At twenty-six, frumpy, kindergarten aide Victoria Fedden thought she had the perfect life until her fiance locked her out of her own house and sued her. Forced to return to her family in South Florida, a place where she never felt she fit in, Victoria moved in to her parents’ guest room and reluctantly took a job hostessing at The Bubblegum Kittikat, South Florida’s “klassiest” gentlemen’s club. This hilarious memoir recounts how working in a strip club helped her recover from her breakup while giving her life and herself a much needed makeover. Amateur Night at the Bubblegum Kittikat demonstrates what miracles can happen when you stop judging yourself and others and step far out of your comfort zone (in five-inch, Lucite heels).
If you’ve read my previous reviews, you’ll realize that I don’t read a lot of memoirs, but every now and then it’s fun to take a peek into another person’s life. I’ve been entertained by Victoria Fedden for about two years now when I first stumbled across her blog; Wide Lawns and Narrow Minds, and I decided it was finally time to read her first memoir. While this book will not be for everyone, it was definitely for me. From the title and description of the book I figured it would be a riot, and I was not disappointed.
Through the book Fedden is taking a look at herself, and make lots of discoveries, as well as grows as a person. That was interesting, and wonderful, and I did enjoy that part. But what happens behind the scenes at a strip club is the reason I will recommending this to my girlfriends, as well as you.
The situations that Fedden gets herself into, in and out of the club, make it seem as if you are passing by an accident, trying to get a glimpse at the aftermath. You might cringe, but you need to know what will happen next. She is the type of friend that you want at all of your dinner parties because you just know she will have the best stories, and the even better part, that they are true.
There are so many things that I want to tell you about, but you need to read enjoy the experience of them yourself. I will say that the wedding soup catastrophe will stick with me always. And although I had never thought of it before, I now know what strippers do when they have their period.
If you think your life is in the dumps, taking a look at Fedden’s will make you realize it could be worse, but she does it in the best way possible.