club-related reading: a tell-all of NYC's upscale nightlife scene
I made a seperate thread for this one outside of the music books thread we already have going.
Maybe some of you have read the blog "Clublife" by an anonymous blogger who's also a bouncer at some of NYC's biggest clubs (still haven't figured out which ones they are). Anyway, he's complied his stuff into a book by the same name. Comes out later this month on Harper Collins.
I admit, I'm mildly curious, although Publisher's Weekly didn't exactly give it a stellar review:
From Publishers Weekly
In this behind-the-velvet-rope memoir, anonymous blogger Rob the Bouncer (identity to be revealed "on publication") details his adventures working security at "Axis," a dizzying composite of real-life New York nightclubs. Spending grungy nights working the "Nightmare Square" of club-choked West Chelsea, antagonized by feuding bosses and berated by the downgrading clientele, Rob has plenty of material for his misanthropic observations. He spends most nights playing God to a line-up of bankers, club kids and mobsters, ogling his bartender girlfriend and babysitting the VIP room for pocket cash. Rob is a likable, identifiable narrator, an average working guy dreaming of something better, genuinely aggrieved to be trading barbs with women drunk enough to chuck tampons at him. Though structural tics can grate-like his use of second person and too-frequent shifts into screenplay-style dialogue-a handful of sidebars reveal useful tips for getting in: pack a fistful of twenties and never bark, "All my friends are inside!" And, a must-read for anyone with a tendency toward belligerence, instructions on how to leave without getting hurt ("Don't touch the bouncers on the way out"). Though the tough-guy-with-a-heart-of-gold routine feels familiar, club-goers will find Rob's dispatches entertaining and informative.
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My pops just told me he read this. I think out of curiosity about the world I exist in. He decided not to send it to my mother, fearing it would upset her. I had to laugh.
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im going to check this book out!
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