Decreed by David Letterman (tongue in cheek) on CBS TVâ€™s The Late Show to be the pick of â€śDaveâ€™s Book Club 2006,â€ť 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 sourceâ€” amateur night at the seedy Skyway Lounge. While she doesnâ€™t take home the prize that night, Diablo discovers to her surprise the act of stripping is an absolute thrill. This is Diabloâ€™s captivating fish-out-of-water story of her yearlong walk on the wild side, from quiet gentlemenâ€™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 writerâ€™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.