This is not another stripper memoir. It's a powerful meditation on the body, on family, and ultimately on self-love.
– Kerry Cohen, Loose Girl: A Memoir of Promiscuity
A necessary and important book.
– Louise DeSalvo, Writing as a Way of Healing
At twelve years old, everything changed for Sheila with the discovery of her estranged father’s porn collection. Found locked away in a corner of the basement, the glossy images ignite in her an unrelenting desire for attention and adoration. Now, reflections on her past as a stripper permeate her thoughts as she takes on the new roles of mother, caregiver and wife. While helping her baby daughter take her first steps, she nurses her mother through the final stages of breast cancer. This powerful and beautiful story is a moving meditation on a woman’s life through her body, motherhood and loss.