Gawker's Sheila McClear Shopping Peep Show Memoirs to Agents

Sheila McClear, who covers the publishing industry for, is shopping a memoir about her time spent working in Times Square as a peep show girl.

The 26-year-old, who started as a reporter at Gawker in September, said she worked as a peep show girl for a brief period when she first moved to New York a little less than two years ago.

"I got interested in it — obviously, it’s a fascinating and weird milieu—and my book is about that experience!" Ms. McClear said, via instant messge (the preferred mode of communication in Nick Denton’s universe).

Ms. McClear said the book is called Every Day I Know Less and Less: Postcards From the New Times Square. Though she does not yet have an agent, she is working on the book actively, having recently completed a full-scale rewrite.

Ron Hogan over at the publishing blog GalleyCat reported earlier this afternoon that a Gawker editor was shopping a memoir.


  1. RSelective says:

    I loved the book and article also give credit to its author and her interest on
    these girls.  In Oct 1990 Show World had 23 booths which girls sometimes would
    double up.  Basement were more private booths of transvestites not allowed to be
    upstairs and vice versa.  Three full circled stages one half moon smaller stage
    and in two of them the porno stars come in to do shows. Then came the juice bar
    after the horrible murder of a beautiful Black employee with it another
    platform.  So please do read her book “The Last Of The Live Nude Girls” and
    words can’t even express the joy of Sheila McClear success.