A stripper's farewell journey across America
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Lily Burana accepts a marriage proposal - but first decides to strip her way from Florida to Alaska before settling down. An eighteen-year-old dropout when she first entered the world of exotic dancing, Lily, now a successful journalist, looks at stripping with a writer's perspective, open to the paradoxes and challenges that face exotic dancers. She takes the stage name of Barbie Faust and strips her way across the country. Her funny but hard-edged memoir describes funky clubs and off-beat characters, the exhilaration that overtakes a dancer on stage - and the darker realities that assail her when she's out of the spotlight.
- Published: Apr 04 2002
- Pages: 352
- ISBN: 9781860499340
- PUBLISHING WEEKLY
Burana has enormous talents as a writer... she exposes herself with pride, style and a great sense of humour
- KIRKUS REVIEWS
Remarkably well-done: a complex and warm insider's take on a booming industry
- NEW YORK TIMES
She is frank and funny and very good company. Her candid, juicy, streetwise prose rolls along merrily and, sometimes, heartbreakingly
- HOT STARS
A stylish and candid account.