New Book Shines Spotlight on Odd College Job: Stripping

Providence, Rhode Island -- Ginnie Dickinson, a Brown University sophomore, sprawls on stone steps near a grassy courtyard and is in no hurry for an hour-long interview to end. She has more time than other debt-strapped students because of a job that lets her earn up to $1,000 a week for only 14 hours of work.

Ms. Dickinson is a stripper.

She took up stripping on a lark in 1993, she says, during a two-year leave from Brown. She kept the job when she returned to college because