Twenty-one-year-old Rebecca is struggling. She's been kicked off the gymnastics team, loses her scholarship and has to move back home with her parents. Desperate to eke out a living that will free her from the confines of a life with an alcoholic mother, Becca takes a job as an exotic dancer. Ashamed of what people will call her, she keeps the job a secret from everyone ex...more
This review is complex for me, and while I finished reading the book a couple of weeks ago, the book continues to haunt me.
It’s about a young woman named Rebecca (Becca), but called Corrine on stage. On stage – the stage with a pole and leering clients tossing money at her for dancing. It’s not just about her, though. I realized that in many ways, this is the story of every woman I know, in some way ...more
This thought-provoking, well-rendered and multi-layered tale lends itself to book club discussions and facilitates conversation about women's rights, but is cleverly delivered as a story, rather than a dissertation. ...more
Rebecca is struggling with life. She finds herself in a place she doesn’t want to be, working as an exotic dancer. She struggles with the shame she feels for what she does but also the empowerment she feels while onstage.
Her story is so real, it really resonated with me. I may not have had a problem with substances, but I am a woman who has been put in situations I didn’t want ...more
Thank you for opening our minds to the trials and tribulations of women, and the shaming we all have to overcome!