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  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Mainstream Publishing (5 April 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1845967844
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845967840
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 1.7 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 572,540 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Debauched, delirious and dumb-founding . . . our page-turner of the year" (OK! Magazine)

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A no-holds-barred memoir set in the world of strip clubs

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I picked this up at the airport in London on my way on holiday and managed to finish it before the plane landed! I absolutely loved it. Sam is hilarious and full of weird and wonderful stories about her life as a dancer. I was looking for a light holiday read but this even better than that - it gave me an insight into why women become strippers, why men are so obsessed with them (besides the obvious) and what really happens in there. A definite must-read for anyone who's ever been even a little bit curious about strip clubs!
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I'm sure everyone says 'this is not my usual kind of book', but I'm really
glad I picked it up. Not only is it frequently hilarious, but it is
endlessly fascinating from the hair and beauty insights (some of which were
revelatory - ever heard of 'look good lighting'?) to the mechanics of how
men are systematically and ruthlessly parted from their money once they're
inside a club.

Samantha Bailey is a brilliant tour guide through a side of life most of us
never experience. Within a few pages I learnt to put my prejudices to one
side and to see the clubs and the punters as Samantha saw them. I found
myself reading with an open mouth - a good look on the Northern Line! - as one
revelation followed another. The money spent - and earnt - in these clubs
stunned me.

This isn't a misery memoir from a fallen woman, or the ramblings of a happy
hooker... it's just a really honest insight into a hidden world that reveals
a lot about what men and women really think of each other.

I guess the book is aimed at women, but I reckon a lot of men will read this
in secret on their Kindle!
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This book was a good read, gives a clear insite into the sleazy lapdancing world and the minds of the men who visit these places. Was shocked to read how much money these women earned back then. Only fault is I would of like her to of included any bad experiences she may of endured during her lapdancing years which Im am sure she must of at some stage.
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Not bad ghost writing here and Samantha comes over as quite interesting [ chapters on characters that come to the club should have been expanded] , but this book doesnt really say any more than the other books around . Samantha likes shopping and gangster boyfriends , she likes money but doesnt seem that interested in sex . As she had to change so many names of clubs / dancers etc I think something became lost in her story. This is an easy afternoon read but it wont challenge or confront you as a reader .
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Samantha Bailey had a "boring" job as a shop assistant until a friend recruited her to a strip club in Copenhagen. However, if you're looking for erotic literature this is not the book for you: the author tells us many times that she does not do "extras" and there is surprisingly little about sex.

But we learn a lot about the strip club business, principally the startling amount of money that men - many of whom are married - will pay for a short period of female company and a glimpse of flesh. The girls can make thousands of pounds on a good night, though the author admits to squandering it on clothes and make-up, and many of her colleagues develop drug habits.

The occasional glances behind the scenes, particularly the role of the "house mother" are fascinating, and the hints of the darker side of the business are disturbing.

Although the book is categorised as autobiography we learn little about Ms Bailey's life outside work. A good read nonetheless.
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I first read about Sam in a magazine promoting the book and I needed to know more!
I ordered the book for my holidays and could not put it down! I managed to make it last over 2 days.
It is an excellent book that grips you from the first page. It gives brilliant incite into the world of stripping from all different points of view and also Sam shares her hilarious adventures which made me actually laugh out loud at the pool!!!
It is a very well written book and hope she does a sequel with even more exciting tales!! It's a must have!!
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Stripped is one of the funniest books I have read in years. I challenge you not to laugh out loud whilst reading some of the insights Sam shares with you in 'Stripped'.

Fiona
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A good read, struggled to put it down. Well written, interesting and a splash of humour. Very honest account. I have read similar books and this is by far the best. Well worth a read.
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