When you first meet Marci Warhaft, you immediately recognize a woman who is confident in who she is. She is fun and outgoing. She dances on TikTok. She is never afraid to take a chance. That’s the Marci I’ve known for a decade. But when I picked up The Good Stripper, I was stunned with what I found in those pages: a series of traumatic events, the struggle with an eating disorder, a sex life she really didn’t want, and a lifestyle not commonly associated with motherhood.
The Good Stripper is so candid, I felt uncomfortable learning these things about my friend. It proved that you never know what is happening behind closed doors or in someone’s head. In this episode we talk about Marci’s life, her experience writing the book, and how she manages the feedback and fallout common when writing memoir.