Lamar, MO, August 13, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Have you ever wondered what goes through the mind of a stripper?
In the 1970's, the Burlesque industry was thriving. Nudity and pornography was a public and political outrage. And people across the country were flocking to burlesque theaters to see Melissa St. John: The Upside Down Girl, A.K.A. Wild Star. Little did they know she was a single Mother, alone, on the road, with her two children in boarding schools in separate states. Over a 6 year period while traveling on a burlesque circuit across the country, she was searching for a way to come face to face with her true spirit. Through writing her innermost thoughts on paper, she found herself in the most unconventional way.
Thoughts of a Stripper: A Mother's Story, by Opal Dockery, is an inspirational, spiritual and autobiographical journal of a stripper's thoughts over a 6 year period in the 1970's. Her personal thoughts on single parenthood, spirituality, alternative lifestyle thinking, travel, the burlesque industry and family will inspire you, shock you and uplift you.
The new inspirational book is now available at Lulu.com .
Asked about her book, Opal replied, "I was a stripper for approximately twenty-two years. This book contains a portion of intense thoughts I experienced during six years of this time, most of which I was on the road from 1971 to 1977. The source of my book is based on my feelings".
Opal Dockery is a writer, actress and speaker; and is presently available for speaking events. Star of the award-winning cult-following comedy short film Phone Sex Grandma, Dockery is a former stripper for over 20 years, and has been a vegetarian/vegan for over 40 years. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Master's Degree in Criminal Justice. Dockery is currently the subject of a feature film documentary The Old Stripper, directed by her real-life son, filmmaker Jack Truman.
Title: Thoughts of a Stripper: A Mother's Story.
Author: Opal Dockery
First Printing 2009, Copyright 1997
182 Pages, Illustrations and News Articles