Wednesday, July 2, 2008

All I Could Bare by Craig Seymour


One of the great things about blogging is every once in a while you get contacted by a cute guy – who then sends you a cute book. Okay, it’s happened exactly once, but I’m happy it did.

Last week I mentioned “Go-Go Professor” Craig Seymour (see post here). Seymour was the gentleman who wrote his master’s thesis on go-go dancing – and did “research” by dancing himself.

After I posted about him last week, he sent me a very nice email – and he informed me that he has written a book about his experiences. It is called All I Could Bare – My Life In the Strip Clubs Of Gay Washington, D.C.

I just received the book yesterday, so I’ve only had a chance to peruse it. But what I have read is FANTASTIC. Besides, how can you NOT love a book when the first sentence is “Fuck it.”?

Here is an example of Seymour’s descriptive and entertaining prose, from the very first page:

I couldn’t see a thing, not really. It took what seemed like a full minute for my eyes to adjust to the darkness of the brick room painted black. I started to make out the outlines of figures seated in the rows of seats in front of the stage and standing along the back wall. The music continued to thump, louder now that I was inside, and the air smelled of Clorox and crotch. Beads of chilly sweat dripped from my armpits. My heartbeat quickened. Again those word, “Fuck it”.


CLICK HERE to order All I Could Bare by Craig Seymour.

It is a damn shame this book wasn’t set in NYC. If so, I'm SURE I would have been acquainted with Craig – and he would be enjoying summers at his beach house, paid for by yours truly – one dollar at a time. I was VERY generous back in my strip club days.

Anywhoo, I am going to read Craig’s book and give you a proper review when I’m done. I’ve never done a book review on DavidDust before (mainly because I don’t read) – so I’m excited. And now that I have something to read, I may be more willing to get on the damn Stairmaster at the gym.

Craig, thank you very much – and by the way:

You had me at “Fuck it”… XOXOXOXO

Order All I Could Bare now - and check out Craig's excellent blog here.

17 comments:

Howard said...

Placed my order, and can't wait to start reading.

I remember your original post, and thinking how hot the Professor was. Perhaps he'll do a book tour and I'll get him to sign my copy sometime, and tell him how sexy he is.

mistress maddie said...

Girl-I remember those days when you went to Stella's!Didn't mean to bring back the last sad day,but I'm surprised they didn't put up a memorial in your honor with all the hours and money you put in that joint!

Beth said...

I LOVE to read so you know I'm gonna look for this!!

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DonnyBoy said...

Sounds like the perfect beach book. Love your blog, btw.

Mark in DE said...

Sounds quite interesting, and since I am a DC native I will likely have heard of the places he err... performed.

Mark :-)

mikeinbama said...

I want free stuff! We should set up a David Dust Book Club and only read graphic, vulgar, and salacious books.

Joy said...

I enjoyed reading part of his blog and want to read this book, too. Isn't it something how we hear from people we mention on our blogs sometimes?

xoxoxoxox

Joy said...

Did anyone notice how BamaMike changed his picture back after I complimented that other one? Did I creep you out, Mike? I hope not, fellow Southerner.

mikeinbama said...

Joy... You didn't creep me out. I loved the compliment. Thank you again. I leave comments on several blogs and sometimes it's not appropriate, so I stick with the standard.

mikeinbama said...

Joy, I will return to the icon that you like. Just for you!

David Dust said...

You bitches should be watching TOP HAIRCUT!!!!!

Joy said...

I DID watch Top Haircut! You have material to work with this week, so I'll save comments for your recap, Dust Baby.

Thanks, Mike. Actually, I like both icons since your face looks good, too. But as I said, thanks! :-)

Howard said...

I agree with Joy, MikeInBama, both pictures are quite nice, you can't really go wrong with either.

Watched Top Haircut, and can't wait for the recap. There are some crazy ones on that show!

Amber LeMay said...

"Clorox and Crotch" part of a new line of fragrances issued by The House of LeMay.

Howard said...

Well, my book arrived today. Sounds like a great read for the holiday weekend.

Rob said...

I was looking for your review of All I Could Bare. Did you like it? Everyone seems to but it wasn't a favorite of mine. Maybe I should read it again....

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