERDICT: Much better at 29 than at 15
STARS: 5 out of 5

I first read Candy Girl back when it was first released, around 2005 or 2006. I was a sophomore/junior in high school, and I was intrigued by the book. I enjoyed it, but obviously a lot of it went over my head. I remember my best friend and I having to Google a lot of the terms in the book to get through it because we were so young and naive.

Rereading it as someone a month shy of 29-years-old made the book so much better. I’ve lived more, experienced more, and shed my naiveness. I have friends that are or have been sex workers, and “Candy Girl” gives a great look into WHY people start stripping (moneyyyy) and why they continue despite learning to hate the industry (again, moneyyy).

Diablo’s writing is honest, witty, and eas...

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